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2012 Annual Charter School Conference: Registration Opens!

Jun21

Convening for the first time in three years, the Pennsylvania Charter School Annual Conference is the only statewide gathering of the entire Pennsylvania charter school community. Between 500 and 1,000 charter school teachers, administrators, board members, policy makers, advocates and suppliers will gather to learn, share, and network for the improvement of charter schools throughout […] More »

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Important information from PDE on 363 calculations and immunizations

Jun21

1. Some charter school have questioned school district backing out federal stimulus money from the Social Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) and the Education Jobs Fund (EduJobs) on their 363 calculation. It is PDE’s position that ANY federal portion of BEF, including SFSF and EduJobs, should be considered state funds for the purpose of the 363 […] More »

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Pennsylvania charter school movie to be released nationwide in September

Jun06

PCPCS is excited to announce that 20th Century Fox in conjunction with Walden Media will be releasing a feature film about a group of Pennsylvania parents and teachers who work together against the odds and opposition to create a neighborhood charter school. About the film: Once in a great while, a film is made that combines honest, […] More »

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PCPCS Garners $300,000 Grant from The Heinz Endowments

Jun06

The Heinz Endowments has awarded the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) a $300,000 two-year grant for the purpose of expanding efforts to drive quality and accountability in Pennsylvania charter schools. “Due to its proven commitment and demonstrated influence in increasing quality, accountability and transparency in Pennsylvania charter schools, the Endowments is pleased to […] More »

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PCPCS Statement on State Rep. Mike Fleck’s House Bill 2364

Jun04

The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools is profoundly disappointed that State Rep. Mike Fleck served as a mouthpiece for special interests seeking to destroy charter schools and eliminate parental choice. Rep. Fleck’s legislation is disingenuous and shows incredible disrespect for the intelligence of legislators and Pennsylvania taxpayers. It talks about reform but protects the […] More »

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