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Notes from the news, Feb. 25

By the Notebook on Feb 25, 2013 09:38 AM

Pennsylvania's schools will feel the effects of sequester. Post-Gazette

Hite: "Doing nothing, if only for a year, would mean another year of lost learning." Inquirer

Hebrew is taught at a charter with no Jewish students. Jewish Exponent

Services scheduled for former schools chief Arlene Ackerman. NBC Philly

Ackerman loved to say she wasn't a politician. Maybe she was a revolutionnaire. Pencil Box Politics

Firing bad teachers has surprisingly meager effects. Mother Jones

How the market-based system of charters is forcing public schools to close in Chicago. Salon

News summary from Keystone State Education Coalition


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Submitted by Jane (not verified) on February 25, 2013 3:06 pm
The Hebrew Charter School was allowed to open in Philly this year because it claimed to be a cyber charter. According to the article, "just 26 of the150 students are full-time distance learners." How many other schools will open claiming to be cyber charters (and therefore not subject to Phila. approval) while in reality functioning as a brick and mortar school? Again, the 150 students at the school are costing the School District over $1 million just this year. How is the School District suppose to plan when schools masking as cyber charters can expand without any controls?

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