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Pennsylvania approves stronger charter school regulations
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Mar 22, 6:12 AM: Pennsylvania charter schools will now face stronger ethics and accounting standards after a state regulatory commission approved some of the most significant changes ever to the quarter-century-old law that governs them.
Meet the finalists: What Philly’s 3 superintendent hopefuls said during their job interviews
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Mar 17, 8:41 AM: When it comes to charter schools, Davis said he is “not necessarily pro-charter or anti-charter,” but instead “pro-good school and anti-school that isn’t welcoming, safe, and challenging to students.” He added that charter schools >
Charter schools, advocates push lawmakers to expand seats in city
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Mar 17, 5:35 AM: Charter school advocates rallied in City Hall Park Wednesday to push state lawmakers on action that would increase the number of charter school seats in the Big Apple.
Wolf’s charter school regulations face opposition from GOP lawmakers
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Mar 16, 5:56 AM: State lawmakers in two committees voted along party lines Tuesday to disapprove of new charter school regulations proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration – a largely symbolic move that outlined Republican concerns to a state >
Teachers are quitting in droves. Here’s how to stem the staffing crisis in schools. | Opinion
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Mar 11, 9:18 AM: We could try to meet their needs, compensate them fairly, and make their jobs workable. We could trust their professional judgment and do away with rigid curricula and ineffective standardized tests.
Charter school report: Scores go up, achievement gap shrinks
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Mar 11, 8:55 AM: A study says if Pennsylvania political leaders want to get serious about improving student achievement, and closing the racial achievement gap, they might want to consider charter school expansion.
In a full day of proceedings, Pa. court hears closing arguments in school funding trial
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Mar 11, 6:53 AM: Pennsylvania’s current school funding model has created a system of ‘haves and have-nots,’ one lawyer argued.
Waiting for a new superintendent is the wrong approach to fixing Philly schools | Opinion
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Mar 8, 10:48 AM: The Philadelphia Board of Education is winding down its search for a new superintendent as the 10-year tenure of Superintendent William Hite nears its end. The people of Philadelphia, naturally, are pinning their hopes on the >
Lawmakers grill state schools chief on Wolf's record ask for education funding
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Mar 8, 9:54 AM: State lawmakers grilled Pennsylvania’s education secretary Monday about Gov. Tom Wolf’s record request for school spending in the latest round of budget hearings at the state Capitol.
Philly school board rejects three new charters
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Mar 4, 9:41 AM: The Philadelphia school board on Thursday said no to three proposed new charter schools that hoped to open in Olney, North Philadelphia, and Logan.
‘I’m never going back.’ Philly teachers on why there’s a surge in midyear resignations.
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Mar 4, 9:27 AM: "I was thinking, 'Are you seriously worried about my bulletin boards when I have so many problems? Can we focus on how to make my classroom manageable?'" one teacher who resigned mid-year said.<
Testimony in Pennsylvania’s school funding trial is over. What happens now?
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Feb 28, 6:59 AM: After 40 witnesses took the stand over the course of more than three months, testimony in the landmark trial over how Pennsylvania funds public education ended this week.
With teacher departures surging, Philly schools unveil plan to stem tide
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Feb 25, 10:04 AM: The School District of Philadelphia, like other districts across the nation, is facing a teacher and staff shortage as the coronavirus pandemic hits the two-year mark.
Too many lockdowns to count: Gun violence has touched everything at one Philly school
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Feb 23, 9:35 AM: Violence is not new to Philadelphia, but the impact after virtual learning and the city’s surging gun crisis has been especially outsized this school year. An eighth grader was shot to death in October on his way to E.W. Rhodes >
Lehigh Valley charter school buys office building for $15.5M, ending long search for new home
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Feb 18, 9:00 AM: The charter school has closed a $15.5 million deal to purchase a large Schoenersville Road office building that will be converted into classrooms, the school’s real estate adviser announced Thursday.
From pupil counting to plagiarism, Pa.’s school funding trial takes twists during defense phase
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Feb 18, 6:40 AM: Republican legislative leaders have wrapped up their defense in a landmark trial over how Pennsylvania funds public education.
Final GOP witness in Pa. school funding trial disputes $4.6 billion spending gap
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Feb 17, 9:31 AM: In arguing that Pennsylvania’s method of funding public education is so inadequate and inequitable as to be unconstitutional, the school districts, statewide groups, and parents suing the state have cited an expert’s calculations >
Report: School-choice demand shows why Pennsylvania lawmakers should expand programs
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Feb 17, 9:27 AM: A new report is highlighting the record high demand for Pennsylvania’s school-choice programs as evidence lawmakers in Harrisburg should consider better ways of expanding access for families.
Philadelphia School District can take back two schools from charter control, a state board ruled
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Feb 16, 9:43 AM: The move comes nearly six years after the Philadelphia School District first recommended that the district cut ties with ASPIRA Olney and Stetson for academic, operational and financial reasons.
Parents Concerned That Charleroi School District Does Not Provide Live Online Instruction To Quarantining Students
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Feb 16, 8:47 AM: Parents in a school district in Washington County are concerned about how their kids are learning when they quarantine at home.

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