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Articles about the growing charter school sector in Philadelphia and the political debates about charters.


Well-regulated charters improve education for low-income students, author says

David Osborne spoke at an event sponsored by the Philadelphia Education Fund before an audience of movers and shakers, but few parents and teachers.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Avi Wolfman-Arent

Pa. Supreme Court ruling helps school districts limit charter school expansion


The charter bump: Philly researcher finds charters boost public schools ... in NYC


KIPP Philadelphia expands and creates new feeder networks

The organization has to meet conditions set by the School Reform Commission to launch its full plan.


SRC delays vote on $36 million contract for special ed school

City Council had passed a resolution urging rejection. At a contentious meeting, SRC also hears calls for it to vote itself out of existence.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Avi Wolfman-Arent

Charter Schools Office recommends nonrenewal for Eastern University Charter

breaking news

School District recommends revoking Khepera's charter

Persistent financial and organizational issues were cited.

by Staff report breaking news

Legislative committee finds that charters cause financial issues for many districts


SRC approves nonrenewal of Lab Charter, tables decision on Memphis Street

Members urge parents to see to it that operational problems are fixed. Eight other charters are renewed.


May Day will be busy: Teachers organize day of advocacy, SRC to vote on charter renewals

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