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

 

Charter school office: Approve all three Renaissance charter bids

The recommendations come with conditions. The SRC will vote on the applications Thursday.

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Head of charter office says non-renewals of four Renaissance charters show oversight is working

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Esperanza airs complaints about school discipline study and the Notebook’s coverage

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New Media Charter School will close in June

District posts Renaissance charter applications

Read the submissions from the three operators matched with Wister, Huey and Cooke Elementaries.

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Numerous concerns raised about designated Renaissance school operator

Councilwoman Gym is calling for the District to drop Great Oaks as a Renaissance charter provider.

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SRC approves three new charter schools

Russell Byers, KIPP, and Esperanza were approved to open new charter schools in the 2017-18 school year.

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Supreme Court wipes out SRC's powers to waive provisions of Pa. school code

The ruling has huge implications for both charter schools and the union contract.

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New charter schools could cost District millions more than expected

Last year, the District approved new charters assuming the cost would be neutral due to hoped-for charter school closures. They haven't gone as planned.

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Proposed changes to state law would be more fair to all children

by Robert Fayfich commentary
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