- Students Press Unusual Argument in Court: a Constitutional Right to Civics
- Dec 6, 8:40 AM: A federal judge in Providence, R.I., heard arguments Thursday in a case that tackles a novel question: Do students have a right under the U.S. Constitution to an education that prepares them to be capable citizens?
- Charter school in Queens says they’re ‘left in limbo’ on middle school promise
- Dec 6, 8:16 AM: Parents and leaders of Success Academy Charter School in Queens are demanding the city find a new middle school for Queens students now — and they’re ready to take their case to City Hall again.
- Letter: Evaluation system does poor job assessing some urban schools
Kudos to The Providence Journal and Linda Borg for the Nov. 25 news article “At charter school for students who got off track, R.I. star ratings seem a poor match for the mission.” The story raised legitimate concerns regarding >
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- Update Pa’s charter school law to foster innovation, bolster accountability | Opinion
- > Dec 6, 7:47 AM: I support Gov. Tom Wolf’s call for reform to the charter school law, which is long overdue for an update in light of 20 years of experience with charter schools and their impact on the system of public education in the
- A fight to stop these schools from ‘making a profit on every single special education kid’
- Dec 6, 6:56 AM: Across Pennsylvania Thursday, nearly 20 school districts held simultaneous news conferences to press state lawmakers to tackle charter and cyber school reform.
- Pennsylvania’s urban school districts call for change; say state funding, charter laws crippling them
- > Dec 6, 6:52 AM: The district was one of more than a dozen across the state — including Upper Darby and Pottstown — that held news conferences Thursday to draw attention to funding disparities facing districts that are also burdened with increasing
- School officials seek charter reform, allege funding inequalities
- > Dec 6, 6:39 AM: A call to action was made by several local school superintendents and administrators on Thursday, as they came together in hopes of bringing attention to what many of the area’s educators are calling “unfair
- EDITORIAL: Pa.'s weakest districts targeted
- > Dec 5, 8:28 AM: But the "school choice" red herring only serves to line investors' pockets and rob taxpayers of accountability. And, judging by recent history, the enemies of public education are targeting Pennsylvania's weakest districts
- Opinion: A chance to reform education funding
- > Dec 5, 8:15 AM: Ever since the passage of Act 60 in 1997 and Act 68 in 2003, Vermonters have been perpetually frustrated with our education financing system. And for good reasons. Vermont has the second highest property tax burden in the nation.
- Judge nixes Chester Community Charter School petition - for now
- > Dec 5, 7:51 AM: Delaware County Common Pleas Court Judge Barry Dozor denied a petition from Chester Community Charter School Wednesday that could have opened the door to "charterize" all elementary schools in the Chester Upland School
- Letter: Who benefits from tuition voucher programs?
- Dec 5, 7:08 AM: When politicians advocate school voucher programs they always claim the purpose is to help “poor” families. This is a lie. The only people who actually benefit are middle and upper class.
- Parent Activist is Changing the Charter School Conversation
- Dec 4, 8:16 AM: It was in the spirit of what her parents did for her that Morrison has found herself smack dab in the middle of a national charter school conversation.
- CUSD supporters rally against charter proposal
- > Dec 4, 7:57 AM: About 50 opponents of a proposal to “charterize” elementary schools in the Chester Upland School District braved frigid December temperatures to stage a rally outside Chester High School Tuesday evening, one day before a hearing in
- ‘A complete breakdown’: Pittsburgh charter school’s case is still stuck before state appeals board
- > Dec 4, 7:50 AM: The six-member appeals board found itself once again hamstrung by legal precedent at its meeting in Harrisburg on Tuesday, when it was unable to render a verdict in an appeal brought by Propel Schools, a network of Pittsburgh
- Dead mice, crumbling concrete: Education reform won’t fix the sorry state of some schools
- > Dec 4, 6:44 AM: Hailed as a transformational overhaul of the state’s outmoded school-funding formula, the so-called Student Opportunity Act is poised to pump an additional $1.5 billion into school districts across Massachusetts over the next seven
- Pennsylvania can turn its higher education disaster around | Opinion
- Dec 4, 6:44 AM: Pennsylvania has a big problem, and it’s time we stop ignoring it. As Bob Fernandez reported in stark relief for this week’s Inquirer, the Commonwealth’s public higher education is in a dire state.
- Letter: New Hampshire Democrats owned by teachers union
- > Dec 4, 6:36 AM: New Hampshire Democrats howled all summer that because Governor Sununu vetoed the state budget because he wouldn’t raise taxes that he didn’t care about public education? Well, earlier this month Governor Sununu and Education
- R.I. education chief recommends 5-year renewal for failing charter school
- > Dec 3, 7:54 AM: The commissioner of education has recommended a five-year renewal for a charter school despite at least four years of failing academic achievement, low graduation rates and a poor track record for placing graduates in construction
- Let’s call the opposition to Urban Dove what it is: racism | Opinion
- > Dec 3, 7:51 AM: The behavior reported is jaw-droppingly awful. The headline, “New Midwood charter school sparks racial and religious tensions,” couldn’t quite encapsulate the horrifying things adults were saying about
- Letter: Buffalo Schools’ overpayment shows why kids need charters
- > Dec 3, 7:38 AM: Charter schools provide dissatisfied families with an alternative to the dysfunctional Buffalo public school system that does not provide a quality education. Buffalo schools overpaid charter schools $1 million during the 2018