Primer On Upcoming Charter Law Debate

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Centre Daily Times

Jul 22, 12:00 AM

Legislation to reshape charter schools in state

“In general, Pennsylvania law provides an environment that’s open to new start-ups, public school conversions, and virtual schools and supportive of autonomy,” according to the report. But the report said the legislation could improve in several ways: by prohibiting caps on growth, increasing the accountability for the authorizer, allowing more entities besides school boards to approve charter schools and allowing the same organizations to start multiple charter schools. This March, legislators in the House and Senate proposed changes to the charter school law. Hearings on the proposals are expected this summer and fall.

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