Category Archives: Charter schools

Read Lincoln Charter renewal documents

Last week, the York City School Board voted to approve a renewal agreement that allows Lincoln Charter School to remain open for another five years. The charter school’s board had previously renewed the agreement, which contains performance goals and other … Continue reading

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Students urge parents to call about charter alternatives

Some William Penn Senior High School students are distributing fliers, urging parents who don’t want their child to attend a charter school to let the state education department and chief recovery officer David Meckley know. Ashlee DeSantis, a student who … Continue reading

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Looking back on 2014 York County education news

Control of the York City School District, the closing of New Hope Academy and other stories dominated education news in York County in 2014.

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Who’s behind the York Community Foundation Charter School?

Update: Comments from Charter Schools USA and Margie Orr have been added at the bottom of this post. At last night’s York City School Board meeting, questions came up surrounding a nonprofit entity that would be the charter holder if the … Continue reading

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Blog: Receiver appointed for Mosaica

Diane Ravitch, a national voice in debates over public education, reports on her blog that a federal judge in Atlanta has appointed a receiver for the Mosaica charter school chain, as a result of a lawsuit filed by a creditor. You … Continue reading

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York City teachers cite fraud report in fighting charters

York City teachers, who continue to fight the possibility that charter operators could be brought in to run district buildings next year, this week pointed to a report detailing fraud by charter school officials in the state. The Center for Popular … Continue reading

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More documents filed in York City/New Hope lawsuit

Court filings keep coming in the lawsuit filed against the York City School District by New Hope Academy Charter School families.

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Auditor general recommends charter oversight improvements

A report from the state auditor general’s office recommends creating a statewide oversight board for charter schools, among other suggestions for improving effectiveness and accountability in that process.

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New Hope releases ‘open letter’ video to York City board

New Hope Academy Charter School sent out a video today, which says it is an “open letter” to York City School Board members from the students who weren’t allowed to speak at public comment last week.

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New Hope Academy criticizes city schools’ renewal of Thackston charter

New Hope Academy Charter School, whose charter was not renewed by York City school district, criticized the district for extending Helen Thackston Charter School’s charter for five years this week.

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