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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, >
Editorial: Educational savings account proposal is another voucher scheme
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May 7, 6:41 AM: Mostly pushed by the right, vouchers have been peddled as a way to help students in low-achieving public schools be liberated from them and get a better education elsewhere. The thinking is that students can withdraw the >
How a charter school tuition change could cost Pa. districts dearly
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May 2, 5:06 AM: Bethlehem Area School District taxpayers are facing another school tax hike that has school board members fired up about Pennsylvania's charter school funding formula.
Editorial: Public schools in a fight to stop voucher proposal Senate Bill 2
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Apr 30, 5:37 AM: The pressure put forth by Pennsylvania public schools may not have eliminated a voucher proposal that threatens school funding, but they have won a temporary reprieve.
In first public duties, new Philly school board gets an earful from community
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Apr 26, 5:21 AM: Add more art and music to schools. Better equip teachers to handle the challenges of children who live in deep poverty. Earn the public’s trust and improve community relations. Make sure kids have mentors, and job >
Check out the Philly charter school that's Apple-approved: Cool Spaces
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Apr 25, 5:07 AM: One of its unique aspects is the major program. Students have a 90-minute longer day at Philadelphia Performing Arts. That time is spent focusing on their major, which they choose in fifth grade (although they can change >
Erie County school districts oppose voucher bill
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Apr 24, 5:46 AM: Legislation that would create education savings account remains stalled in committee in state Senate. Nearly all of Erie County’s 13 school districts have lined up to oppose a piece of school-choice legislation that could >
Pittsburgh Public Schools spending thousands on new marketing efforts
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Apr 23, 6:04 AM: Besides providing families with valuable information, Mr. Hamlet said, the district is trying to highlight its positive attributes and change the “negative narrative” that surrounds public education. >
Judge, state question quick renewal for Chester charter school
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Apr 23, 5:51 AM: The Pennsylvania Department of Education is questioning the Chester Upland School District’s decision to renew its operating agreement with the state’s largest brick-and-mortar charter school through 2026 while the school >
Bill allowing students to use tax dollars for school raises concerns
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Apr 19, 6:04 AM: At least two school boards in the local area –Montgomery and Muncy Area school districts — passed resolutions this week expressing their rejection of the piece of legislation.
Smethport school board concerned with cyber charter school tuition
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Apr 19, 5:50 AM: Smethport Area School District officials expressed their serious concern Tuesday about the budgetary impact of the substantial amount of funding loss caused by students attending cyber charter schools.
Lawmakers to unveil career education proposals
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Apr 18, 6:17 AM: Pennsylvania lawmakers and educators Wednesday morning will unveil the details of a new package of bills designed to beef up career and technical education to meet the state's future workforce needs.

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