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Statewide Poll Indicates Pennsylvanians Support Public School Choice

Oct26

The results are in: The majority of PA residents support public school choice. The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools in partnership with Susquehanna Polling and Research recently conducted a statewide survey to determine how taxpayers view charter and cyber charter schools. The survey results indicate that residents across the Commonwealth recognize the value of […] More »

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PCPCS APPLAUDS SENATE’S ADVANCEMENT OF CHARTER SCHOOL LEGISLATION, SAYS MORE WORK YET TO BE DONE

Oct25

West Chester, PA — The Pa Senate Education Committee voted today to include into a key education bill (SB 1) much of what was in charter school reform bill SB 904, and to move SB 1 to the full Senate for consideration. SB 1 previously contained proposals focusing only on Opportunity Scholarships and Educational Investment […] More »

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PCPCS applauds Governor Corbett for remembering “It’s All About The Children” with public education reform agenda.

Oct11

The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools applauds Governor Tom Corbett for addressing the Commonwealth’s need for public education reform. The Governor has made it clear that providing Pennsylvania K-12 students with public school choice is one of his top priorities. The reforms supported by Governor Corbett, which reflect companion bills in the Pennsylvania Senate […] More »

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Pennsylvania Awarded $38 Million for Literacy Initiatives

Oct05

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has been awarded $38 million through the United States Department of Education’s Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program.  The states winning the Striving Readers Grant are: Pending legislative approval, the program is projected to span five years with matching awards each consecutive year. Pennsylvania was one of 35 states that […] More »

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