Six Philadelphia charter schools have been approved this year

By   /  May 25, 2015  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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There are still more than 20,000 names on waiting lists to get into Philadelphia charter schools.

But the School Reform Commission, which controls the School District of Philadelphia, granted the wishes of at least 375 of those seeking new educational opportunities when it approved a new KIPP charter school last week. It was the sixth new Philly charter approved by the SRC this year.

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Education week-in-review: A deadbeat and a killer mural

By   /  May 22, 2015  /  Arizona, Education, Education Blog, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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From a million dollar deadbeat in New York to a killer mural in Milwaukee, it’s been a busy week in education.

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Herring’s bill: $19,501 for Sweet Briar College FOI

By   /  May 22, 2015  /  Education, News, Open Records, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Attorney General Mark Herring’s office wants $19,501.50 to fulfill a Freedom of Information Act inquiry into his lawyers consulting with Sweet Briar College officials in the months leading up to the decision to close the women’s school.

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New website shows how Philly taxes will be used to fund schools

By   /  May 22, 2015  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania, Transparency  /  No Comments

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter strongly supports the idea of using vice taxes to fund Philadelphia's public schools.

A new website is bringing increased transparency to Philadelphia’s school funding issue during a critical time for the cash-strapped school district.

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At education summit, opponents protest charter schools in New Orleans

By   /  May 21, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, News  /  No Comments

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Charter schools in New Orleans have enjoyed growing popular support over the years, but at least one group is hoping to quell the praise for reforms.

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Charter schools better than vouchers, D.C. congresswoman says

By   /  May 21, 2015  /  Education, News  /  No Comments

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The District of Columbia’s congressional representative thinks charter schools do a better job of educating students than private schools in the city’s voucher program.

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