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

 

Debate over Pa. charter schools gets swirled into larger state budget talks

by newsworks

Don't limit high-quality options for our students; HB530 deserves support

by Sharif El-Mekki commentary

20 reasons to vote no on Pa. HB530 charter school reform

The Keystone State Education Coalition weighs in on the bill.

by Lawrence A. Feinberg commentary

SRC approves new Belmont Charter High School for Mantua

The 3-2 vote rejected the recommendation of the charter office.

by Dale Mezzacappa

Education secretary challenges charter schools to cut back on suspensions

by Evie Blad education week

SRC approves policy for gender-nonconforming students

In last meeting of school year, it also takes action on several charter matters and codifies the role of School Advisory Councils.

by Avi Wolfman-Arent and Dale Mezzacappa newsworks

SRC adopts budget with fund balance and warns of 'structural deficit' ahead

It also tabled non-renewal recommendations for two ASPIRA charters.

by newsworks

Imani Education Circle Charter School will close next month

The board of trustees decided not to appeal a Charter Appeal Board decision.

by Greg Windle

Surprises, twists in SRC meeting dominated by charter votes

Wister turned over to Mastery. Great Oaks pulls out of Cooke. No votes on the nonrenewal proposals for Audenried, Vare, Olney and Stetson. And, oh yes, District hires Kelly to provide substitute services.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Kevin McCorry newsworks

SRC approves 3 Renaissance charters, postpones vote on non-renewals

At the meeting, two charter schools were renewed, and three Mastery charter renewals were withdrawn to work out legal issues.

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