Pennsylvania Scales Back Funding To Philadelphia Charter SchoolsThe state has made its annual recalculation of charter school payments, and it's bad news for Philadelphia's charters.
PA Auditor General Blames State For Philly Charter School Problem"This is one where all of the challenges can directly be laid at the feet of Harrisburg," said State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.
Some Philadelphia Charter Schools To Begin Observing Muslim HolidaysSimilar moves have been made in other school districts including New York City.
New School Year, New Management, And New Cash For A Philly Charter SchoolTeachers greeted students on day 1 at the Frederick Douglass Charter School at 22nd and Norris in North Philadelphia.
State Tells A Delaware County Cyber Charter School They Are Violating The LawEducation Plus cyber charter's Nicholas Torres says Governor Wolf is no fan of charter schools.
Two Philadelphia Charter Schools Fail To Have Charter Renewed By School Reform CommissionA dozen Philadelphia charter schools earned new terms, but the School Reform Commission has turned thumbs-down on renewing two others.
Federal Lawsuit Filed Against School Reform Commission After Protest Signs ConfiscatedLisa Haver, co-founder of a group that opposes more charter schools in Philadelphia, says school police confiscated her signs at the SRC's February 18th meeting.
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.
Activists Say Phila. Charter Schools Are Rife With Fraud And Regulators Aren't WatchingToday, they brought their complaints to the doorsteps of the Pennsylvania attorney general and the School Reform Commission.
Speculation Of New Philadelphia Charter Schools Has Operators Recruiting FamiliesNow that the Philadelphia School District has accepted applications for new charter schools, charter operators are revving up the pressure to get new schools approved. Some are already recruiting families for schools that may never exist.
Palmer Charter High School Shuts Down Suddenly, Leaving Students HamstrungStudents arriving at a troubled Philadelphia charter high school Monday morning were told to go home, and informed that the school will be closing for good.
Pa. High Court Says Phila. School District Off the Hook For Overenrolled Charter 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.