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In a first, Philly school board votes to take back control of two charters
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Oct 18, 5:13 AM: The Philadelphia Board of Education voted Thursday against renewing charters for two schools run by a powerful Latino nonprofit, a decision years in the making.
Philly school board to vote on ending charter agreements for two Aspira-run schools
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Oct 17, 6:20 AM: The Philadelphia School Board is expected to vote Thursday night on whether to take back two schools run by Aspira Inc. of Pennsylvania, more than three years after the district recommended ending their charter agreements due to >
Opinion: Pennsylvania taxpayers deserve better
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Oct 17, 6:18 AM: Recently, Governor Wolf has announced pending executive actions with the goal of some charter school reforms. Many think tanks and pundits across the Commonwealth have attacked him for this, stating that his agenda is to protect the >
Pennsylvania state universities move toward more shared services, cost savings
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Oct 17, 6:11 AM: The Pennsylvania system overseeing 14 universities wants to move toward more consolidation and cost savings and plans to ask the commonwealth for more money to make it happen.
Pa. cyber charter bill aims to partner with, not compete with districts
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Oct 17, 5:22 AM: A new bill would aim to alleviate the tension between cyber charters and school districts in Pennsylvania by allowing the entities to partner with each other — while still preserving the option of school choice.
Graduation rates plunged in districts under financial recovery
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Oct 11, 6:24 AM: Pennsylvania's public school districts under financial recovery have all seen drastic drops in graduation rates despite facing potential state takeovers. Experts say it's bizarre, and they can't pinpoint a cause.
Op-Ed: Education Isn’t a One-Size-Fits-All Model
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Oct 11, 5:41 AM: Pennsylvania families are fortunate to have educational choice. In the Chester County alone, more than 50 students have selected Reach Cyber Charter School rather than their districted schools.
How race, class, and privilege shape the asbestos crisis at two Philly high schools
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Oct 11, 5:38 AM: How the issue has unfolded in the past days and weeks reinforces what some parents and educators say is an uncomfortable reality in Philadelphia and in many public school districts: There are haves and have nots, with divisions >
School district has broken our trust, say students displaced by asbestos | Opinion
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Oct 9, 7:48 AM: We are two students — one at Ben Franklin High School and one at Science Leadership Academy. Last week, Superintendent William Hite said that our schools would be closed to students indefinitely while asbestos abatement and >
Bill would require all school districts to offer full-time cyber education programs
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Oct 8, 5:29 AM: A Pennsylvania lawmaker has unveiled legislation that would require all school districts to offer full-time cyber education programs.
How Berks fits in to Pennsylvania's innovation economy
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Oct 7, 5:37 AM: In August, the Brookings Institute released a report looking at the state of Pennsylvania's innovation economy, warning that the commonwealth is falling behind in the knowledge-driven economy that propels most advanced >
Op-Ed: Education isn't one-size-fits-all model
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Oct 7, 5:25 AM: On Monday, Sept. 16, Reach Cyber Charter School students, parents, teachers and staff lined up inside the state Capitol rotunda to make our voices heard in regards to Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to impose new rules on charter >
Personal finance courses could fulfill grad requirement in Pa.
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Oct 7, 5:09 AM: The bill would not make the course itself a requirement, but it would allow one personal finance credit to be applied to fulfilling requirements in social studies, family and consumer science, mathematics or business education.
Cyber charter school students get away from computer screens to meet
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Oct 4, 6:17 AM: Cyber-charter school students are meeting their virtual classmates to complete activities that can only be done offline. It’s Back to School celebration for these K through 12 Reach Cyber Charter School students and their parents. >
Midland to get charter trades, technology high school
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Oct 3, 6:06 AM: A group of local educators and community leaders is building a public charter high school in Midland to prepare students for careers in trades and technology-based industries.
Pa. Gov. Wolf pushes his charter school reform plan, announces forthcoming closure of a cyber charter school
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Oct 2, 5:19 AM: Gov. Tom Wolf, shown here at a news conference in Allentown in August, was in Altoona on Tuesday discussing his plan to revamp Pennsylvania's 22-year-old charter school law and announced the forthcoming closure of a poor-performing >
Pa.'s teachers earn more money and are treated better than most colleagues nationwide: report
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Sep 30, 7:55 AM: Pennsylvania teachers earn more money and are treated better than their counterparts in most other states, according to a WalletHub study.
Teach personal finance in high school? Pa. legislators, raise your hands and vote ‘yes’
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Sep 30, 7:38 AM: Pennsylvania college grads, as we’ve written, rank No. 1 in the nation for student debt load, with an average $36,193 loan balance. Delaware and New Jersey rank third and 12th, respectively. How about a little preventative >
York Academy charter's new CEO strengthens foundation
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Sep 30, 7:22 AM: York Academy Regional Charter School hopes to move to the next level with a new CEO who has a strong background in the International Baccalaureate program.
Opinion: Level playing field for public, charter schools
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Sep 30, 7:00 AM: We recognize that a cyber school option may be the right fit for some students. That is why our districts have invested in cyber charter programs of our own, and at lower cost and with better results.

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