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ERIC Number: EJ851077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Pennsylvania Cyber School Funding: Follow the Money
Carr-Chellman, Alison A.; Marsh, Rose M.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v53 n4 p49-55 Jul 2009
Cyber charter schools are public charter schools which are entirely online and typically serve all grades from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Pennsylvania implemented widespread charter school legislation as early as 1997. This has offered a great number of Pennsylvanians options in their public schooling. One of these options has been online pre-K-12 education once cyber charters entered the scene in Pennsylvania in 2000. These public schools provide students extensive curricular materials, use of a free computer and printer, and a monthly reimbursement for Internet connections. The question asked by a number of people is, how is all of this being paid for? This article examines the basic formula Pennsylvania uses to fund their cyber charter schools, with particular attention to following how the money flows from the federal level to states to districts and finally to cyber charters. (Contains 2 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania