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Nine new charter schools apply to open in Philly
Nov 20, 6:45 AM: The School District of Philadelphia received applications for nine new charter schools that would, if approved, open up more than 7,000 new charter seats.
Two new charter schools hope to open within Pittsburgh Public
Nov 20, 6:35 AM: Two new proposed charter schools have applied to open within the boundaries of Pittsburgh Public Schools starting in the 2019-20 school year.
In historic vote, a divided SRC moves to abolish itself
Nov 17, 6:51 AM: The state-devised panel, the ruler of the School District for 16 years, voted to dissolve itself Thursday night, declaring that the era of distress for the city’s schools was over.
Reading School Board expected to vote on charter school
Nov 16, 7:55 AM: In July, the Berks Charter School for the Performing and Visual Arts submitted a charter to the school board. The school then presented its case for the charter to the school board at a hearing in September. >
Innovative Arts Charter enrollment up dramatically from last spring
Nov 16, 7:33 AM: Innovative Arts Academy Charter School leaders were touting good news at Wednesday night’s Board of Trustees meeting: Student enrollment is up and outstanding bills are down.
Pittsburgh Public Schools, Woodland Hills plan partnership for student transportation
Nov 16, 7:23 AM: If the Woodland Hills and Pittsburgh Public Schools districts team up to transport their students who attend the same charter or private school, they could together save up to $80,000 and ease one of their biggest >
Philly SRC to vote to disband, restore local school control
Nov 16, 6:29 AM: The School Reform Commission, for the past 16 years the governing body of the Philadelphia School District, is poised to abolish itself in a historic vote Thursday night.
In group's assessment of Pittsburgh Public Schools, there were gains, but only for some
Nov 14, 7:30 AM: When James Fogarty looks at Pittsburgh Public Schools, he sees a tale of two districts. “We see one where attainment is high and education is rigorous, and we see another where students aren't doing well,” said the >
Quakertown builds dance studio to compete with charter schools
Nov 13, 7:19 AM: The district this year opened a $370,374 dance studio at the high school after Superintendent Bill Harner asked for one to boost the arts program at the high school. Harner sees it as money well spent if it keeps student >
For Philly schools, state control didn't mean more state dollars, data show
Nov 9, 6:23 AM: In announcing the city’s move to take back control of Philadelphia schools, Mayor Kenney said last week that the state wasn’t upholding its end of the bargain to address the district’s chronic funding woes. >
School Code Bill Is 'A Disappointment' Says Pittsburgh Teachers Union
Nov 7, 7:32 AM: In addition to providing funding for public schools, the GOP-penned legislation suspends the traditional seniority rules that dictate furloughing teachers, opting instead to eliminate teachers based on who scores the worst >
On schools, Kenney decided Philly can’t wait any longer
Nov 6, 6:39 AM: Starting next year, however, Kenney will have unprecedented say in the direction of Philadelphia’s schools. This week he took upon himself full responsibility for improving the overburdened and underfunded system, making a >
Amid resounding cheers, Kenney leads city charge to reclaim control of Philly schools
Nov 3, 5:20 AM: Kenney’s speech marks the near-certain demise of Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission, a 16-year experiment in state control over Pennsylvania’s largest school system.
Mayor to seize control of Philly schools - and pay for them
Nov 2, 5:14 AM: In an address to City Council planned for Thursday morning, the mayor will outline the end of the state-dominated School Reform Commission and a path to local control of the Philadelphia School District by July 1, >
Nov 1, 6:22 AM: The Tunkhannock Area School Board rejected an offer last Thursday by an organization hoping to lease the Mehoopany Elementary School when it becomes vacant next year and create a charter school for area residents. >
With SRC on the brink, Philly charter schools in ‘wait-and-see’ mode
Nov 1, 5:07 AM: While some public school observers cheer the potential dissolution of Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission, charter advocates have taken a more muted tone.
Gov. Tom Wolf has yet to act on teacher furlough reform bill
Oct 31, 5:43 AM: It is the school code bill that contained the controversial provision that would allow school boards to furlough teachers for economic reasons and those decisions would not be made on a seniority basis.
School report card 2017: Midstate charters and cyber charters
Oct 30, 6:46 AM: Today the state Department of Education has released the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile for each individual public school.
Richard Allen possibly next minority-led campus to close
Oct 30, 5:54 AM: Since the School Reform Commission provided an initial vote on Oct. 19 against renewing the charter for Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School, the school said it has received inquiries from parents about student records >
Gov. Wolf to consider bill that would weaken teacher seniority, among other school policy shifts
Oct 27, 6:16 AM: The Pennsylvania Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would alter a wide range of state policies related to public education — including the weakening of seniority protections for teachers.



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