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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Aug31

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY AUGUST 30, 2015   NEWS ROUNDUP   NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS New Orleans’ Path to Education Equity (Op-Ed) (Education Week, 8/26/15) Charter Schools: Taking Stock (Op-Ed) (Education Next, 8/26/15) God, family and donors: Inside the book acknowledgments of the 2016 GOP field (The Washington Post, 8/27/15) Charter schools provide options, competition […] More »

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Chester Upland teachers and support staff put students’ needs first; offer to work temporarily without pay

Aug28

  Chester Upland teachers and support staff put students’ needs first; offer to work temporarily without pay CHESTER (Aug. 27, 2015) – After learning that the Chester Upland School District’s financial crisis is so dire that the district will be unable to pay its employees, the school district’s teachers and support staff workers today decided […] More »

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PCPCS Statement: Chester Upland School District

Aug28

We are encouraged by Judge Kenney’s ruling yesterday that the cyber charter school funding recommendations in the amended recovery plan are arbitrary and capricious, and that the recommendation special education funding modification to charter schools, which places the burden of financial recovery solely on the backs of the charter schools, is wholly inadequate to restore […] More »

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Capitolwire: Charters anticipate legal challenge to Chester Upland School District recovery plan.

Aug26

By Christen Smith Staff Reporter Capitolwire HARRISBURG (Aug. 24) — Today a Delaware County Court judge will review the state’s new recovery plan for Chester Upland School District and eventually decide whether it’s “bold” or — as many advocates and lawmakers have argued — a backdoor attempt to circumvent existing law. Last week the Wolf administration released […] More »

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Campaign for Fair Education Funding Weekly Update

Aug24

WEEKLY UPDATE: AUGUST 18, 2015 Access to a Quality Education is a Civil Right The bipartisan membership of the Basic Education Funding Commission along with students, educators, labor, business leaders, faith-based organizations, child advocates, charter schools, traditional public schools and editorial boards want to fix Pennsylvania’s education funding system. If you want lawmakers to put […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Aug24

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY AUGUST 23, 2015   NEWS ROUNDUP   NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Walking (brain) dead criticize charter schools (Op-Ed) (Bowling Green Daily News – KY, 8/14/15) The tragedy of our near-million high-school dropout rate, and how to end it (Op-Ed) (The Hechinger Report, 8/18/15) New Orleans and the Remaking of American Urban […] More »

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Parent Power Makes “A Measurable Difference In The Trajectory” Of Children’s Lives

Aug21

Parent Power Makes “A Measurable Difference In The Trajectory” Of Children’s Lives That’s what Colleen Dippel, Families Empowered Founder & Executive Director, said when CER asked her why parent power is so important. School choice is not a fiction invented by policy wonks and elites, but is demanded by parents nationwide. Click here to hear more from Colleen: CER’s NEW Parent […] More »

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House Education Chairman Blasts Wolf’s Attempt to Unilaterally Dictate Charter Funding

Aug21

  House Education Chairman Blasts Wolf’s Attempt to Unilaterally Dictate Charter Funding   HARRISBURG – House Education Committee Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York) today called on Gov. Tom Wolf to reverse course on his administration’s attempt to unilaterally rewrite and dictate the charter school funding formula in the Chester Upland School District.   On Tuesday, Wolf […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Aug17

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY AUGUST 16, 2015   NEWS ROUNDUP   NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Charter schools could be the answer to universal preschool programs, experts say (Watchdog.org – DC, 8/7/15) State’s charter school enrollment grows as new rules are set (The Associated Press – CT, 8/8/15) 5 Education Questions for the GOP Field (Op-Ed) […] More »

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Campaign for Fair Education Funding Weekly Update

Aug17

WEEKLY UPDATE: AUGUST 11, 2015 School and Community Leaders Speak Out About Fair Funding Pennsylvania is in the midst of a funding crisis that is affecting student outcomes, and is guaranteed to hinder students’ ability to attain a post-secondary education or career if we don’t reverse course. See what school and community members across the […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Aug10

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY AUGUST 9, 2015   NEWS ROUNDUP   NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Made in America: China’s Importing Charter Schools (Take Part, 8/3/15) Then and Now: Innovation at the Core of the Charter Movement (Op-Ed) (The Huffington Post, 8/5/15) 8 groups want to run schools in Nevada turnaround district (The Associated Press – […] More »

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PCPCS Files Amicus Brief before PA Supreme Court

Aug03

August 3, 2015. The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) filed an amicus brief with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in the case of the Lehigh Valley Dual Language Charter School vs. the State Charter School Appeal Board and the Bethlehem Area School District. The case involves the ability of charter schools outside of Philadelphia […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Aug03

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY AUGUST 2, 2015   NEWS ROUNDUP   NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS AEI Study Examines Charter School Diversity Nationwide (Education News, 7/23/15) Report: State Policies Create Barriers to Early Childhood Charter Schools (The Journal, 7/29/15)   NATIONAL NEWS No Child Left Behind’s test and improve model is working (Op-Ed) (The Washington Post, […] More »

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