Thursday, December 30, 2010

U.S. Department of Defense takes a dim view of cyberschool diplomas/ Lebanon Daily News Series on Charters, Cybers and Vouchers

 

U.S. Department of Defense takes a dim view of cyberschool diplomas

Published: Sunday, November 28, 2010, 5:09 PM
All diplomas awarded to Pennsylvania public school students are not equal in the eyes of the military. Students attending any of the state’s dozen public cyberschools are learning that the hard way.

The New Schools I: Charter, cyber-charter schools provide options

By BRAD RHEN Staff Writer 12/26/10
Updated: 12/29/2010 01:57:14 PM EST
This is the first story in a four-part series about the new charter and cyber-charter schools and how they affect local education.

The New Schools II: Cyber-charter funding draws controversy

By BRAD RHEN Staff Writer 12/27/10
Updated: 12/29/2010 01:53:52 PM EST
This is part two in a series about how charter and cyber-charter schools affect local education.
While charter and cyber-charter schools have been hailed by some as wonderful alternatives to traditional schools, there is also some controversy about how cyber-charter schools are funded.

The New Schools III: Northern Lebanon offers alternative to traditional schooling

By BRAD RHEN Staff Writer 12/28/10
Updated: 12/29/2010 01:54:25 PM EST
This is part three in a series about how charter and cyber-charter schools affect local education.
FREDERICKSBURG - Since Pennsylvania passed a law establishing charter and cyber-charter schools in 1997, more than 130 such schools have sprung up across the state.
One may soon be coming to Lebanon County.

The New Schools IV: Senator vouches for vouchers

By JOHN LATIMER Staff Writer 12/29/10
Updated: 12/29/2010 01:50:48 PM EST
This is part four in a four-part series about how charter and cyber-charter schools affect local education.
With a new Republican governor and the GOP controlling both the state House and Senate, a leading lawmaker believes the political climate in Harrisburg will be favorable for proponents of school choice in the coming year.
Sen. Jeffrey Piccola (R-Dauphin), chairman of the Senate Education Committee, has announced that school choice and charter-school reform will be his top priority, and he is planning on holding hearings soon after the Legislature convenes in January.


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