Category Archives: York City School District

Students put their view of York into a mural

In the cafeteria at Ferguson K-8 School, panels of a mural rested against the wall recently, waiting to be hung. Students in the school’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) program created the mural with help from artist Ophelia … 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 School District audit coming

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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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Read more about charter meeting, rally in York City

Read more about a rally and meeting regarding the possibility of charter operators being brought in to run York City School District buildings.

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Former city administrator returns as William Penn assistant principal

A former York City School District administrator has returned as a high school acting assistant principal.

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York City schedules meetings with charter operators

The York City School District has three public meetings scheduled with charter operators interested in taking over district schools starting next year, an option being considered by the school board.

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