One Charter School Approved, Another RevokedThe School Reform Commission giveth, and it taketh away. The SRC approved an application for one charter school, and revoked the charter of another.
City Controller Takes Aim At HarrisburgThe city controller has released a report critical of the management of two charter school operators, on the eve of a key vote.
Wolf Breaks With Obama On Charter SchoolsJames Paul, a Senior Policy Analyst at the Commonwealth Foundation, criticized Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf for breaking with President Obama regarding their stances on charter schools.
Pennsylvania Working Families Director: 'Our Message Of Keeping Philly Schools Public Helped Kenney Win'Kati Sipp, the Director of Pennsylvania Working Families, spoke with Talk Radio 1210 WPHT midday host Dom Giordano about the effect that she feels that her organization had on Jim Kenney winning the Democratic primary for mayor of Philadelphia.
A Camden, NJ Charter School Gets Its Own, In-House Health Center For Students and Parents The basement at the Leap Academy building, on Cooper Street, is now a full-service health clinic, run by the school of nursing of Rutgers-Camden.
Pa. House Approves Legislaton That Would Strengthen Charter Schools StatewideUnder 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.
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.
Group Advocating For More Philly Charter Schools Responds To Decision To Approve 5 Of 39 New ChartersThe 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.
Pa. Speaker Turzai Expects $35M Philadelphia Charter School Donation To Be AcceptedThe 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.
Group Offering Up To $35 Million To Clear A Path For New Charter Schools In PhiladelphiaAn influential group is offering some big cash, to make it easier for the Philadelphia School District to approve applications for new charter schools.
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.
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.