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Virtual learning helps students struggling with mental health

Allie Schleifer, Insight Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School Lead School Counselor, said virtual learning provides students struggling with their mental health the opportunity to learn in a safe place, have more flexibility, learn with more family support, improve their academics, use chat boxes and turn off their camera for comfort, and relieve the pressure of making friends and dressing to fit into a school environment. 

By Aniya Faulcon

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

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

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New Pa. data shows how the pandemic gave a big boost to cyber charter schools

New data from Pennsylvania’s Department of Education shows that the pandemic has caused a small, but significant enrollment decline at traditional public schools, while increasing the share of cyber charter students.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

‘Bazooka to a knife fight’? The plan to close Pa. cyber charter schools

The proposal would close all cyber charters in Pennsylvania by the 2020-21 school year.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

A clash on cyber charters kicks off fall legislative session in Harrisburg

Gov. Wolf introduced a charter reform proposal this summer, which included specific measures that could limit cyber charter school growth.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads