cyber-charter-schools

COMMENTARY

Charter schools are public schools – they have to be held accountable to the taxpayers | Opinion

BY: - June 20, 2021

Pennsylvania’s students deserve more from our charter school system – and they can’t afford to wait.

COMMENTARY

Say no to largest transfer of taxpayer dollars out of public schools in Pa. history | Opinion

BY: - June 11, 2021

PSEA supports high-quality charter and cyber charter schools. That’s why we feel so strongly that there needs to be accountability for charter schools and the boards, administrators, and for-profit management companies that operate some of them.

Students flocked to cyber-charter schools this year. So did district revenue and federal relief funds

BY: - April 14, 2021

Like brick and mortar charter schools, cyber-charters are funded by contributions from public school districts. Districts pay the online schools an annual rate for each of their students who opt to enroll in one. 

COMMENTARY

Pa. Senate education leaders need to give local taxpayers a break on cyber-charter costs | Opinion

BY: - April 12, 2021

Pennsylvania’s antiquated Charter School Law sets the ground rules for payments to cyber-charters and school districts are getting gouged.

COMMENTARY

Why are public schools footing the bill for substandard cyber-charter education? | Opinion

BY: - January 21, 2021

By Art Levinowitz When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, school districts across the nation saw a  huge increase in cyber- charter school enrollment, including right here in Pennsylvania where cyber charter school  enrollment is up by 63 percent to 62,000 students as of Oct. 1, 2020.< This trend should have Pennsylvania parents and taxpayers extremely concerned because […]

COMMENTARY

Pa. school districts project $475M increase in charter school costs during pandemic | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 14, 2021

A new survey catalogues the challenges schools have faced over the 10 months -- and counting -- of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COMMENTARY

During pandemic, cyber charter schools are an important alternative for parents, kids | Opinion

BY: - November 20, 2020

Full-time online schools are an excellent option for families across Pennsylvania – an option that students deserve perhaps now more than ever.

COMMENTARY

Here’s 4 good reasons for Pa. to reject any new cyber-charter school applications | Opinion

BY: - November 19, 2020

Generally speaking, cyber students are not learning, and taxpayers are paying twice what they reasonably should.

State to consider two new cyber charter schools amidst enrollment boom

BY: - October 14, 2020

This is the first time since 2015 that state regulators have been asked to consider more than one in a single year. 

Harrisburg High School

With classes heading online, Pa.’s public schools, online charters find themselves in stiff competition

BY: - August 2, 2020

This summer, Leigh Ann Chow did something she hadn't seriously considered until she found herself living through a pandemic. She enrolled her children in cyber school.

COMMENTARY

Pa.’s cyber-charter schools are flourishing, not failing — before, during, and after COVID-19 | Opinion

BY: - July 17, 2020

Any discussion comparing the value of traditional and cyber-charter schools can never be a straight apples-to-apples comparison

COMMENTARY

After 20 years it’s past time for the Legislature to act on cyber-charter school funding reform | Opinion

BY: - June 16, 2020

Why should taxpayers be funding cyber tuition at the same rate as brick and mortar charters when the cyber charters don't have buiildings?