VIDEO: McCarter calls for new advisory board to oversee cyber charter school funding

VIDEO: McCarter calls for new advisory board to oversee cyber charter school funding

Rep. Steve McCarter (D-Montgomery), a former school teacher, has always been involved in education issues in Pennsylvania. He is working on legislation that would establish a Cyber Charter School Advisory Commission to review and make recommendations concerning cyber charter school funding.
Thursday, September 5, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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3 under 3!

3 under 3!

In this week's 3 under 3 The PLS Reporter looked into how cyber charter schools could be affected if Rep. Curt Sonney's (R-Erie) bill gets enacted, Sen. Jake Corman (R-Centre) discussed the possibility of being open to raising minimum wage, and legislators work to bring new life to nuclear power. 

Friday, March 1, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: PA Cyber Charter Schools could see closures if Sonney bill passes

VIDEO: PA Cyber Charter Schools could see closures if Sonney bill passes

The PLS Reporter joined Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) and the CEO of PA Cyber Charter Schools, Bryan Hayden, to discuss House Bill 526 and what might happen it were enacted.

HB 526 would require a student or their parents to pay for the student's education in a cyber charter school if the student's school district offers a full-time cyber education program. 

If this bill passes, Hayden worries that it could result in the closure of most cyber charter schools that are located in districts where there are already cyber education programs. 
Monday, February 25, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Commonwealth Court shows deference to proposed cyber charter school in contracting services with for-profit company

Commonwealth Court shows deference to proposed cyber charter school in contracting services with for-profit company

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Thursday issued an opinion that continued the judiciary’s line of increasing deference to charter and cyber charter schools who contract out the bulk of their services with for-profit companies.

 

The case—Insight Charter School v. Department of Education—stemmed from the denial of a charter application to Insight after the department and, later, the Charter Appeal Board denied Insight’s charter application.

Friday, May 19, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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