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SCASD might not grant this school's charter renewal. Here's why
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Jun 6, 5:29 AM: SCASD found evidence that Wonderland had failed to comply with the charter school law. The board of directors on Monday held a special meeting to initiate non-renewal and/or revocation proceedings.
York City to receive $6 million for innovation district
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Jun 5, 5:39 AM: Wolf emphasized local youths' abilities to help revolutionize the future economy of the city as he stood with students from Helen Thackston Charter School and members of York Exponential, a local robotics company. >
In one Philly neighborhood, critics ask: Is gentrification closing our high school?
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Jun 4, 5:54 AM: Ninety percent of the 2,267 high-school age kids who live in the Strawberry Mansion catchment area, or attendance zone, already think the school isn’t their best option; They attend charter schools or other public schools >
Thackston school's fate to be determined by judge's interpretation of completed audits
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Jun 1, 6:23 AM: Helen Thackston Charter School's seniors are set to graduate Friday, June 1; two weeks later, a judge is set to decide whether that will be the school's final graduating class.
Rep. Roebuck pushes charter reform after audit findings
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May 31, 5:16 AM: To ensure financial accountability for all public schools and protect Pennsylvania taxpayers, state Rep. James Roebuck this week continued his push for legislation that would prohibit anyone who serves as a school >
Charles Mitchell: Every child deserves choice of schools
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May 31, 5:06 AM: While the state's tax credit scholarships have helped many students attend schools of choice, more must be done to bring equal education opportunity to all Pennsylvania students.
Editorial: If not higher taxes, find another way to help cash poor Philly schools
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May 25, 7:30 AM: Philadelphia’s parking ticket amnesty program was more about forgiveness than recovering $76.8 million in unpaid fines, but if city officials are in such a magnanimous mood why don’t they dig deeper to help the cash poor >
Auditor general blasts Aspira and Pa. charter-school law
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May 24, 5:28 AM: Pennsylvania’s auditor general on Wednesday blasted Aspira Inc. of Pennsylvania’s management of four Philadelphia charter schools and a cyber charter, likening the organization to a “fox guarding the henhouse” as he called >
Penn Hills School District sells former elementary building to charter school
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May 23, 5:44 AM: Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship has a permanent home in the municipality. Officials from both Penn Hills School District and the charter agreed on a $3 million sale of the former Washington Elementary School >
Fiercely contested school choice bill on the move in Harrisburg
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May 23, 4:38 AM: Legislation is on the move in Harrisburg that could give parents more school choices and siphon millions from traditional public schools.
Opinion: Every child deserves a choice in their education
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May 22, 5:51 AM: While the state's tax credit scholarship programs have helped many students attend schools of choice, more must be done to bring equal education opportunity to all Pennsylvania students.
Opinion: School voucher legislation would divert needed funds from public schools
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May 22, 5:40 AM: We are deeply disappointed to learn that the state Senate Education Committee is again giving serious consideration to Senate Bill 2. Although named the "Education Savings Account Act," this bill stands to create vouchers >
2 new city charter schools appealing rejection of applications
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May 21, 7:13 AM: Two charter schools whose applications were denied by the Pittsburgh school board intend to appeal the decision, taking their turn in the often predictable back-and-forth struggle over new charter schools in Pennsylvania. >
Opinion: Education savings account vouchers program misses the mark
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May 21, 6:02 AM: The proposal to create a new type of school voucher program in Pennsylvania has prompted substantial debate in the legislature and the public on the best way to help students in struggling schools.
Opinion: Education savings account vouchers program misses the mark
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May 21, 6:02 AM: The proposal to create a new type of school voucher program in Pennsylvania has prompted substantial debate in the legislature and the public on the best way to help students in struggling schools.
Scholarships announced for county private schools
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May 17, 5:40 AM: Families will benefit from tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships that will contribute to their children retaining a private school education.
Academy Pathways prepare students for college, career at Roxborough High
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May 16, 6:16 AM: Academy Pathways, cutting-edge technology, student leadership, innovative teachers and supportive staff are all elements at the heart of the curriculum at The Academies at Roxborough High School.
‘Misleading’ ballot question would tweak Philly school board process
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May 15, 5:25 AM: A charter change before Philadelphians Tuesday would give City Council more power over the composition of the city’s new school board, although the wording of the actual ballot question could leave some voters confused. >
LETTER: SB2 would not benefit charter schools
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May 14, 5:44 AM: The first error is the implication that charter schools are not public schools. Charter schools are public schools. Both traditional and charter schools are funded by taxpayers’ dollars, and all taxpayers are eligible for >
The Neubauers want to fix Philly schools. Their plan? To sharpen the principal force.
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May 8, 5:58 AM: There are too many students in the city — about 225,000 — to improve the education system directly through them, he thought. There are 20,000 teachers and 350 public, private, and charter schools. But principals? There, >

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