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charter schools

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.


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


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


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.


Numerous concerns raised about designated Renaissance school operator

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


SRC approves three new charter schools

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

by newsworks

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.


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.

by newsworks

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

by Robert Fayfich commentary
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