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

 

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.

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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

Why are national civil rights groups calling for a moratorium on charter school expansion?

NAACP and Movement for Black Lives point to concerns over transparency and management

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PDE handling of charter payment disputes costly to districts, audit finds

The state auditor general says that $30.5 million in contested payments remain unresolved. That includes more than $14 million related to Philadelphia.

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State education secretary moderates panel on charter schools

by Darryl Murphy
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