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ERIC Number: ED553133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Charter Schools and Higher Education Authorizers. A Research for Action Policy Note
Research For Action
Charter school authorization, accountability, and funding will be key features of education policy debates in Pennsylvania over the next several months. One proposed policy, Senate Bill 1085, would amend significant aspects of the state's charter school law, including the system for charter school approval, specific criteria for evaluating proposed charter schools, policies concerning enrollment caps, and requirements for financial and other reporting. The legislation would also establish a Charter School Funding Advisory Commission comprised of representatives appointed by the Governor and General Assembly. This brief focuses on one element of the legislation receiving particular attention: a proposal to allow higher education institutions--public and private, non-profit and for-profit--to authorize charter schools. It also provides important background from non-partisan sources and state agency websites to inform policymakers and the public on this aspect of the legislation. A list of sources is provided.
Research for Action. 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Tel: 215-823-2500; Fax: 215-823-2510; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research-practitioner Partnerships
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research for Action
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania