The Philadelphia School District pays almost $5,000 in continuing costs when a student leaves to attend a charter school, according to a new report referenced in the […]
A bill in the Pennsylvania House would require the School District of Philadelphia to open at least 3,000 charter school seats a year.
By all accounts, MaST Community Charter School is a success. The Philadelphia school opened in 1999, and eventually consolidated all its grades into an old […]
A Pennsylvania senator and Education Committee chair has drawn criticism from some Democrats after he claimed students in some “inner city” neighborhoods need “less intensive” […]
The Pennsylvania Department of Education will create a new branch specifically geared toward overseeing the state’s charter schools, Governor Tom Wolf announced yesterday.
In the most recent episode of “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver takes a swing at Philly charter schools.
UPDATE: Tacony Academy Charter School in Wissinoming is open today, according to a message from the school’s CEO and principal. “We are putting additional security […]
This year, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission has moved to close four charter schools for poor academic performance. That’s unusual, and controversial. Locally and across […]
In 2012, the readers of the South Philly Review chose Gail Avicolli from the Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School (PPACS) as the “Best Principal in […]
(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from City Council candidate Helen Gym.) “As long as the music is playing, you’ve got to get up […]
The move to the ’burbs used to be almost automatic for Philadelphians with means — families of all races picked up and left the city […]
Last week, Philadelphia Magazine weighed in on String Theory Charter School’s $55 million purchase of the former GlaxoSmithKline building in Center City. In an age […]
1. There Are Dozens of Adarians Registered to Vote in Philly The gist: Ever heard of Adarians? Oh, you haven’t? Weird. They’re a “species of bipedal humanoids from the […]
The two most polarizing words in Philadelphia education might be “portfolio model.” The phrase has induced hunger strikes, enraged Diane Ravitch and paved the way for two dozen Philadelphia public school […]