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Federal report on charter schools elicits more calls to revise Pa. law

The report, which studied 33 charter management organizations in six states, found that two-thirds were cause for concern.

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Philly's state test scores are largely flat in second year of tougher PSSAs

The results, from 2015-16, do show some progress for high-schoolers.

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Penn Alexander is named a National Blue Ribbon School

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One year after substitute teacher crisis, Philly schools see improvement with new contractor

Kelly Services was named in May by the School Reform Commission.

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Auditor finds conflicts in spending of cyber charter

PA Cyber Charter had contracts with entities that were tied to the school's founder.

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With new middle school, Science Leadership Academy looks to prove itself

Like SLA, the new school will focus on project-based learning where students pose and solve their own problems.

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SRC stalls again on four contested charter schools

by Avi Wolfman-Arent and Darryl Murphy

Cooke Elementary gets $10,000 surprise from Amazon

by Darryl Murphy

State Supreme Court hears arguments that school funding is unfair

The plaintiffs urged the justices to intervene, saying the current system has led to large inequities. Attorneys for the state contend that school funding is "political" and that the judiciary has no role.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Kevin McCorry

Pennsylvania's education funding case: Here's what you need to know

A coalition of school districts, advocacy groups, and students is challenging the way the state pays for education.

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