(Nov 20) Charter school reform bill now positioned for Pa. Senate vote

By Jan Murphy | jmurphy@pennlive.com 
on November 19, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Controversial legislation that would overhaul the state’s 16-year-old charter school law is now positioned for a vote in the state Senate in the coming weeks.

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amended version of the bill on Tuesday by a 15-11 near-party-line vote. 

While this bill will continue to be a work in progress, supporters hailed it as a positive step forward toward addressing flaws that have emerged from the state’s experience with these independent public schools.  

Full story: Charter school reform bill now positioned for Pa. Senate vote  Jan Murphy, Patriot-News, 11/19/13

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