Pennsylvania approves four cyber charter schools
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The state Department of Education today announced it has authorized four new cyber charter schools for this fall, which will result in a total 16 such schools in the state.
The four new schools are: ACT Cyber Charter School, Education Plus Academy Cyber Charter School, Esperanza Cyber Charter School and Solomon World Civilization Cyber Charter School
Cyber charter schools are public schools which students from throughout the state can choose to attend without paying tuition. A fee set by the state is paid by the student's home school district.
According to a press release citing Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis, there are 105,000 charter-school students in the commonwealth.
The department also denied the applications of three proposed cyber charter schools it did not identify specifically.
The action comes after the state threatened to revoke the charter of Frontier Virtual Charter High School for financial and educational shortcomings, but the school last week decided to surrender its charter.
First Published July 9, 2012 12:10 am