Great Hearts Academies is a non-profit charter school management organization which operates several charter school "preparatory academies" (grades K to 12) in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area.
Archway Classical programs for grades K-5 are available at most of these school sites.
The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, also known as PA Cyber, is a public, virtual charter school founded in Midland, Pennsylvania in 2000. It is one of 13 cyber charter schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2011. Enrollment is open to all Pennsylvania students in grades Pre-K through 12 throughout the Commonwealth. The school secured a five year renewal of its charter, from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, in July 2010. After a yearlong review, the school was accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, in 2011. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2010, the school reported an enrollment of 8,539 pupils with 904 pupils receiving Special Education services. The school employed 155 teachers. According to a report by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 3 teachers were rated "Non‐Highly Qualified" under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Approximately 1,107 students were eligible to graduate in the two school graduation ceremonies held on June 12, 2010 at an eastern Pennsylvania site and on June 14, 2010 at a western Pennsylvania site.
The school is governed by a seven voting member, appointed Board of Trustees with an additional 4 nonvoting members, under the supervision of the local school board, the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the State Charter School Appeal Board. The Board of Trustees operates school in accordance with the provisions of Act 22 of 1997 (Charter Schools Act). In 2011, the Board includes 2 local school executives, 2 bankers, a retired school teacher, and a local business owner. The Board submits an annual report to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Fourth grade, also called Grade 4, is a term used to refer to a year of elementary education in some countries. In North America (with which region the term is usually associated thanks to its repetition in widely disseminated media sources) the fourth grade is the fourth school year after kindergarten. Students are usually 9 or 10 years old, depending on their birthday. It is a part of elementary school, a school providing instruction for young pupils, comprising the first three, four, or five grades of a student's educational career. Examples of lessons taught include - larger place value; how to write a good summary; writing with transitions; how to read large numbers; writing with starter sentence; and detailed sentences.
In Brazil, the minimum age required for fourth grade was recently changed from 8 to 9 years old.
There are numerous elementary, secondary, and higher institutions of learning in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania is home to 501 public school districts, thousands of private schools, many publicly funded colleges and universities, and over 100 private institutions of higher education.
In general, under state law, school attendance in Pennsylvania is mandatory for a child from the age of 8 until the age of 17, or until graduation from an accredited high school, whichever is earlier.
In journalism, a human interest story is a feature story that discusses a person or people in an emotional way. It presents people and their problems, concerns, or achievements in a way that brings about interest, sympathy or motivation in the reader or viewer.
Human interest stories may be "the story behind the story" about an event, organization, or otherwise faceless historical happening, such as about the life of an individual soldier during wartime, an interview with a survivor of a natural disaster, a random act of kindness or profile of someone known for a career achievement.