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


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

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


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

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At the meeting, two charter schools were renewed, and three Mastery charter renewals were withdrawn to work out legal issues.


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.

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