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Charter Schools
Charter Schools are self-managed public schools that are approved by local school districts.  Cyber charter schools are approved by the PA Department of Education.  They are created and controlled by parents, teachers, community leaders, and colleges or universities. Charter schools operate free from many educational mandates, except for those concerning nondiscrimination, health and safety and accountability. Charter Schools offer alternatives in education using strategies that may save money and improve student performance.