Under the Republican-backed update to the current law, now nearly two decades old, charter schools would get their funding directly from the state, rather than having money pass through local school districts.
Governor Tom Wolf has replaced School Reform Commission (SRC) chair Bill Green with Marjorie Neff, voiding his 5 year contract.
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.
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.
An influential group is offering some big cash, to make it easier for the Philadelphia School District to approve applications for new charter schools.
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.
“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.
The rally highlighted a new Pennsylvania law that allows charter school operators a direct appeal if their application is turned down by the SRC.
Following its successful “Donuts with Dad” program, a K-8 school in Southwest Philadelphia today held a “Muffins with Mom” event.
A company running several local charter schools is reversing the trend of removing nurses from schools.
The award focuses on urban schools that are closing the achievement gap between minority and low-income students and their white higher income peers.
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.
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.
Dom Giordano spoke with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.
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.