Philadelphia Charter Schools

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.
Charter School CEO's Join Call For City Council To Approve 1% Sales Tax ExtensionOfficials representing several dozen Philadelphia charter schools gathered outside City Hall Thursday to call on City Council to approve a one-percent sales tax extension.
2 Charter School CEOs Cleared in Philadelphia Fraud CaseAcquitted were Michael Slade (pictured) and Courteney Knight. The jury continues deliberating the fate of their co-defendant, Dorothy June Brown.
Choosing A High School This FallChoosing a high school for 8th graders is tough in Philadelphia; this year it's harder than ever. But there is help.