Articles about the growing charter school sector in Philadelphia and the political debates about charters.
The board of trustees decided not to appeal a Charter Appeal Board decision.
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.
At the meeting, two charter schools were renewed, and three Mastery charter renewals were withdrawn to work out legal issues.
The recommendations come with conditions. The SRC will vote on the applications Thursday.
Read the submissions from the three operators matched with Wister, Huey and Cooke Elementaries.
Councilwoman Gym is calling for the District to drop Great Oaks as a Renaissance charter provider.
Russell Byers, KIPP, and Esperanza were approved to open new charter schools in the 2017-18 school year.