Tag: Charter Schools

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Metro

Feds charge Pa. cyber-charter school founder

In this Aug. 31, 2011, photo, Nick Trombetta, founder and then-CEO of a cyber-charter school that educates more than 11,000 Pennsylvania students, speaks during the “STEM Summit” in Greentree. (AP Photo/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Darrell Sapp) by Joe MandakAssociated Press Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The founder and former CEO of Pennsylvania’s largest cyber-charter school has been charged with siphoning more than $8 million from the school through a network of companies, then scheming with his accountant to avoid income taxes.

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Lifestyle

School choice film about two single moms in Pittsburgh goes Hollywood to reach Main Street

ON THE ROAD– This Sept. 23, 2012 photo shows actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, left, and Viola Davis at the premiere of their film “Won’t Back Down,” in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca, File) by Alan Scher Zagier Associated Press Writer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The movie “Won’t Back Down” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis was a box-office dud, barely earning $5 million and disappearing from theaters soon after its September 2012 release.