Despite dismal record of Pa. cybercharter schools, six more apply to open

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

In the past few weeks, six prospective cyberschool operators have made pitches to the state department of education in hopes of gaining a charter.

Looking at the performance of the 16 existing cybercharters, some education advocates say the state's decision should be easy.

Analyzing the state's recently released School Performance Profile information, the Philadelphia-based nonprofit Research for Action found Pennsylvania's cybercharters to be some of the lowest performing schools in the state.

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