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Opinion: Philly schools are falling apart, and taking students’ self-esteem down with them
Sep 24, 7:05 AM: Want kids to invest in their own education? Invest in them. And not in laptop carts or iPads. Invest in dry floors and AC units and capable custodial and maintenance crews. Make students know they matter and they're worth >
Students express interest in arts charter high school in Bensalem
Sep 20, 6:04 AM: The Bensalem arts charter high school is being proposed by the Northampton-based TLC Arts, which has started four arts charter schools in the Lehigh Valley, including a high school in Bethlehem, a middle school in >
Reading School Board denies performing arts charter school again
Sep 19, 5:57 AM: For the fourth time in three years, the Reading School Board has declined to support a proposed performing arts charter school.
Opinion: Stop blaming charter schools for districts' financial distress
Sep 19, 4:53 AM: While parents throughout the state work to find the right education environment for their children, many in Pennsylvania want to see the expansion of effective charter schools prevented altogether.
TASD approves assistance for virtual academy
Sep 18, 6:13 AM: One of the primary functions of the Pittsburgh-based company will be to target the students and families who have chosen to attend a cyber charter school instead of TASD. The district must partially pay for the tuition of >
Opinion: Why we chose online school for our teen
Sep 18, 5:14 AM: Our teen works, runs a small business (with her sister), is a night owl by nature, and also we travel often as a family. We thought, why not let her try an online school environment that fosters independence and offer >
Allentown School District to spend $13,000 on billboards, radio ads
Sep 14, 6:03 AM: The competition of school choice is compelling the Allentown School District to spend $13,000 on billboards, promotional videos and radio ads, Superintendent Thomas Parker said.
Penn grad launches Philadelphia charter school with unorthodox teaching methods
Sep 13, 5:09 AM: But with its unorthodox curricula and teaching methods, the Deep Roots Charter School has already been received with mixed reviews. At the heart of the growing controversy is Deep Roots' founder and 2014 Penn GSE graduate >
Commentary: To make big impact, new Philly school board must break with the past
Sep 12, 6:47 AM: The board has also begun to institute meaningful reforms, including establishing committees so that those with a stake in the district can engage in more meaningful participation beyond their allotted three-minute >
Auditor general: Loophole lets charter schools keep public in the dark
Sep 12, 5:38 AM: The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts did nothing illegal during the bidding process for its $25 million facility, but it may have benefited from a loophole in state law that allows charters to conduct >
Teachers leave Philly schools at especially high rates, new study says
Sep 6, 6:17 AM: Fully half of all teachers nationally leave the profession within the first five years, with special retention challenges in urban school systems.
Residents pack Chi School Board meeting on new charter school
Aug 30, 6:38 AM: About 150 residents packed a special meeting of the Chichester School Board Tuesday night to weigh in on a proposal for the operation of a charter school in the district was expected to be presented.
Philly charter school trains teachers, staff in youth mental health first aid
Aug 29, 6:32 AM: A Pennsylvania task force on school safety recommends better access to mental health services — including age-appropriate materials for students and teachers.
Letter: The Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers works diligently on communication
Aug 29, 6:15 AM: As the president of the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, I was disappointed in the points the Post-Gazette failed to make in the article “Laboring to Reach Out” (Aug. 23).
For first time in nearly 10 years, new charter operator opens school in Philly
Aug 27, 5:38 AM: While other charters have opened in recent years in Philadelphia — where brick-and-mortar charter schools serve one-third of public school students — they have been started by operators already running schools in the >
Former Pittsburgh Public Schools administrator named head of charter school
Aug 24, 5:01 AM: A former Pittsburgh Public Schools administrator has been appointed the new principal and CEO of City Charter High School.
Landmark Pa. school-funding lawsuit appears headed to trial
Aug 22, 7:12 AM: A landmark lawsuit challenging how Pennsylvania pays for public education is moving closer to trial after Commonwealth Court dismissed state lawmakers’ last remaining objection to the case.
Following high court ruling on public sector union fees, battle for members escalates on many fronts
Aug 22, 6:53 AM: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that unions representing people such as teachers, firefighters and state agency workers can no longer require fees from nonmembers, overturning 40 years of precedent. The decision has >
Cyber, charter schools bigger concern than consolidation
Aug 22, 6:20 AM: Laurel High superintendent Len Rich believes cyber and charter schools are a fleecing of public education.
Harrisburg school board moves to close charter school for misreporting info
Aug 21, 6:13 AM: A lawyer hired by the school district evaluated the progress and operations of the pre-K-8 school and noted test scores ranked the lowest in the city out of all schools, the school didn't comply with many mandates under >



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