Sen. Browne on charter reform: "We have to do it right, so we need to put it off until the fall"

Sen. Browne on charter reform: "We have to do it right, so we need to put it off until the fall"

Sen. Patrick Browne (R-Lehigh) discusses pushing charter reform off until the fall. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
PA Supreme Court to review decision creating “extra-legislative scheme” for amending charter school charters

PA Supreme Court to review decision creating “extra-legislative scheme” for amending charter school charters

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Tuesday announced it will be taking the appeal of Discovery Charter School, who is complaining, that—among other things—the Commonwealth Court erred when it created what they say is an “extra-legislative scheme’ for amending charter school charters that is not contained in the Charter School Law.

The appeal stems from the case Discovery Charter School v. School Reform Commission, where the Commonwealth Court held that the School Reform Commission’s inaction on Discovery’s attempted amendment to its charter during its renewal phase constituted a denial of the amendment, and that denial was then appealable to the State Charter School Appeal Board.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Gov. Wolf talks education funding, school choice

Gov. Wolf talks education funding, school choice

Gov. Tom Wolf took a scheduled appearance on 1410AM KQV radio Tuesday morning to address issues concerning education funding and school choice options.

Speaking first to education funding, Gov. Wolf said the so-called framework budget encapsulated in Senate Bill 1073 provided for an investment in education “I thought we had all agreed on.”

Tuesday, January 19, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Feature: Charter school compliance with right to know laws

What to do about Pennsylvania’s charter schools has been thrown into the fore of the Commonwealth’s protracted budget debate as the Public School Code portion of the budget-related bills has drawn concern from both sides of the aisle.

 

As discussions on how, if at all, to reform Pennsylvania’s charter school system take place within the legislature, one area of particular concern that could be resolved in ongoing negotiations is charter school transparency as it applies to Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law.

 

This feature takes a look at the history of Pennsylvania’s charter schools and their transparency compliance issues.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015/Author: Andreas Dienner
Categories: Features
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