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Archive for February, 2022

The State Charter School Appeal Board Upholds the Nonrenewal of Charters for Olney Charter High School, John B. Stetson Charter School

The State Charter School Appeal Board (CAB) today upheld the School District of Philadelphia Board of Education’s decisions to not renew the charters of Olney Charter High School and John B. Stetson Charter School. Based on CAB’s decisions, Olney and Stetson will continue to operate as Renaissance charter schools for the remainder of the 2021-2022…

Student Board Reps Connect with Students in the City and Beyond

Since the school year began, Student Board Representatives Rebecca Allen and Armando Ortez have been connecting with students in the city and across the country to gain insight on student concerns. For instance, early last fall Rebecca and Armando attended the Superintendent’s Advisory Board meeting where high school students shared their feelings about transitioning from…

The Board Begins Second Year of Progress Monitoring of Goals and Guardrails

In January, the Board began its second year of progress monitoring of Goals & Guardrails, the Board’s five-year plan to increase student achievement. Goals are related to academic achievement and college and career readiness, while Guardrails are the conditions that must exist in schools to support student achievement. The Board has invested significant time each…

Parent and Community Advisory Council Reaches Out to School Communities

Parent and Community Advisory Council (PCAC) Members have actively approached their role as liaisons between the city’s school communities and the Board of Education. Since the school year began, Council Members have engaged in Board work, served as trusted channels of communication and supported community drives for food, clothes and holiday toys. To begin with,…

The Board Supports the Pennsylvania School Funding Lawsuit

The Board recently adopted a resolution to support the Pennsylvania School Funding Lawsuit, which could significantly impact funding for under-resourced school districts across the state. The lawsuit, being tried in Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg, alleges that school funding is inadequate and inequitable and asks the state to distribute more funds to low-wealth districts. According to…