- Philly’s Black-led charter schools are treated unfairly, new group says
- > Nov 25, 9:12 AM: Philadelphia’s Black-led charter schools play an important role in educating thousands of city children, yet are routinely subjected to inequities and racial bias by the School District, leaders of a new coalition said
- Philly’s Black-led charter schools band together for ‘Black Schools Matter’ campaign
- Nov 25, 9:10 AM: A group of Philadelphia charter schools led by Black educators are banding together to highlight racial inequities in the public school system, and advocate for more resources.
- Agora Cyber Charter talks learning curve amid pandemic
- > Nov 24, 8:19 AM: For many families, virtual learning is a learning curve. If you’re one of those families, or if your child has expressed an interest in virtual learning during the coronavirus pandemic, Agora Cyber Charter wants to lead the
- School districts foresee crisis over pandemic cyber shift
- Nov 23, 6:48 AM: Public school officials across Pennsylvania were already concerned about cyber charter schools pulling funding away from already cash-strapped school districts before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
- The coronavirus crisis has highlighted the value of cyber charter schools | Opinion
- > Nov 20, 8:46 AM: We are thankful for the Commonwealth’s continued support. Public funding – which is allocated to every Pennsylvania student, not to a particular school or district – is essential for cyber charter schools to give Pennsylvania
- During pandemic, cyber charter schools are an important alternative for parents, kids | Opinion
- Nov 20, 8:30 AM: Earlier this year, every school district in Pennsylvania shifted to emergency online learning as part of the fight against a global pandemic.
- Parents sue to block Montgomery County's two-week virtual school order
- > Nov 19, 7:45 AM: A group of parents has gone to court to prevent a Montgomery County Board of Health order that would require all public and private schools to move to an all-virtual learning model for a two-week period around the Thanksgiving
- Supers: Remote learning poses motivation, engagement challenges
- Nov 19, 7:18 AM: Local school district leaders say more students are experiencing academic distress this year than in previous years, and remote learning has played a large part in that.
- Feds reject Pa.’s plan to spend up to $300M in stimulus money for school property tax relief
- > Nov 17, 7:30 AM: For more than a decade, state lawmakers have sent yearly payments to Pennsylvania’s school districts so they can lower residents' property tax bills. These payments are funded by gambling revenue, which has taken a major hit this
- Column: Charter schools a great solution for many Chester County families
- > Nov 17, 7:27 AM: I found it encouraging to read about U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan’s recent forum, “How to transform the education system in the wake of COVID-19”. During this forum, Nithyua Joseph shared, “The research shows us that in
- Montgomery County Parents Rally Outside Official’s Home After Vote To Move Schooling Online For 2 Weeks
- Nov 16, 8:30 AM: Parents in Montgomery County took action after the board of commissioners voted to move all classroom instruction to virtual for the next two weeks.
- As COVID-19 cases increase, teachers union asks for remote learning in some counties
- Nov 16, 7:47 AM: As COVID-19 cases across Pennsylvania continue to soar, the head of the state’s teachers union is asking school districts in counties with substantial spread to return to remote learning full time.
- Cyber charter school costs skyrocket in Luzerne County
- Nov 16, 6:05 AM: Facing a coronavirus pandemic expected to continue this school year and limited educational options in her school district, Heather Jones enrolled her daughter in a cyber charter school.
- Montgomery County delays vote on closing schools in response to coronavirus surge after uproar from angry parents
- > Nov 13, 8:41 AM: After more than two hours of public comments — largely from angry parents adamant that schools should not be closed — the Montgomery County Board of Health on Thursday pushed back a vote on whether to shut down schools for two
- Pennsylvania’s largest teacher’s union wants schools in dozens of counties to go to remote learning
- Nov 12, 7:51 AM: The president of the Pennsylvania State Education Association said school districts across the state need to keep students, staff and visitors safe and, in some instances, that may mean moving to remote learning.
- Citing surge in COVID-19, Philly schools reverse reopening plan; will continue virtual instruction until further notice
Citing surge in COVID-19, Philly schools reverse reopening plan; will continue virtual instruction until further notice
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- Standoff brews between Philly school district and teachers over return to classrooms
- Nov 10, 7:28 AM: The district, so far, is pushing ahead with plans to bring some school staff back to classrooms in one week so that they can prepare to reopen schools on November 30 for students in grades pre-K-2.
- Less than a third of eligible Philly students have opted to return to school
- Nov 6, 8:28 AM: Less than a third of the 32,000 students eligible to return to school on Nov. 30 have opted to come back for face-to-face instruction, Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. said Thursday.
- Philly schools won’t reopen to teachers Monday as planned
- > Nov 5, 8:54 AM: The news came after Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan told Hite he did not want the district’s prekindergarten through second-grade students back in buildings because of a COVID-19 surge. Teachers were due
- Letter: Charter schools are taking taxpayers' money
- > Nov 5, 8:09 AM: Stroudsburg School District was billed $1,062,105 for cyber school tuition payments for the month of September. Do the math: this translates to over $10,000,000 for the 10-month school year. And of course, it could go higher.