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National Alliance: Washington Update

Jul31

    WASHINGTON UPDATE July 2015   2015 Congressional Calendar ESEA Reauthorization     Congress Passes Bills to Reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) In July, Congress made significant progress towards reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. On Wednesday, July 8th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5, the Student Success […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Jul27

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY JULY 26, 2015   NEWS ROUNDUP   NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Barbic’s planned exit prompts accolades for his school turnaround work in Tennessee (Chalkbeat – TN, 7/17/15) Charter schools and pre-K: A good match for North Carolina? (Charlotte Observer – NC, 7/20/15) Get Pre-K Policy Right (Op-Ed) (U.S. News & World […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Jul20

NEWS ROUNDUP   NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS No Child Left Behind Law Rewrite (C-SPAN, 7/12/15) Morning Education: Senate soldiers on with NCLB (Politico – WI, 7/14/15) Charter Schools Haven’t Broken Into The Preschool Market, Here’s Why (Education Week, 7/15/15) QA’s offers emergency notification program (Bay Times – MD, 7/15/15) ‘You’re Not Going to Give […] More »

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Capitolwire: Underwhelming PSSA scores reignite push to delay the Keystone graduation requirement.

Jul20

HARRISBURG (July 17) — An analysis of preliminary PSSA results from the 2014-15 school year released Tuesday reignited debate surrounding the state’s other standardized test — the Keystones— and whether it should remain a graduation requirement. Newsworks reports students scoring “basic” or “below basic” on the PSSAs increased 9.4 percent in reading and 35.4 percent in math, […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Jul13

NEWS ROUNDUP   NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Indiana Increases Funding for Charter Schools, Creates New Loan Program (Education Week – IN, 7/8/15) Cerf narrowly wins approval to become Newark schools chief (The Star Ledger – NJ, 7/8/15)   NATIONAL NEWS Senate poised to take up education bill (USA Today, 7/6/15) GOP tries to woo […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools ESEA Authorization

Jul13

Dear Charter School Friends and Partners – Congress made significant progress this week on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Here’s a brief synopsis and supporting materials. House On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Student Success Act (H.R. 5) with a vote of 218-213. A number of new amendments […] More »

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National Alliance Statement on House Passage of H.R. 5, the Student Success Act

Jul09

Washington, D.C. – Nina Rees, president and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). “We commend the House for passing the Student Success Act. The bill’s charter schools provisions are […] More »

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Secretary Rivera names new chief recovery officer for Harrisburg School District

Jul07

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera announced the appointment of Dr. Audrey Utley as the new chief recovery officer (CRO) for the Harrisburg School District today. Utley will not only oversee the fiscal recovery of the district, but also assist district leaders in leveraging resources to support student academic achievement. […] More »

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Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools Elects Board Members

Jul06

 KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (July 1, 2015)—The Pennsylvania Coalition for Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) has announced the election of three members to its Board of Trustees as part of its annual reorganization process. The members are John Swoyer, CEO of MaST Community Charter School, Mike Gentile, CEO of Keystone Charter School, and new board member […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Jul06

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY JULY 5, 2015   NEWS ROUNDUP   NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Nina Rees on Reauthorization of ESEA (Comcast, 6/26/15)Oklahoma rural charter bill increases opportunity (Editorial) (The Oklahoman – OK, 6/29/15)Katrina+10: Acknowledging Success and the Work Ahead (Education Post – LA, 6/29/15) Charter schools give Volusia, Flagler parents more choices — both […] More »

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