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Budget would leave billions unspent, boost education funding
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Jul 8, 9:20 AM: A program that gives tax credits in return for private school tuition would see an increase of 45%, to more than $400 million.
Albany Leadership Charter School for Girls to expand
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Jul 8, 8:52 AM: A big expansion is on the way for Albany Leadership Charter School for Girls. The school has acquired the building that’s been home to Bishop Maginn High School.
City DOE, mayor’s office grant Zeta charter school’s request for 31 additional pre-K seats
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Jun 30, 1:50 PM: After outcries from parents and teachers, the city Department of Education and the Mayor’s office changed their tune on denying pre-K seats for siblings of students at a Bronx charter school.
SCOTUS ruling on school funding vouchers could have impact on Pa. education future
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Jun 30, 1:46 PM: PA is once again considering a school voucher system that would enable parents in the bottom-performing 15 percent of school districts to use a scholarship account for any school of their choice to use on tuition, tutoring, and >
Hundreds of charter students are wondering where they will attend school next year
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Jun 29, 2:57 PM: The students are either applying to other charter, magnet, or private schools or trying to find room in their neighborhood public schools.
A dispute between a charter board and Universal Companies has left two schools in limbo
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Jun 29, 2:55 PM: In Philadelphia, where charters educate about 70,000, or one-third of public school students, many of the city’s 85 charters are managed by private companies that contract with the schools to provide services.
Carson v. Makin Puts Religion and Charter Schools on the Table in Connecticut
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Jun 27, 8:27 AM: A recent  U.S. Supreme Court decision requiring states to extend funding for private school vouchers to include religious schools will not immediately affect Connecticut, but has the potential to reshape the state’s charter schools >
Supreme Court Rejects Maine’s Ban on Aid to Religious Schools
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Jun 22, 8:59 AM: Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for the majority, said the ruling did not require states to support religious education. But states that choose to subsidize private schools, he added, may not discriminate against >
Supreme Court: Schools offering religious instruction may be entitled to state tuition aid
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Jun 22, 8:58 AM: A 6-3 majority ruled Maine's denial of taxpayer money to religious schools was discriminatory. The court's liberal wing said the decision erodes separation of church and state.
Supreme Court: Religious schools must get Maine tuition aid
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Jun 22, 8:56 AM: The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Maine can't exclude religious schools from a program that offers tuition aid for private education, a decision that could ease religious organizations’ access to taxpayer money.
Opinion | Religion, Schools and the Supreme Court
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Jun 22, 8:53 AM: Chief Justice John Roberts delivered another opinion Tuesday that might inspire religious believers to thank God for the First Amendment. Some parts of Maine, which is the nation’s most rural state, don’t operate their own high >
A Supreme win for school choice (Editorial)
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Jun 22, 8:51 AM:

In a win for parents and school-choice advocates, the US Supreme Court overturned a Maine law Tuesday that denied religious schools access to state tuition assistance available to students attending secular private institutions. >

Boston Public Schools moves forward in finding a new leader. Meet the two finalists
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Jun 22, 8:33 AM:

Dr. Tommy Welch, Region 1 school superintendent (K-12), Boston Public Schools, and Mary Skipper, superintendent of Somerville Public Schools, were announced as finalists for the position of BPS superintendent Tuesday.

K-12 Dealmaking: Microschool Company Raises $20M; IXL Acquires Curiosity Media
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Jun 21, 9:25 AM:

A company that offers small-group “microschools,” Prenda, raised $20 million aimed at helping grow its network in additional states, the company announced.

NY charter schools sue U.S. Department of Education for refusing to pay federal grant funds; Bronx schools owed $217K
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Jun 21, 9:12 AM: A group of New York charter schools filed a federal lawsuit this month against the U.S. Department of Education for allegedly sweeping away nearly $1 million in promised Charter School Programs funding.
How much did the pandemic cyber charter surge cost Pa. school districts? More than $12k per student, new report says
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Jun 16, 9:49 AM: The pandemic enrollment surge in cyber charters cost Pennsylvania districts hundreds of millions of dollars — costs that could be magnified by the inability to predict whether some of those students will remain in virtual schools >
The Parents Keeping Their Children In Pod Schools
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Jun 16, 9:46 AM: A temporary solution to school closures finds new life as an ideological safe space.
Enrollment losses in NYC public schools even sharper than predicted, down 80,000 in two years
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Jun 16, 9:41 AM: City public school registers have fallen to roughly 920,000 students for the 2021-2022 school year, according to finalized enrollment data from the Education Department. That’s 20,000 fewer students than the agency’s preliminary >
Pa. Senate votes to block charter school regulations from taking effect
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Jun 16, 9:36 AM:

The Pennsylvania Senate on Wednesday passed a concurrent resolution that would block Gov. Tom Wolf’s regulatory changes to the state’s charter school law from taking effect.

Parents Flee The Public School System As Charter Schools See Surge In Enrollment
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Jun 9, 7:54 AM: Partial blame for the decline in public schools can be attributed to the pandemic; though the trends have been occurring for several years, the report claimed.

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