“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.
Analyzing data, Washington Post columnist suggests more vigorous learning at high schools that don’t field a football team.
Parents will decide whether two elementary schools — Munoz Marin and Edward Steel — should become Renaissance Charters or remain district-run.
With more than half of Pennsylvania’s charter schools in Philadelphia, state auditor general Eugene DePasquale came to City Hall for his final statewide hearing on charter accountability.
A Philadelphia nonprofit says Pennsylvania charter schools would be better off if they were overseen by more than local school boards.
Part of a bill pending in the Pennsylvania senate would give universities the authority to approve new charter schools. But one non-profit says there’s no evidence that would improve student performance.
As the year ends, let’s look at what priorities have emerged in education.