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House panel acts in a last-ditch effort to stop changes to Pa.’s charter school law
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Mar 31, 8:51 AM: A House GOP-controlled panel once again voiced its disapproval of charter school law changes in a long-shot effort to stop rules from taking effect that were favored by Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration.
New York City charter schools continue to emerge as a inclusive new opportunity for diverse
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Mar 31, 8:48 AM: With 272 charter schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City, many parents are wondering what exactly makes a charter school different from a more traditional public school.
Union says Urban Pathways charter school teachers being cut over organization efforts
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Mar 30, 9:03 AM: Nearly three dozen teachers at Urban Pathways K-5 charter school in Downtown Pittsburgh have filed to unionize with the American Federation of Teachers labor union.
Most education freedom account recipients not leaving public schools, department says
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Mar 29, 6:14 AM: New Hampshire’s Education Freedom Account program continues to see a higher than expected take-up rate since it launched in September. But the proportion of students using it to leave their public schools continues to be relatively >
Harvard study can teach NY officials the secrets of Success Academy’s … success
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Mar 28, 8:41 AM: A new Harvard Business School case study of the Success Academy charter network offers valuable insight into why its schools are so, well . . . successful. New York officials should read every last word.
With $1B in aid, Newark adopts $1.2B school budget that raises spending and cuts tax bills
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Mar 28, 8:14 AM: The Newark Board of Education on Friday night approved a $1.2 billion budget for the 2022-23 school year that officials said would raise spending by $146 million — mainly on additional teachers and technology, building upgrades, and >
Pulling back the curtain on Boston’s new exam school admission process
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Mar 28, 6:47 AM: The new admission process for Boston’s exam schools is off to a rocky start, marked by last-minute recruitment of students and a potential two-month delay in admission decisions.
The pandemic upended education. Two years later, what changes are here to stay?
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Mar 28, 6:39 AM: Two years ago, the pandemic upended the education system. And while students are now back at their desks in before-times style, other parts of schooling will likely never be the same.
Philly’s $3.9 billion school budget approved to immediate backlash
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Mar 25, 8:11 AM: Steep enrollment drops and a re-allocation of resources are driving smaller budgets at some schools; school leaders say the cuts would be disastrous.
Croydon residents file petition in favor of original $1.7 million school budget
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Mar 24, 7:56 AM: The board also said it plans to consider the use of “learning pods”, sometimes referred to as “micro schools”, a contracted program which provides individualized instruction to learning groups of approximately five to 10 >
Senate moves to restrict use of public money on religious schools
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Mar 24, 6:59 AM: The Vermont Senate voted Wednesday to advance legislation that would set limits on public money going to private and religious schools. A final vote on the bill, S.219, is expected later this week, after which the measure would move >
GOP lawmakers reject attempts to change education freedom accounts, ‘divisive concepts’ law
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Mar 23, 6:28 AM: The message was clear: New Hampshire’s education freedom account program is here to stay. In a series of votes on the House floor last week, the Republican majority rebuffed efforts to restrain the latest education funding program, >
Are Philly schools’ 2022-23 budgets a ‘massacre’ or advancing equity?
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Mar 23, 5:54 AM: Some schools will lose multiple positions next year, and the principals' union is furious. But the district says it's a re-allocation of resources and a $170 million budget increase.
Where have all the students gone? Over 100,000 left New York public schools over a two-year period
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Mar 23, 5:50 AM: According to the Empire Center, over the last two years there has been a combined 5% drop in K-12 enrollment in the state with more than 100,000 students exiting the state's public school system.
Mayor Wu urges state education board against Boston Public Schools takeover
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Mar 23, 5:40 AM: Just four months into her term, Mayor Michelle Wu found herself Tuesday launching a defense against a possible state takeover of Boston Public Schools, becoming the first sitting Boston mayor in recent memory to speak before the >
Eric Adams makes picks with charter ties for schools governance panel
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Mar 23, 5:19 AM: Mayor Eric Adams appointed a top charter school administrator and a slew of close allies to the Department of Education’s oversight board Tuesday to a mixed response. While proponents of school choice welcomed several of the new >
Pennsylvania approves stronger charter school regulations
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Mar 22, 6:12 AM: Pennsylvania charter schools will now face stronger ethics and accounting standards after a state regulatory commission approved some of the most significant changes ever to the quarter-century-old law that governs them.
Bill would limit public dollars in religious schools
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Mar 22, 6:04 AM: A bill up for a vote this week in the Vermont Senate could limit how public school dollars would follow students to private religious schools.
Editorial: Charter schools’ common sense ask of state Legislature
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Mar 21, 8:26 AM: The Legislature refuses to lift the cap that prevents more charters from opening in New York City, though enrollment in charters has jumped 9% these last two years even as Department of Education schools keep losing kids by the tens >
Asian parents—fed up with public education—want more charter schools
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Mar 21, 8:24 AM: In 2010, the powerful documentary “Waiting for Superman” exposed public schools for the failure factories they are, and forged lasting awareness that for black families, the only hope for a decent education is winning the charter >

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