Parents United for Public Education

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Phila. School Officials Begin Sifting 40 Applications For New Charter Schools

The avalanche of applications came when the school district ended a seven-year moratorium on new charters, as a condition of receiving funding from a new, $2-a-pack Philadelphia cigarette surtax.

11/18/2014

(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

(Philadelphia School District headquarters.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Parents Considering Legal Action Over Hobbled Philadelphia Schools

Tired of waiting for answers on how schools can open Monday with overcrowded classes and barely any counselors or support staff, parents are looking at taking matters into their own hands.

09/05/2013

(Philadelphia School District headquarters.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Education Advocate Speaks Out On Philadelphia School Budget Crisis

The Philadelphia School District’s budget crisis has many families worried as summer draws to a close with the beginning of the school year up in the air. But a parent and education advocate says this is more than just about the $50 million dollars to get schools open on time.

08/10/2013

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