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What’s holding up appointments on this powerful state education board?
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Dec 9, 8:20 AM: Wolf and the Senate leaders have spent months trying to agree on appointees to Pennsylvania’s Charter School Appeals Board, which can reverse local school boards’ decisions to block new charter schools or to close existing >
Valley cyber program receives national recognition
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Dec 9, 8:05 AM: Shikellamy Virtual Academy teachers Eric Attinger and Rachel Gittens are now nationally known.
Update Pa’s charter school law to foster innovation, bolster accountability | Opinion
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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’
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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
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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
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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
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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 >
Judge nixes Chester Community Charter School petition - for now
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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?
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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.
CUSD supporters rally against charter proposal
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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
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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 >
Pennsylvania can turn its higher education disaster around | Opinion
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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.
Online teacher creates after-school program to helps students, parents with math
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Dec 3, 7:20 AM: Nicole Manley spends most of her day online, interacting with her students. She's a math interventionist at the Insight Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School.
Pa.’s largest charter school wants to take over grades K-8 in Chester Upland
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Dec 2, 8:12 AM: In what would be a first in Pennsylvania, a charter school is pushing to take over all traditional kindergarten through eighth grade education in its home district.
Bethlehem Area gears up for for legal fight to block $50.4M charter school
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Nov 27, 8:08 AM: The Bethlehem Area School District is gearing up for a legal battle with Lehigh Valley Academy over its plans to build a new regional charter school.
State's Top Auditor Says Voucher Program Would Devestate Harrisburg School District
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Nov 27, 6:48 AM: Pennsylvania’s elected fiscal watchdog is warning a proposal in the state capitol could wreck a midstate school district’s already-precarious finances.
‘This bill would bleed out the Harrisburg School District’: Pa. auditor general speaks on voucher bill
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Nov 26, 6:50 AM: At a Monday morning news conference billed as an update of an ongoing audit of the Harrisburg School District, state and local officials spent less time taking about the real-time audit’s findings and more attacking proposed >
BASD approves legal counsel in charter school expansion
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Nov 26, 6:17 AM: The Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School (LVA) is reworking a contract with the Bethlehem Area School District, but the school district is preparing for potential legal battles.
Rally slated to "save Chester schools" from charter
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Nov 26, 5:52 AM: Chester Upland School District employees will hold a rally with parents and other community members next week with the hope of staving off a “charter school takeover” of all elementary schools in the district.
‘Enough is enough’: at Philly school board meeting, community demands action
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Nov 22, 9:28 AM: Anger over environmental conditions in Philadelphia public schools heightened Thursday as parents, teachers, students, and community members demanded action from the school board at a rally and a raucous public meeting.

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