Most community colleges in counties with above-average poverty also have above-average tuition costs.
He called for a moratorium on cyber charters and a cap on enrollment for low-performing cybers.
“People have been so disenfranchised by the system that they don’t believe in it,” Brooks said. “But ... if we don’t get involved, then we will get chewed up by this system.”
Parents fear a clash of cultures between two schools. Students are organizing to make it work.
Among the commission’s tasks would be examining the financial oversight of schools and management companies.
Freire is the first charter operator to apply for a Multiple Charter School Organization in Philadelphia. It was unanimously rejected by the board.
Board members disagreed about Council member Helen Gym’s request to use the current budget surplus to create a fund for emergency repairs.
The Global Leadership Academy CEO contends that the District “promised” her a new high school when she agreed to take over Samuel B Huey Elementary.
A teacher resident in Relay Graduate School of Education, which sought a new contract, criticized the institution.
Blackwell’s loss leaves Education and Finance Committees up for grabs.
Education advocates compete for judge, city commissioner and city council seats.
The Massachusetts senator made her first campaign stop in Pennsylvania at a union hall in the Northeast.
Testimony broadly supported Council member Helen Gym’s proposal to establish full-time community support position in every school.
A look back on a decade of building community and emphasizing social justice.
“This de-professionalization is killing the soul of teaching,” she said.
Two rejected charters submit revised applications to Board of Education amid push for more oversight
In a February report, the Education Law Center found civil rights violations in several charters.
“Instead of lining the pockets of supposed condo-kings and wannabe real estate moguls, that money should be going to our children’s education,” said one activist.
The caucus plans to deliver 3,300 signatures to City Council demanding an end to the 10-year tax abatement.
A wave of progressive school board members faces off with the state Charter Appeal Board, still filled with appointees of former GOP Gov. Tom Corbett. Local boards are being more assertive about setting stricter standards for charter applications.
He proposed a state tax on natural gas producers. Part of the revenue would go toward lead remediation and removal of mold and asbestos at city schools.
One need, advocates said, is a full and independent newcomer program for immigrants at Franklin Learning Center.
“This surge in police officers contributes to a biased application of discipline and over-criminalization of students of color and students with disabilities,” the report said.
“We’ve got local control, but we are still at risk of a state board overriding our decisions,” said Donna Cooper, director of an advocacy group.
Staff from schools in Learning Network 3 also testified against a lesson plan policy that they said amounts to “policing” teachers.
The votes signaled a change of course from the former School Reform Commission.
School board will vote on this charter and two others at tonight’s meeting