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Campaign for Fair Education Funding Weekly Update

Sep25

School Play is coming to a town near you!  School Play, a documentary-based live theatre performance, is on tour putting school funding on center stage. Experience the true stories behind Pennsylvania’s epic public school funding crisis, and its human impact on students, parents, educators, and communities statewide. Created by three award-winning theatre artists from more […] More »

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Capitolwire: Wolf, legislative leaders still ‘a long way off’ from budget agreement.

Sep25

By Chris Comisac and Kevin Zwick  Capitolwire HARRISBURG (Sept. 24) – After meeting with Gov. Tom Wolf Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, wearing a grin, said Wolf “was a sweetheart today” during the meeting. Wolf, appearing more on the sour side, said: “I repeated my plea that what we really need right now, what the […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Sep21

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY SEPTEMBER 20, 2015   NEWS ROUNDUP   NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Message to ESEA conferees: Do what’s right for our neediest students (Op-Ed) (The Hill, 9/11/15) WA charter schools ruled unconstitutional by state Supremes (Watchdog.org – WA, 9/11/15) Rallying To Save Charters (Politico, 9/11/15) Four lessons on school reform in New […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Sep14

NEWS ROUNDUP   NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Save Washington State Public Charter Schools (Op-Ed) (The Huffington Post, 9/5/15) Charter schools group calls for quick legislative fix (The Seattle Times – WA, 9/5/15) Revamped charter school law, not moratorium, will benefit N.J. students (Op-Ed) (The Star-Ledger – NJ, 9/5/15) Charter schools group calls for special […] More »

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Capitolwire: No Child Left Behind waiver draws rebuke from Republicans.

Sep14

HARRISBURG (Sept. 8) — Those underwhelming PSSA cut scores won’t impact School Performance Profiles (SPPs) this year thanks to a one-year waiver from the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act — better known as No Child Left Behind— granted Tuesday. While districts across the state breathe a sigh of relief, Republicans criticize Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to […] More »

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National Charter News Round Up

Sep08

  CHARTER NEWS DAILY SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 NEWS ROUNDUP   Save Washington State Public Charter Schools (Op-Ed)* The Huffington Post On Friday at 4 p.m., right before the long weekend, we received some shocking news. The Washington State Supreme Court ruled that the charter school law in the state is unconstitutional. In other words, the […] More »

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Statement: Washington State Court rules charter schools unconstitutional

Sep08

Last Friday, the state Supreme Court in Washington state declared charter schools to be unconstitutional under Washington law. It is important to note that both the charter law and the state constitutions are different in Washington and Pennsylvania so a decision in Washington cannot be extrapolated to be valid or viable in Pennsylvania. It is […] More »

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Charter Schools in Chester Upland Get Less, Do More

Sep01

    Statement  by    Dr.    David    Clark,    CEO,    Chester    Community    Charter    School     Chester,  PA    –    September    1,    2015         Charter    Schools    in    Chester    Upland    Get    Less,    Do    More   The    Chester   Community   Charter   School   (CCCS)    shares     in    the     financial    pain     of     the   […] More »

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