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What's next for Innovative Arts Academy Charter School?
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Jan 9, 7:43 AM: The Catasauqua Area School District administration advised the school board Tuesday against renewing the charter for the Innovative Arts Academy Charter School. What’s next for the charter school?
Educator seeks equity with charter school
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Jan 8, 7:29 AM: Francis has visited over 25 high-performing schools across the nation to learn what it takes to make award-winning, high-quality public charter schools. She believes charter schools offer an alternative to parents and >
Innovative Arts Academy applying to Catasauqua Area School Board for charter renewal
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Jan 8, 7:23 AM: A Catasauqua charter school that experienced controversy even before opening in 2016 is applying to the Catasauqua Area School Board for a charter renewal.
Lehigh Valley teacher unions have dodged political blow from Janus decision
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Jan 7, 8:04 AM: Lehigh Valley teachers appear to be sticking with their unions and not opting out of membership six months after a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court against requiring “fair share” payments from nonunion >
Lehigh Valley arts charter high school celebrates Blue Ribbon award
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Jan 3, 6:51 AM: Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts welcomed students and teachers back from winter break by celebrating the school’s Blue Ribbon award from the U.S. Department of Education.
Commentary: How Pa. schools charted a new course in education policy
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Jan 2, 7:38 AM: The major educational initiatives that were launched this year underscore Gov. Tom Wolf’s commitment to a more holistic approach for evaluating student and school success. This approach relies less on test scores and >
Commentary: How Pa. schools charted a new course in education policy
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Dec 31, 8:01 AM: The major educational initiatives that were launched this year underscore Gov. Tom Wolf’s commitment to a more holistic approach for evaluating student and school success. This approach relies less on test scores and >
STEAM Academy Charter seeks Harrisburg School District approval
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Dec 26, 8:49 AM: When visiting Wallenpaupack Area School District, Caryolyn Dumaresq said she encountered a savvy first grader who inspired her to pursue her vision to open a STEAM Academy in midtown Harrisburg.
Lehigh Valley arts charter high school looking to receive state money for lease
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Dec 26, 8:37 AM: The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts will take advantage of a loophole that allows charter schools to collect lease reimbursements from the state while paying rent to foundations that support them. >
How Local Universities Are Working To Retain More Teachers Amidst A Statewide Shortage
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Dec 26, 8:31 AM: Since 2009, the number of newly-issued in-state instructional teaching certificates has dropped by 71 percent, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The department also reports that since 1996, the number >
Teachers Approve Move To Unionize At Environmental Charter School
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Dec 21, 8:11 AM:

The Washington Community Schools have been slow to embrace the idea of eLearning days. ELearning, which allows students to get a day of classroom credit while spending the day doing assignments on the computer from >

Proposed charter school for the arts draws opposition in Upper Darby
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Dec 21, 8:02 AM: The Upper Darby community roundly rejected the application for a new arts-based charter school proposed for the school district next year.
Editorial: Don't turn Lincoln Charter into another Thackston
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Dec 21, 7:54 AM: Lincoln Charter School has been part of York City's community for a long time. The York City School District built Lincoln Elementary School in 1999, and it was converted to a charter school in 2000. It remains the only >
Teachers at this Philly charter school got a raise and a contract. But unions at charters are unusual
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Dec 21, 7:04 AM: "Our feelings were, if we keep losing people every year, this is going to be a not very good place to work,” Riegler said. So he and the rest of the school’s roughly five dozen teachers and staff pursued an option not >
Upper Darby arts charter school draws opposition
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Dec 20, 8:03 AM: The Upper Darby community roundly rejected the application for a new arts-based charter school proposed for the school district next year.
Editorial: State charter school law way overdue for reform
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Dec 19, 7:50 AM: On the face of it, allowing a troubled school with 500 students and declining performance to continue to exist is an outrage. But the fact is, the outrage should be directed to the 20-year-old state charter-school law that >
York City to give Lincoln Charter second chance on untimely audits
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Dec 18, 7:32 AM: The fate of Lincoln Charter School has come into question over the last two years, as the school revealed multiple untimely audits — similar to Helen Thackston Charter School, whose late audits eventually led to its >
Philly school board gives reprieve to struggling charter school
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Dec 17, 8:46 AM: Over the objections of charter school critics, a low-performing charter school in Southwest Philadelphia that had been on track to close has received a second chance from the school board — with caveats. >
The Rate Escape: Pa. shifts how it measures schools, but will parents buy in?
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Dec 17, 8:03 AM: Schools in the Tredyffrin-Easttown district in suburban Philadelphia rate highly, and that’s eventually where the family moved. The ratings didn’t dictate Rauscher’s choice, but they guided it. They gave her somewhere to >
Divided Philadelphia school board gives new life to struggling charter school
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Dec 14, 6:17 AM: A divided Philadelphia school board has voted to allow a troubled charter school to remain open.

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