On August 9, 2016, Newsworks published an article by Avi Wolfman-Arent about the opening of a new cyber charter school in PA. The article cited PennCAN’s Executive Director:
Even those critical of the cyber charter industry acknowledge the narrow lens Pennsylvania must use when evaluating new applications.
“If Reach Cyber Charter School did in fact address the deficiencies PDE identified in its initial denial, then PDE acted appropriately in granting the charter,” said Jonathan Cetel, Executive Director of PennCAN, a group that typically backs charter growth. “We remain skeptical that a school model where 100 percent of the instruction is provided online can deliver on its ambitious performance goals”
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