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Watch last day of hearings for new charter school applicants

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

The School District of Philadelphia is holding its first round of review for 40 new charter school applicants this week. Today is the fourth and last day of hearings. Each of the 13 scheduled applicants will have 15 minutes to present its plan. Public comment will follow. Here’s today’s schedule.

Friday, Dec. 12
Time Activity Speaker
11:45 – 11:50 Welcome & Introductions Megan Reamer, CSO
11:50 – 12:00 Instructions Hearing Officer
12:00 – 12:15 Applicant presentation Urban STEM Academy
12:20 – 12:35 Applicant presentation Sustainable Roots
12:35 – 12:50 Applicant presentation String Theory (Port Richmond)
12:55 – 1:10 Applicant presentation MaST (Roosevelt)
1:10 – 1:25 Break
1:25– 1:40 Applicant presentation Keystone Preparatory
1:45 – 2:00 Applicant presentation Franklin Towne Middle
2:05 – 2:20 Applicant presentation American Paradigm (PR)
2:25 – 2:40 Applicant presentation American Paradigm (Oxford)
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 Public Comment Philadelphia residents

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