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Lancaster County private schools benefit from COVID-19 relief meant for struggling employers
Jun 17, 5:53 AM: Three of Lancaster County’s largest private schools, two of which have sizable endowments, received millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded loans meant to keep embattled employers afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. >
Coronavirus has shed more light on cyber charter failures | Opinion
Jun 16, 5:40 AM: Cyber charters may be a great fit for some highly motivated, self-disciplined students, or those with very involved parents or guardians. But generally speaking, cyber students are not learning, and taxpayers are paying >
Political Cartoon: Studying equality in school funding
Jun 15, 8:34 AM: All of those tuitions are well over twice what is spent on a kid in Philadelphia public schools ($15,562 per student, according to the PA Dept. of Education’s annual financial report). I guess rich kids are just harder to >
Opinion: Cyber charters cripple public schools
Jun 15, 6:51 AM: Due to the economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania’s public school districts face declining local revenue collection that is projected to range from $850 million to more than $1 billion for 2020-21. >
Allentown School Board discusses charter schools and redistricting
Jun 12, 7:39 AM: Although ASD officials said that they appreciated "the collaborative conversation and process developed with EEACS," the administration of Superintendent Thomas Parker will not support increasing the cap for next school >
Addressing systemic racism means equitably funding schools | Opinion
Jun 11, 8:57 AM: We have a once in a generation opportunity to transform the systemic racism that shapes how public education is delivered in our region. Let’s turn our words into action now.
Delco 2020 cyber school grad families offer tips for virtual-distance learning success
Jun 11, 7:52 AM: As people tried to navigate the waters of virtual-distance learning, two local graduates not only had already mastered the alternative educational opportunity, but were already about to graduate and get their high school >
Citing ‘abject failure’ by Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent, black female leaders call for no contract renewal
Jun 11, 7:07 AM: Robinson has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than a decade. She signed the letter, she said, as a concerned community resident who pays taxes. She has a 3-year-old son who she’s planning to send to private school >
Catholic schools: State unjustly distributed funds
Jun 9, 7:02 AM: The Pennsylvania Department of Education unlawfully and unjustly distributed federal emergency money meant to also help students at private schools, according to an organization that represents Catholic dioceses across the >
Pa. charter school group cuts ties with its leader over her social media post about George Floyd protesters
Jun 9, 6:06 AM: The outspoken leader of the state’s largest charter school organization is parting ways with the advocacy group after posting on Facebook that the civil rights protests “disgust me” and later apologized for her statement. >
Tacony Academy Charter earns national recognition
Jun 3, 7:05 AM: Tacony Academy Charter School is No. 1. Not in the City of Philadelphia. Not in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In the country.
Colleges’ fall plans: Online classes? Hybrid? Early end to the semester? Options abound.
Jun 1, 8:47 AM: Like the 500,000-student California State University system, the Community College of Philadelphia this week announced it will start courses online this fall, calling that the safest option.
Cyber charter school are providing quality education during the coronavirus pandemic | Opinion
Jun 1, 7:47 AM: This debate positions those who acknowledge that virtual learning has an important place in the educational landscape against some educators in Pennsylvania who seem to be more concerned with keeping students in their >
Reading School Board action means the end for I-LEAD Charter School
May 29, 7:51 AM: The Reading School Board passed three agreements Wednesday night that will effectively shutter Berks County’s only brick-and-mortar charter school.
Philly schools avoid budget cuts despite COVID-19 economic pain
May 29, 6:42 AM: Philadelphia’s Board of Education unanimously passed a $3.5 billion budget for the 2020-21 school year without making any drastic budget cuts.That counts as a small victory for the School District of Philadelphia, which >
Opinion: Stop Wolf's theft of funds from non-public schools
May 28, 6:49 AM: Catholic and other private school children are as harmed by the pandemic and its repercussions as children in public schools. But Gov. Wolf has decided to set these groups against one another, playing games with some of >
Lehighton calls for charter school reform
May 28, 6:24 AM: In one of many split votes during last week’s school board meeting, Lehighton Area School District joined hundreds of others across the state in adopting a resolution calling for charter school funding reform. >
Letter: The blessing of charter schools
May 26, 7:40 AM: The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the value of comprehensive online learning programs such as the ones that have been offered by public cyber charter schools for many years in Pennsylvania.
Philly’s charter and Catholic schools are seeing higher student participation in remote learning than district schools, survey finds
May 26, 7:30 AM: Many Philadelphia charter and private schools are reporting higher overall student participation than the city’s traditional public schools since the start of remote learning, possibly because they are smaller and can more >
Opinion: Private schools suffering too
May 22, 7:44 AM: Secretary Rivera and these national groups seem intent on assessing the need for students across the state and country on a superficial standard that would be biased and questionable at best, even during normal times. >



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