Philadelphia SRC Approves 5 New Charter Schools, 4 Arrested During Heated MeetingThe meeting was frequently disrupted by protesters as the School Reform Commission granted conditional charters to five schools.
Former Employees Looking For Answers After Phila. Charter School ClosesA 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.
Parents Protest Abrupt Closure Of Northern Liberties Charter SchoolParents 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.
Teachers Start Fundraiser After Class Trip Money Stolen, School VandalizedA Philadelphia charter school is burglarized and vandalized, and the thieves made off with money students had raised for a class trip.
Phila. Charter School Holds Lottery To Cut EnrollmentA 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.
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.
Walter Palmer Charter School Heads To Court In Last-Ditch Effort To Stay OpenThe 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.
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.
Cops: Loaded Gun Found In Student’s School Bag Inside Charter School In PhillyA student is in police custody after investigators say a loaded gun was found in his possession inside a Philadelphia school Wednesday morning.
Jury Deliberations Continue in $6.7M Charter School Fraud CaseThe 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.
No Verdict in $6.7M Charter School Fraud Case in PhiladelphiaJurors 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.
With Founder On Trial For Fraud, 2 Charter Renewals Denied By SRCThe School Reform Commission last night failed to renew the charters of two schools founded by a woman who is on trial on fraud charges.