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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Jun29

NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS America’s first charter school started by recruiting students off the street – now it has a 0% dropout rate (Business Insider – MN, 6/20/15) R.I. charter school growth raises concerns (The Providence Journal – RI, 6/21/15) National Charter School Conference Kicks Off Annual Gathering in New Orleans (Education Week, 6/22/15) […] More »

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Capitolwire: GOP budget appears to hinge on PlanCon bond strategy

Jun29

HARRISBURG (June 26) — Legislative Republicans made good on a promise Friday to develop a balanced budget plan without raising taxes. But they have to borrow $5.4 billion to do it. Gov. Tom Wolf and legislative Democrats describe the proposal as a “blueprint” of accounting tricks the minority party has come to expect from their […] More »

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Republican Legislative Leaders Unveil Substantial Increases in Education Funding as Part of 2015-16 Budget Plan

Jun29

(HARRISBURG) – Senate and House Republican leadership today unveiled the 2015-16 budget plan that adds considerable funding to education without adding to the tax burden of Pennsylvania families. The budget plan is on track to be presented to the governor before the end of the state’s fiscal year on June 30. The Senate and House Republican plan is […] More »

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Capitolwire: Republicans, Wolf don’t see eye-to-eye on basic education, yet.

Jun26

By Christen Smith Staff Reporter Capitolwire HARRISBURG (June 23) — House Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana, said Tuesday Republicans are giving into Gov. Tom Wolf’s public education demands — sort of. The admission came after a line of questioning from reporters regarding the ongoing blame shifting between legislative Republicans and the governor, with each side […] More »

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PCPCS joins other education choice organizations to support Basic Education Funding Commission report

Jun26

June 23, 2015 For decades, there has been a serious question as to whether or not the state taxpayer dollars spent on K-12 education is distributed in a way that provides adequate and equitable educational opportunities for every child in Pennsylvania. On June 10 of last year the bi-partisan, bi-cameral Basic Education Funding Commission was […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools: Weekly Roundup

Jun22

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY JUNE 21, 2015 NEWS ROUNDUP   NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Watchdog Podcast: Sit Down, Shut Up (Watchdog.org, 6/15/15) Defining “Fair” Funding (Non-Profit Quarterly, 6/15/15) Stop the Summer Slide (Op-Ed) (U.S. News & World Report, 6/16/15) More Middle-Class Families Choose Charters (Education Next, 6/17/15) A big step on NCLB (Op-Ed) (The Hill, […] More »

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Campaign for Fair Education Funding: Weekly Update

Jun22

Weekly Update: June 19th Campaign Commends Basic Education Funding Commission On Thursday the Basic Education Funding Commission (BEFC) reached consensus on an education funding formula which includes many of the critical elements necessary to ensure that all students across the state have a chance to succeed no matter where they live. The Campaign will be examining […] More »

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Capitolwire: Banner day at the capitol for public education.

Jun19

By Christen Smith Staff Reporter – Capitolwire HARRISBURG (June 18) — A rare mood struck the General Assembly Thursday when the Basic Education Funding Commission announced its recommendation for a new funding formula. For just one day, the usual partisan bickering over public education took a backseat as lawmakers crossed the aisle to pat each other […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Jun15

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY JUNE 14, 2015   NEWS ROUNDUP   NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Education week-in-review (Watchdog.org – WI, 6/5/15) TechTown Chattanooga Foundation Achieves Nonprofit Status (The Chattanoogan – TN, 6/5/15) Former top MPS administrator to enter ‘Charter School Hall of Fame’ (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel – WI, 6/8/15) Mary Landrieu named to charter school hall […] More »

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Campaign for Fair Education Funding Weekly Update

Jun15

WEEKLY UPDATE: JUNE 12, 2015 Fair Funding in the News Check the campaign website for the latest news across the state about fair funding. Upcoming Events #FairFundingPA Twitter Chat:  1 p.m., Monday June 15 Tweet using #FairFundingPA on Monday, June 15 from 1-2 PM EST. Not on Twitter? Find out how to set up an account by watching […] More »

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2015 CSP Grants Competition for Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools

Jun12

The U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program (CSP) has just announced the 2015 CSP Grants Competition for Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools. This program is designed to assist non-profit charter management organizations, and other entities that are not for-profit entities, in replicating or expanding high-quality charter schools with demonstrated records of success. […] More »

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School funding panel wants more time to issue report

Jun10

The commission charged with coming up with recommendations for reforming Pennsylvania’s education funding formula is asking for more time to finish its work By The Associated Press on June 09, 2015 at 3:31 PM, updated June 09, 2015 at 3:32 PM HARRISBURG (AP) — A 15-member commission created to produce an objective formula to distribute state aid to […] More »

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PSBA Right-to-Know Request Letter

Jun09

June 9, 2015 Nathan Mains Executive Director Pennsylvania School Boards Association 400 Bent Creek Blvd. Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 Dear Nathan:   The purpose of this correspondence is to address concerns regarding the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) Right-to-Know (RTK) request for records dated May 15, 2015 which was allegedly directed to Pennsylvania charter and cyber […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Jun08

NEWS ROUNDUP   NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Budget expands independent charter schools to more than 140 districts (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel – WI, 6/1/15) Provision would allow Gateway to open charter high schools (Kenosha News – WI, 6/1/15) Charter school advocates post big wins in Wisconsin Legislature (Watchdog.org – WI, 6/2/15) Independent charter schools could be […] More »

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Campaign for Fair Education Funding Weekly Update

Jun06

WEEKLY UPDATE: JUNE 5, 2015 Fair Funding in the News Check the campaign website for the latest news across the state about fair funding. Get Involved Budget negotiations are underway in Harrisburg, so it is crucial for campaign supporters to reach out to lawmakers and get involved, so that students in every school have a […] More »

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The Education Policy and Leadership Center: PA Education Policy Fellowship Program

Jun05

Apply Now for EPLC’s 2015-2016 PA Education Policy Fellowship Program! Applications are available now for the 2015-2016 Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP).  The Education Policy Fellowship Program is sponsored in Pennsylvania by The Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC). Click here for the program calendar of sessions With 450 graduates in its first sixteen years, this Program […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools: Master Classes

Jun05

We have two upcoming master classes: Charter Schools & Weighted Lotteries and Parent & School Engagement Strategies. Webinar: Charter Schools & Weighted Lotteries Wednesday, June 10 at 2 PM Eastern In Person: Parent & School Engagement Strategies Wednesday, June 24 at 9 AM Eastern Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA Webinar: Charter Schools […] More »

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MACS Class of 2015 Earns Over $7 Million in College Scholarship Offer

Jun05

  Philadelphia, PA—June 4, 2015—Multi-Cultural Academy Charter School (MACS) is proud to announce that this year’s Senior Class of just 56 students has collectively earned more than $7,061,000 in college scholarship offers this year!  In our school’s 16 year history, this is our largest college scholarship haul ever. This is the fifth year in a […] More »

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Pan American Academy Charter School Festival de Suenos

Jun03

  Join Us! FESTIVAL DE SUEÑOS 2015 Pan American Academy Charter School invites you to its annual fundraiser, Festival de Sueños! Honoring Temple University College of Education Dean Dr. Gregory Anderson and featuring student performances, this will be a fun night!   Your support will benefit our GATE program, which helps students grow their wings as […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Jun01

NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Charter Schools Deserve More Support (Op-Ed) (The Hartford Courant – CT, 5/22/15) Study: More freedom leads to better results for charter school students (Watchdog.org – WI, 5/26/15) Raising Expectations (Op-Ed) (U.S. News & World Report, 5/26/15) Charter Schools: Following the Money (Education Writers Association, 5/27/15) Atlanta test-cheating scandal […] More »

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