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Michelle Rhee: PA must make it easier for good public charter schools to expand.

May31

by Michelle Rhee As we work to improve our neighborhood public schools, we also have to expand the educational choices available to children and families. Pennsylvania must make it easier for good public charter schools to expand in the state. Charter schools are public schools, but they operate with more freedom than traditional schools and […] More »

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Charter Schools On The Rise

May26

According to the Washington Times and the Washington Post, a new study from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) found that in the 2008-09 school year, 1.4 million students across the country attended public charter schools, up from 340,000 a decade earlier. NCES Commissioner Jack Buckley called the rising enrollment […] More »

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Gov. Corbett calls Chester Community Charter model for school choice

May02

“What you are doing here needs to be reported to all the people of Pennsylvania so that they can understand what can be accomplished if there’s a vision, if there’s a commitment, and if there’s determination and if there’s choice,” Corbett said to students who filled the bleachers in the CCCS gymnasium. “Because that’s what […] More »

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