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    Online PA charter school buys building in downtown Erie

    Commonwealth Charter Academy, an online charter, has purchased former Erie Business Center building on West Ninth Street CCA in fall 2022 plans to open Family Service Center on site, to provide in-person tutoring, other resources for online students Online charter schools saw enrollment boom in Pennsylvania during pandemic A building once known for in-person classes for career-bound Erie adults is getting turned into a hub for online education for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The former Erie Business Center building, at 248 W. Ninth St., in Erie, has been sold for $600,000 to Commonwealth Charter Academy, a statewide online charter school based in Harrisburg. CCA plans to renovate the building and open it…

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    Veteran charter school teacher blasts online learning during pandemic: ‘We called school inessential’

    Media top headlines June 17 Biden snapping at a reporter, being mocked for again using a prepared list of journalists to call on in Geneva, and a New York Times reporter claiming that teachers can’t explain Juneteenth to students for fear of ‘critical race theory backlash’ round out today’s top media headlines A veteran charter school teacher blasted pandemic-era online learning in a New York Times opinion piece that calls for a return to classrooms to renew America’s “collective commitment to true public education.” Washington, D.C.-based fourth-grade teacher Lelac Almagor penned the piece, “I Taught Online School This Year. It Was a Disgrace,” which contradicts narratives pushed by state officials…

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    Agora Cyber Charter School Class of 2021 To Be Celebrated with Online Graduation Ceremony

    KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In a year where every school in America was affected by the pandemic, Agora Cyber Charter School (ACCS), an online public school serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade throughout Pennsylvania since 2005, will celebrate the Class of 2021 with a virtual commencement ceremony on Tuesday, June 8 beginning at 4:00 PM EDT. “Over the past year, we saw many families exercise their right to choose the school option they felt was best for their children and their family,” said Dr. Richard Jensen, Chief Executive Officer at ACCS. “Many families have enrolled due to concerns about the adjustment to online learning during the pandemic. As the…

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    OKCPS Superintendent Weighs In On Board Of Education’s Action On Charter School Funding

    Last Thursday the State Board of Education voted 4-3 to equalize funding between public school districts and charter schools through the approval of a resolution in a four-year old case involving charter school funding. The decision has received some strong push back from public schools’ leaders like Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel. “I am so hopeful that this was a mistake,” said Dr. Sean McDaniel. “I am hopeful that as the board reflects on what happened up until right now there will be an understanding that they jumped out too quickly.” The lawsuit that was settled was introduced back in 2017. In the lawsuit the Oklahoma Public…

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    Trust the Leader in Online School: Michigan Virtual Charter Academy Now Accepting Enrollments for 2021-2022 School Year

    HAZEL PARK, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After an academic year like no other, Michigan Virtual Charter Academy (MVCA), a full-time online public-school academy serving K-12 students throughout the state, is welcoming students to enroll for the 2021-2022 school year, starting on March 2. “Students of all ages need consistency in their education and MVCA can provide them with what they need to succeed,” said Randy Rodriquez, head of school. “There’s no doubt this past school year has been challenging for everyone, but our technology and student-focused curriculum will give your children the advantage they need to be a leader at the next level.” MVCA is tuition-free to all students who reside in Michigan,…

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    State orders Utah charter school to pay back $3 million in misspent special education funds

    Utah Board of Education approves amount, but American Preparatory Academy administrators say they’ll appeal. (Photo courtesy of American Preparatory Academy) Pictured is American Preparatory Academy in Draper.   | Feb. 8, 2021, 1:00 p.m. A Utah charter school has been ordered to pay back nearly $3 million in special education funding that state auditors say was not actually spent on services for students with disabilities. After months of reviewing the ledgers at American Preparatory Academy, the accounting team at the Utah Board of Education reported that it was unable to find any system that showed the money was “being properly expended.” And the board voted last week to accept the team’s…

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    Coastal Connections Academy online charter school coming to Santa Rosa County

    A new online charter school for all grades is set to operate in Santa Rosa County beginning next school year. Coastal Connections Academy will be the third charter school in the school district, in addition to the Learning Academy of Santa Rosa, an alternative education program, and Capstone, a special education program for pre-kindergarten students. The Santa Rosa County School District reviewed and approved the new school’s charter Thursday.  More:‘Sidewalks to nowhere’: Why Beulah students ride a school bus to get across the street More:How Pensacola High staff are helping struggling students through ‘8th Period’ “The unique thing about this charter school is it’s full-time virtual,” said Santa Rosa County…

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