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PCPCS on the move: July 2010 – June 2011 successes.

Jun15

The leaders of the charter school movement in Pennsylvania identified the need for a single new statewide organization with a clear, unambiguous mission and a more effective governance structure. By early summer, they had developed a new strategic plan, merged two organizations into one, re-written the By-Laws, and defined a streamlined and more diverse leadership […] More »

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PCPCS urges PA Dept. of Ed. to speed up payments to replace payments from School Districts in default

Jun15

The following is a letter sent to The PA Department of Education Director of Budget and Fiscal Management, Barbara Nelson, concerning a recent development at the May 24th summit between Charter School CEO’s and the PA Department of Education. In the overflowing room, the Department verbally explained to the Charter School community that a charter […] More »

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Pa. Education Secretary Tomalis: School districts can’t blame Charter Schools

Jun08

“I don’t see how the success of a program like this threatens a traditional K-12 district,” Tomalis said. “What you see in this building is what public education should really be about.” The education secretary was at [the Lincoln Elementary Charter School in York] shoulder-to-shoulder with Sen. Jeffrey Piccola, a Republican representing a portion of […] More »

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Gov. Corbett gives commencement to first Boys Latin graduating class.

Jun08

Gov. Corbett and Mayor Nutter headline Boys Latin Charter School first graduation in West Philadelphia this past Monday. “In many ways you – the first graduating class – are the founders of your school,” Corbett told the 79 young men who received their diplomas before a cheering audience of parents, friends, and supporters who packed […] More »

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