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


SRC plans vote on seven new charter applications today


Protesters seek 'working group' to draft policy on amending charters

The School Reform Commission is due to consider the policy Thursday. Several dozen charter advocates rallied outside District headquarters to protest, citing overreach and a lack of collaboration.


Charter operators press for changes in how schools are authorized

As Philadelphia prepares for its new school board, charter leaders are angling for independence from the District and pushing for friendly board members.

Hundreds rally in City Hall for charter schools

They are seeking to influence who is chosen for the Board of Education and to get Council support in disputes with District regulations.


SRC gives reprieves to Universal Vare, Memphis Street charters


Charter school applicant faces tough questioning at hearing


PCCY makes recommendations for changing charter law

Charters as a whole aren't outperforming traditional schools, the nonprofit group's report concludes.


First hearings held for nine proposed new charters


SRC votes not to renew Olney and Stetson charters

After pleas from parents, teachers, and students, the vote was 4-1. The board also voted 5-0 to close Khepera.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Avi Wolfman-Arent

After two years, SRC to vote on the future of Olney, Stetson charters

by Dale Mezzacappa and Greg Windle
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