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The School Reform Commission granted conditional three-year charters to five schools, but denied 34 others. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Philadelphia SRC Approves 5 New Charter Schools, 4 Arrested During Heated Meeting

The meeting was frequently disrupted by protesters as the School Reform Commission granted conditional charters to five schools.

02/18/2015

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Former Employees Looking For Answers After Phila. Charter School Closes

A small group of frustrated former employees of Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter gathered outside the school Wednesday afternoon in hopes of finding out when they will be paid.

01/07/2015

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Parents Protest Abrupt Closure Of Northern Liberties Charter School

Parents with children enrolled at Walter D. Palmer Leadership Partners Charter School got word over the holiday break that the school would shut down for good.

12/29/2014

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Teachers Start Fundraiser After Class Trip Money Stolen, School Vandalized

A Philadelphia charter school is burglarized and vandalized, and the thieves made off with money students had raised for a class trip.

11/09/2014

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Phila. Charter School Holds Lottery To Cut Enrollment

A charter school in Northern Liberties held a lottery Thursday evening to determine which 250 children would be forced to leave the school and enroll elsewhere, due to a loss of about $300,000 per month in state money.

10/16/2014

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A Charter School On Brink Of Closure Leaves Parents Looking For New Schools For Their Children

Many of the parents say this whole process of trying to find a school for their children has been very frustrating.

09/29/2014

The Walter D. Palmer Charter School, in Northern Liberties.   (File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Walter Palmer Charter School Heads To Court In Last-Ditch Effort To Stay Open

The Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners charter school could close any day now, if it can’t convice a judge to order an infusion of cash from the school district. Founder Walter Palmer claims the district owes his school nearly $1.4 million.

09/24/2014

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School District Postpones West Kensington Elementary School’s Charter Vote

The Philadelphia School District has postponed a parents’ vote scheduled for Thursday on whether a West Kensington elementary school should be converted to a charter.

04/28/2014

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Cops: Loaded Gun Found In Student’s School Bag Inside Charter School In Philly

A student is in police custody after investigators say a loaded gun was found in his possession inside a Philadelphia school Wednesday morning.

01/15/2014

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Jury Deliberations Continue in $6.7M Charter School Fraud Case

The jury in a charter school fraud case in Philadelphia will return to its deliberations in the morning, with the potential of losing some jurors by Friday.

12/18/2013

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No Verdict in $6.7M Charter School Fraud Case in Philadelphia

Jurors in a charter school fraud case in Philadelphia are indicating that they may be hung up on portions of the case, but the judge has told them to keep at it.

12/17/2013

(The Philadelphia School Reform Commission, at Friday's meeting.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

With Founder On Trial For Fraud, 2 Charter Renewals Denied By SRC

The School Reform Commission last night failed to renew the charters of two schools founded by a woman who is on trial on fraud charges.

11/22/2013

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Charter School In Philadelphia Abruptly Closes Its Doors

A charter school in Philadelphia announced Friday, via its website, that it is closing its doors effective immediately due to “safety concerns and financial instability.”

10/11/2013

Andre Agassi cuts the ribbon at KIPP Elementary Academy. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Andre Agassi Cuts Ribbon At Philadelphia Charter School He Helped Fund

Tennis Hall of Famer Andre Agassi has joined with a real estate company to create a fund for charter schools to find suitable buildings.

01/25/2012

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Philadelphia Charter School Holding Shoe Recycling Drive

Wondering what to do with your old smelly sneakers? Why not recycle them? One local charter school is hoping you’ll do just that.

09/18/2011

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