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Pennsylvania approves stronger charter school regulations
A Pennsylvania regulatory board on Monday approved Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to subject charter schools to stronger ethics and accounting standards
State proposes a charter school accountability plan to save nearly $400 million
State proposes a charter school accountability plan to save estimated $400 million
School choice PACs have huge reserves thanks to Jeff Yass, the richest man in Pa.
He’s poised to spend millions of dollars influencing upcoming elections — all while trying to keep his name away from the political spotlight.
Pa. superintendents, charter advocates continue to spar over school funding
The advocacy comes as the financial pressure on districts has increased due to a significant boost in charter school enrollment during the pandemic.
Gov. Wolf squares off with GOP by firing charter school appeals board members
The Pennsylvania Charter Appeals Board exists as a place where charter schools can challenge decisions made by their local school boards. But right now, it’s unclear who would hear the appeals.
Pennsylvania schools to get $4.9B in federal pandemic aid
School districts must use at least 20% of the money to address learning loss from the pandemic as well as support the “social, emotional, and academic needs of underrepresented students.”
Philly’s Black-led charter schools band together for ‘Black Schools Matter’ campaign
From 2014 to 2019, nine of 14 Philadelphia charter schools that have closed or agreed to close if they didn’t meet certain requirements were run by school leaders of color, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Pa. charter school leader blasts George Floyd protestors, then apologizes
Black students make up the plurality of charter school students in Pennsylvania.