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Mastery Charter Schools

(Ron Harvey of Mastery Charter Schools.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Charter Operators Developing Post-Graduation Strategies For Students With Disabilities

Charter school operators were putting their heads together to help students with learning disabilities after they graduate, and were swapping ideas at a forum at Children’s Hospital.

06/04/2013

(Schools superintendent William Hite speaks to a charter school group urging more school funding.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Phila. Charter Schools Urge City and State To Increase Education Funding Citywide

Charter operators and district officials gathered at Boys’ Latin Charter School, in West Philadelphia, to join in the push for city and state money to fill the district’s $304-million budget gap.

05/23/2013

(Eagles' cheerleaders perform at a pre-testing rally at Smedley School, in Frankford.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

With Balloons and Cheers, Philadelphia School Gets Kids Hyped For PSSA Testing

This was not your normal pep rally, not by a long shot.

04/09/2013

(A Philadelphia Police cruiser sits outside Gratz High School on September 20th following a shooting in the Broad Street subway that was initially believed to involve Gratz students.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 3: Getting Tough on Violence

There is a new atmosphere at one Philadelphia high school where, students say, violence used to be commonplace.

10/04/2012

Simon Gratz Mastery Charter High School principal LaQuanda Jackson talks with reporters about Gratz's removal from the "persistently dangerous" list.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia’s List of ‘Persistently Dangerous’ Schools Gets Pared Down

Now there are just six Philadelphia schools deemed “persistently dangerous” under state criteria.

09/05/2012