charter schools

In file photo: SRC Chariman Bill Green (credit: CBS3)

Replaced SRC Chair Bill Green: ‘Would’ve Been Nice To Have Been Asked To Step Aside’

Governor Tom Wolf has replaced School Reform Commission (SRC) chair Bill Green with Marjorie Neff, voiding his 5 year contract.

03/02/2015

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

Group Advocating For More Philly Charter Schools Responds To Decision To Approve 5 Of 39 New Charters

The Hoboken-based Choice Media, Inc. is returning to the Philadelphia television airwaves in the next week or so, depicting parents whose children were shut out of fully-enrolled charters.

02/21/2015

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Pa. Speaker Turzai Expects $35M Philadelphia Charter School Donation To Be Accepted

The Speaker of the House of Pennsylvania, Mike Turzai(R-Allegheny) talked with WPHT midday host Dom Giordano about the proposed $35 million donation by Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) to assist in increasing the number of charter schools in Philadelphia.

02/12/2015

School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Group Offering Up To $35 Million To Clear A Path For New Charter Schools In Philadelphia

An influential group is offering some big cash, to make it easier for the Philadelphia School District to approve applications for new charter schools.

02/04/2015

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

A Philadelphia Charter School Helping Its Students Navigate High School Choices

Justin Hall, director of student services at the K-8 Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School, says the students are exposed to an array of high school options.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

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All ‘Cyber’ Charters in Pennsylvania Getting Failing Grades, Study Finds

“None of the cyber charter schools met what the (Pennsylvania education) department’s threshold is for acceptable school performance,” notes the organization’s director of policy research.

11/20/2014

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Friends of Charter Schools Rally on North Broad Street

The rally highlighted a new Pennsylvania law that allows charter school operators a direct appeal if their application is turned down by the SRC.

11/11/2014

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

At a Philadelphia Charter School, Parental Involvement Includes Baked Goods

Following its successful “Donuts with Dad” program, a K-8 school in Southwest Philadelphia today held a “Muffins with Mom” event.

10/22/2014

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Company Which Runs Several Local Charter Schools Adding Nurses Instead Of Removing Them

A company running several local charter schools is reversing the trend of removing nurses from schools.

10/12/2014

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KIPP Honored By ‘Broad Prize’

The award focuses on urban schools that are closing the achievement gap between minority and low-income students and their white higher income peers.

07/23/2014

(Education activist Helen Gym, standing outside a charter school in Chinatown she helped found.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Phila. Education Advocate Urges Caution Over Amended Pa. Tax Legislation

An amendment attached to the Pa. House bill would give groups who want to open charter schools in Philadelphia the right to appeal to a state board if they get turned down by the School Reform Commission.

07/03/2014

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

Pa. High Court Says Phila. School District Off the Hook For Overenrolled Charter

It’s a victory in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for the School District of Philadelphia in its dispute with the Walter D. Palmer Charter School.

05/28/2014

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Sen. Rand Paul Blasts Clintons, Defends Charter Schools On WPHT

Dom Giordano spoke with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.

05/08/2014

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

Mastery Charter Schools Holds College Fair For Its 10th-11th Graders

At the college fair at Simon Gratz High School, students attending high schools operated by Mastery Charter Schools had the chance to grill potential institutions about post-secondary opportunities.

05/07/2014

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At Some Schools, Football Not Making The Cut

Analyzing data, Washington Post columnist suggests more vigorous learning at high schools that don’t field a football team.

04/16/2014

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