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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Apr27

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY APRIL 26, 2015   NEWS ROUNDUP   NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS State House advances expansion of public charter schools (The City Sentinel – OK, 4/17/15) The Perfect Versus the Good (Op-Ed) (U.S. News & World Report, 4/20/15) Bill expanding charter school opportunities to all Oklahoma school districts heads to Governor (The […] More »

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Campaign for Fair Education Funding Weekly Update

Apr24

WEEKLY UPDATE The Allentown Morning Call published an op-ed by Sandra Miller, a member of the Saucon Valley School Board, and Tom Seidenberger, former superintendent of the East Penn School District, who say that, “Without a formula, education funds have been dispensed yearly based on political factors, resulting in Pennsylvania having one of the most significant […] More »

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MaST COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL TO HOST ASTRONOMY NIGHT AS PART OF THE 2015 PHILADELPHIA SCIENCE FESTIVAL

Apr24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: John F. Swoyer III Chief Executive Officer MaST Community Charter School 267-348-1100   MaST COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL TO HOST ASTRONOMY NIGHT AS PART OF THE 2015 PHILADELPHIA SCIENCE FESTIVAL  Largest Stargazing Party in the Region to Take Place April 24    PHILADELPHIA (April 24, 2015) – Want a glimpse of infinity?  Look […] More »

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Capitolwire: LBFC finds colleges, universities have lukewarm interest in authorizing charter schools.

Apr21

By Christen Smith Staff Reporter Capitolwire HARRISBURG (April 17) — The debate over alternative charter school authorizers took an interesting turn this week as a new report finds many colleges and universities across the state show little interest in the idea. The Legislative Budget and Finance Committee released its official report on alternative authorizers Wednesday, in which the […] More »

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LPPACS freshman flies as Wendy in PMT’s ‘Peter Pan’

Apr17

MIDLAND, Pa. – Lincoln Park freshman Jillian Ferguson was a flying monkey in the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center’s production of “The Wizard of Oz.” She’ll be flying above a theater stage again, this time as Wendy in Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s (PMT) professional production of “Peter Pan,” showing April 23 to May 3 at the […] More »

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MaST Community Charter School Partners with Fraternal Order of Police for Culinary Program

Apr17

(Philadelphia, PA) April 15, 2015 – MaST Community Charter School and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5 recently completed a culinary partnership. This partnership allowed students from MaST to gain culinary experience while learning from real chefs.   MaST “Chopped” is run very much like the television show, Chopped which airs on the Food […] More »

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Results for LBFC study of alternative methods of authorizing brick and mortar charter schools

Apr16

Last year, the Pennsylvania Senate issued Senate Resolution 414 which requested that the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) conduct a study of alternative methods of authorizing brick and mortar charter schools. PCPCS has been working with the LBFC to provide information and contacts at the National Association of Charter School Authorizers. Earlier today the […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Apr13

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY APRIL 12, 2015   NEWS ROUNDUP   NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Op-ed: Too Much Left to Chance (U.S. News & World Report, 4/9/15) Senate’s effort to rewrite NCLB sparks cautious optimism (The Washington Post, 4/9/15) A primer on charter schools (Sierra Vista Herald, 4/10/15) NATIONAL NEWS Bipartisan deal on K-12 education […] More »

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Campaign for Fair Education Funding Weekly Update

Apr10

Weekly Update The Campaign for Fair Education Funding continues to grow as our 54 member organizations work to deliver our message across the state: every child in Pennsylvania should have access to a quality education no matter where they live. “School Play” Premiers in Philly Campaign member Public Citizens for Children + Youth (PCCY) led the […] More »

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Charter School Leadership Workshop

Apr08

Leadership of a charter school has never been more difficult or challenging that it is today. To help charter schools with those challenges, PCPCS has partnered with Charter Choices and Education Governance Academy to offer a full-day seminar that covers a broad range of topics and connects you with a wide range of experts. This […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Apr06

NEWS ROUNDUP   NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Who will operate charter schools in Birmingham? (Birmingham Business Journal – AL, 3/27/15) KIPP celebrates 5 years of achievement, growth with state, community leaders (The Florida Times Union – FL, 3/31/15) In 1998, Workplace-Based Charter Schools Promoted as Way to Ease Commute Times (Education Week, 4/2/15) Alabama […] More »

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Campaign for Fair Education Funding Weekly Update

Apr06

Weekly Update The Campaign for Fair Education Funding continues to grow as our 54 member organizations work to deliver our message across the state: every child in Pennsylvania should have access to a quality education no matter where they live. Community Forums Drawing Crowds, Lawmakers & Media Attention The Campaign, working with Education Voters of […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Washington Update

Apr06

2015 Congressional Calendar ESEA Reauthorization Thousands of Supporters Ask Congress for More Funding to Open Charter Schools In March, more than 3,000 charter school advocates from across the country engaged in the National Alliance’s campaign to increase funding for the federal Charter Schools Program (CSP). Together nearly 10,000 emails and phone calls were made to […] More »

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National Charter Schools Week

Apr06

National Charter School Week provides the charter school community with the opportunity to celebrate and promote the successes and value of charter schools. This year it will be the week of May 3-9. The following notice from the National Association of Public Charter Schools provides you with some resources to help celebrate the week and […] More »

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