By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant August 26, 2016 Allentown Morning Call: Gov. Tom Wolf seeks more charter school oversight“Making good on a campaign promise to put tighter oversight controls on taxpayer-funded charter schools, Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday established a four-person unit within the state Department of Education to oversee the nontraditional public institutions.”Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. seeks better results, oversight with new charter school division“Wolf’s office said the new division would assist charter schools in setting goals for student achievement, increasing parent and community involvement, and ensuring academic and financial responsibility.”WHYY Newsworks: Pa. department of education enhancing oversight of charter schools“The division will take a specific interest in the health of the cyber charter sector – schools which are authorized at the state level and, overall, have a track record of poor performance.”Beaver County Times: Gov. Wolf announces new state division for charter school oversight“The Division of Charter Schools will help heighten accountability by overseeing fiscal and education programming reviews for charters and scrutinizing the reauthorization process for cyber charters, which the Department of Education administers.” SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Announces Establishment of New Charter School Division (Round-up) SHARE TWEET Round-Up, Schools That Teach, The Blog Yesterday, Governor Wolf announced the establishment of the Pennsylvania Department of Education Division of Charter Schools as an effort to improve quality and accountability of charter schools across the commonwealth. The office will assist charter school educators and leaders in setting goals to advance student achievement, increase parent and community involvement, and ensure academic and financial responsibility.“Charter schools play an important role in our education system, but that role must be accompanied by sufficient oversight,” Governor Wolf said. “Establishing this new division within the Department of Education will allow us to maximize our resources to not only ensure charters are being properly supported, but that they are being held accountable to taxpayers.”Take a look at the coverage below:
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Uganda’s Crested Cranes take on Tanzania Sunday in the CECAFA semifinals. PHOTO FUFA MEDIACECAFA WOMEN semifinals:SundayKenya v Ethiopia 1:30 p.mUganda v Tanzania 3.30pmFriday Tanzania 0 Ethiopia 0ThursdayUganda 1 Burundi 0Kenya 11 Zanzibar 0WednesdayEthiopia 3 Rwanda 2TuesdayUganda 9 Zanzibar 0Kenya 4 Burundi 0EarlierZanzibar 1 Burundi 10 Uganda 0 Kenya 4Rwanda 2 Tanzania 3GROUP A: Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, ZanzibarGROUP B: Ethiopia, Tanzania, RwandaThe Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has hailed Uganda’s Crested Cranes ahead of their CECAFA women’s tournament semifinal clash with Tanzania.Kayihura met the players and officials in Jinja where the tournament is taking place. “We are very proud of you,” he said, adding, ‘Thank you for representing our country with passion and energy. I wish you the best in the upcoming matches.”Uganda qualified for the semifinals of the inaugural CECAFA women’s football tournament on Thursday when a Fazila Ikwaput first half goal handed them their 2nd straight win. Uganda were second in their group behind Kenya, who beat them in the opening match.The Uganda national women football team – Crested Cranes- take on Tanzania who topped their group courtesy of a throw of the coin after their final game with Ethiopia ended goalless on Friday.The tournament has attracted international and local attention, a fact that has had soccer governing body FUFA get praise from the Council of East and Central Africa Association (CECAFA) Secretary General Nicholas Musonye.“I want to thank everyone for their respective endeavors to make this tournament a complete success. FUFA took upon the initiative to host the tournament without any sponsorship and we commend them for taking the big risk,” Musonye told the press on Saturday.“The media has publicized the tournament so well. Government has provided the healthy political climate to enable the tournament progress successfully,” added Musonye, who was flanked by tournament chief organiser Rogers Byamukama and CECAFA media officer Rogers Mulindwa“To all the fans, you have exhibited a true CECAFA spirit of not only supporting the home team but attending each and every match that has been played.” Share on: WhatsApp