Area school boards move to denounce state education chief
Bethlehem Area and
districts say Ron Tomalis' policies favor charters at the expense of
traditional public schools. Salisbury Township
Mechanicsburg teachers, school board reach contract agreement that freezes salaries for a year
CYBER-CHARTERS: Public schools outperform cyber-charter schools
CYBER-CHARTERS: Critics: More oversight needed
CYBER-CHARTERS: Booming days for cyber-charters
According to the state Department of Education, 15,838 students attended
Five years later, enrollment had more than doubled, to 32,322 students.
CYBER-CHARTERS: Who is taking the attendance at cyber-charter schools?
CYBER-CHARTERS: Cyber-charter schools: Are they making the grade?
Critics, on the other hand, say cyber-charters produce lackluster academic results, operate without sufficient oversight and put a financial strain on local districts.
Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/775329_Cyber-charter-schools--Are-they-making-the-grade-.html#ixzz2C1Hm7UBU
CYBER-CHARTERS: Schools list reasons some students not keeping up
CYBER-CHARTERS: Prospects for pupils following graduation
CYBER-CHARTERS: Cyber-charter pupils not
connecting well on
Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/775900_CYBER-CHARTERS--Cyber-charter-pupils-not-connecting-well-on-Pa--tests.html#ixzz2C2ncs6io
CYBER-CHARTERS: Districts floored by payments to charter-cyber schools
According to a Lancaster Newspapers analysis, county districts paid almost $14 million in cyber-charter tuition in 2011-12.
That's nearly triple the total amount paid in 2007.
The state previously reimbursed up to 30 percent of districts' cyber-charter tuition costs. But the 2011-12 state budget eliminated the reimbursements, putting a greater burden on already-strapped school districts.
CYBER-CHARTERS: School district tuition payments per student (Chart)
UPDATE: Bank of
America Raises PO
to $25 on K12 on Outlook for New School Openings
K12 Inc.: Churn, baby churn…….
Of 12 PA cyber charters -only 1 made AYP for 2012
only 2 made AYP for 2011 while 8 were in corrective action status.
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