- Edleblut issues new charter school grant analysis
- > Feb 13, 8:12 AM: A new Department of Education fiscal analysis of the proposed, $46 million public charter school grant concludes that a sharp drop in traditional school enrollment over the next decade will be driven mainly by demographic trends
- NJ Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to Expansion of Charter Schools in Newark
- > Feb 12, 8:40 AM: The state Supreme Court yesterday agreed to hear a lawsuit that had challenged the expansion of charter schools in Newark, arguably the state’s nexus for the alternative schools with more than a third of its students enrolled in
- Springfield leverages education partnerships to fill skills gap
- Feb 11, 8:40 AM: The educational system at all levels, and the business community, are essential to ensuring that the workforce has a sufficient supply of the skills and training being sought in the labor market.
- Which are the best, most improved Philly schools? District reveals them.
- > Feb 11, 8:15 AM: City schools continued their slow but steady improvement based on the district’s measurements over the past year, with more schools ranked in the top-performing tier and fewer in the bottom tier. But roughly two-thirds of the
- Editorial: A new attack on charters
- > Feb 11, 6:25 AM: The Rhode Island Senate tends to be very friendly to labor unions. So perhaps it is no surprise that the Senate Education Funding Formula Task Force recently unveiled a proposal that seems a naked favor to powerful teachers unions,
- Editorial: Charter fixes long overdue
- > Feb 11, 6:21 AM: Charter schools were authorized in Pennsylvania more than two decades ago on the premise that they would innovate outside the regulatory and legacy union contract constraints that conventional public schools face, improve student
- Rhode Island students take fight for civic education to courts
- > Feb 10, 10:01 AM: Filed in November 2018, the lawsuit claims that the state of Rhode Island has violated students’ constitutional rights by failing to provide the necessary civic education to prepare students to effectively engage in a
- School choice and the fight for public education’s soul | Editorial
- > Feb 10, 9:56 AM: Since Pennsylvania’s first charter law in 1997, there has been little reform that would improve oversight and accountability. In his budget address last week, Governor Wolf outlined proposals that would increase spending in
- Opinion: The inconvenient truth about charter ‘success’: They weed out students; traditional public schools must teach all
- > Feb 10, 9:13 AM: But there is an inconvenient truth about these schools that charter supporters rarely discuss, or even admit. The schools’ “success” is due not to any superior instructional strategy but rather to segregation — segregation based on
- On call-in show, Wolf defends charter school cuts
- Feb 10, 9:03 AM: WHYY received a flood of social media messages and phone calls during Friday’s live interview with Wolf, mostly from concerned parents over the change in charter school funding.
- How an Education Visionary Got Canceled
- > Feb 7, 9:23 AM: What had begun as a discussion about race was now, on the face of it, a conversation about manner, conducted largely by the white people in charge of him — members of a board who would still, after everything was over, be left
- Letter: Charter, public school funding is unjust
- > Feb 7, 8:28 AM: Pittsburgh Public Schools pays over $100 million annually to charters. The Charter School Law has bred a broken system created by those who sought to destroy public education. The unintended consequences are dire: The most at-risk
- New bills propose $64 million for Maine's career and technical education
- Feb 7, 8:12 AM: Two new bills were introduced Thursday which, along with a third bill carried over from last session, could provide $64 million for Maine's 27 CTE centers.
- Wolf pushes back on Trump’s State of the Union criticism: ‘There was some posturing going on there’
Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday responded to criticism he received from President Donald Trump during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address.
Feb 6, 9:41 AM:
- Coral Springs Charter School Opens Enrollment But Getting In Is Hard
- Feb 6, 9:27 AM: For many parents, it’s one of the most coveted educational opportunities in the city: getting accepted into Coral Springs Charter School.
- Editorial: Help poor kids attend college first
- Feb 6, 8:39 AM: Here’s a litmus test for how government should allocate its money in a fiscal crisis: Meet the needs of the poorest first.That goes for healthcare. It goes for food and shelter. And it goes for education.
- Opinion: Applaud school choice, challenge districts
- > Feb 6, 7:35 AM: Charter schools don’t cost school districts a penny. Parents are exercising their right to use their tax dollars at schools. In fact, the editorial cites reasons why cyberschools should cost less, but they already do. In
- N.J. Supreme Court will hear case on Jersey City school district’s deal to pay union reps’ salaries
The fight over whether the Jersey City Public Schools can use taxpayer money to pay teachers union representatives is heading to the state Supreme Court.
Feb 6, 7:02 AM:
- Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf’s charter school reforms re-ignites firestorm with advocates, parents
- > Feb 6, 6:51 AM: Charter school parents are outraged over what they are calling his “slash and burn” charter school reforms unveiled as part of Wolf’s 2020-21 budget proposal. They also were put off by references to their kids’ schools in his budget
- Opinion: In State of the Union, Trump distorts Wolf’s veto of school tax credit bill
- > Feb 5, 8:44 AM: President Donald Trump used a televised address to the nation Tuesday to apparently distort Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2019 veto of a bill that would have nearly doubled the size of a state program that offers tax credits to businesses that