Philadelphia recommends that 2 charter schools be closed

April 10, 2008
Officials also point out problems that need fixing in 14 other charter programs

Philadelphia School District officials have formally recommended that the charters of two schools not be renewed. They also cited problems in 14 other charter schools. District officials did not identify the two schools, but they are reported to be Germantown Settlement and Renaissance charter schools. The schools recommended for non-renewal had not submitted complete annual reports and had not kept adequate levels of certified staff. The schools also had "significant material violations" in areas of governance, management operations, academic program, and financial accountability. In the case of the 14 schools recommended for renewal, officials say the schools have shown they have the capacity to meet their goals, but have "failed to comply with a number of significant items."

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