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February 19, 2015

Philadelphia Approves Five New Charters After Intense Debate

The city became the latest battleground over charter school expansion when it accepted 40 applications to open new schools for the first time in seven years.

January 20, 2015

A Coming—and a Possible Going—for State Schools Chiefs in Pa., R.I.

Pedro Rivera is the new state chief in Pennsylvania, while Deborah Gist could be moving from Rhode Island to an Oklahoma district.

January 09, 2015

Weekly News Roundup: As Home Schooling Grows, Is it Wise to Deregulate?

Utah, Iowa, New Hampshire, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania have lifted requirements for home schooling families, reports The New York Times.

December 26, 2014

State Takeover Brings Pennsylvania District Closer to Charter Conversion

In an order issued Friday, a judge placed the struggling York City School District in receivership for three years.

December 26, 2014

Pa. to Take Over York City Schools, Paving the Way for Charter Conversion

In an order issued Friday, President Judge Stephen P. Linebaugh placed the struggling district in receivership for three years, beginning immediately. The receiver, David Meckley, has proposed that an outside charter management organization run all of the schools.

December 23, 2014

Law Firms File Request on Behalf of Special Ed. Students in York City, Pa. Case

A local judge is expected to rule on whether to appoint a receiver to oversee the district, which could lead the district to turn over school operations to a charter-management organization.

December 12, 2014

Ed. Sec. Arne Duncan Decries School Funding "Injustices" in Philly and Nation

In a column printed in the Philadelphia Inquirer Friday, the Education Secretary says the nation should be embarrassed that the quality of children's public education is largely dependent on where they live and their parents' incomes.

December 12, 2014

Pa. District Could Become State's First All-Charter School System

A local judge is hearing arguments on whether the state can appoint a receiver for the financially-strapped district which could become the first in Pennsylvania to have all of its schools turned over to a for-profit charter school operator.

December 12, 2014

Will York City Public Schools Become Pa.'s First All-Charter District?

A local judge is hearing arguments on whether the state can appoint a receiver for the financially-strapped district which could become the first in Pennsylvania to have all of its schools turned over to a for-profit charter school operator.

December 01, 2014

E-Learning on Snow Days in Pennsylvania, Kentucky Raises Concerns

Poor Internet connectivity in rural areas and the potential loss of federal funds have some worried about new e-learning plans in Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

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