By Britney Milazzo
Centre Daily Times
STATE COLLEGE – When it comes to charter school reform, state Education Secretary Pedro Rivera said he’s on board with helping create a plan that works for everyone.
“Traditional schools and charter schools will agree that some aspects of the current law doesn’t make sense or (is) not working,” Rivera said. “I’m really in favor of bringing stakeholders to the table and coming up with a comprehensive (plan) that makes sense, but that is something that we, as a department, advocate heavily for, but we want to do it right.”
The topic of charter schools was introduced Friday morning during the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools conference when Penns Valley Area School District Superintendent Brian Griffith asked Rivera what the plans are at the state level to improve charter school accountability for performance and funding.
Full story: Pa. education secretary discusses charter schools during PARSS conference, by Britney Milazzo, Centre Daily Times, 04/28/17