Maine Charter Schools Get Federal Dollars

posted on 22 Nov 2013 01:01 by piastonmoltipa

Three more charter schools opened this year, bringing Maines total to five charter schools. A total of 10 charter schools are allowed under current law. Maines charter schools receive public funding but are formed and operated by parents, teachers and community leaders, and are exempt from certain regulations that apply to public schools. They have become a partisan issue in Maine, strongly backed by Governor Paul LePage and conservative groups, and opposed by some legislators and others who want to protect funding for traditional public schools.
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Pennsylvania Cyber Charter Schools Rally To Oppose Funding Cuts

posted on 07 Nov 2013 00:53 by piastonmoltipa

I have so many new friends and supportive teachers," said Kenny in her letter. Dozens of PA Cyber families at the rally included Linda and Ken Snyder of Likens, Pa., and their friends Christy and Mick Lower of Elizabethville. The Snyders enrolled their daughter Sarah, 9, and son Kenneth, 7, this year in PA Cyber because, Linda said, her classroom school was unable to stop her daughter from being bullied. "I was in the office 12 times last year," Linda said. Last year, while sitting on the bleachers at their girls' softball games, Linda Snyder had long conversations with Christy Lower before enrolling the Snyder children in PA Cyber. Lower twins Jeana and Paige, age 10, have been PA Cyber students for several years. Christy said the Snyders were the third family she helped make a decision to transfer to PA Cyber.
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The other program operates out of Prince Georges County Community College and students can earn their high school diploma and an associates degree from the community college at graduation. The charter school , which is the eighth in the county, opened in August with 150 students in each grade. The school, which offers seven foreign languages, plans to grow by one grade each year, eventually offering classes through the 12th grade. All of the curriculum at the school is online and 50 percent of the instruction is taught online. Sen.
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