Philadelphia Charter Schools

The votes took place amid an investigation into whether the district’s charter school policy is racially biased.
After the death of a student to COVID-19 and amid a surge in cases, Philadelphia education leaders want to return to remote learning or implement tougher health protocols for schools.
The board voted 7-1 in favor of the popular Black-led charter school in South Philadelphia.
Almost a week before it’s scheduled to vote on closing a popular Black-led charter school, Philadelphia’s Board of Education hired local law firm to investigate allegations of racial bias in how charters schools are authorized
Philadelphia charter prides itself in educating students from some of the city’s most impoverished neighborhoods.
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