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

 

Prominent Philadelphia charter players have varying opinions of DeVos

Some declined the opportunity to comment on her nomination at all.

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Curriculum and budget questions are raised at hearing about free-market charter application

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Once a flood, applications for new Philadelphia charters slow to a trickle

by newsworks

Protesters at school governance forum linked to SRC's Simms and charter advocates

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Trump taps billionaire Betsy DeVos as education secretary

Unions are appalled, and school choice advocates heartened. DeVos' organizations have run afoul of campaign finance laws. City Councilwoman Helen Gym calls her "uniquely unsuited" for the job.

by Greg Windle, Dale Mezzacappa and Darryl Murphy

Has Mastery lost its mojo?

Philly's biggest charter network is on a quest to fix what's wrong after its schools' test scores slip.

by newsworks

Charter expansion bill is all tricks, no treats for Pennsylvania taxpayers

by Lawrence A. Feinberg commentary

NAACP formally calls for hold on charters

After a summer of fierce debate with pro-charter advocates, the NAACP ratifies a resolution on a moratorium.

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As protesters urge the SRC to disband, vote on ASPIRA charters postponed again

Details revealed on PFT contract offers and counter-offers. Departing chair Marjorie Neff says that the PFT’s proposals 'continue to operate in a financial reality that does not exist.'

by Dale Mezzacappa, Darryl Murphy and Avi Wolfman-Arent newsworks

SRC stalls again on four contested charter schools

by Avi Wolfman-Arent and Darryl Murphy newsworks
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