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PCPCS Senate Testimony

Oct30

Tomorrow morning Senator Boscola will be holding a hearing in Harrisburg on the impact of the budget impasse in public schools. PCPCS was invited to testify and attached is the testimony that will be presented by Anthony Pirrello. Please do three things with this at Noon tomorrow. Place on the website, add to the newsletter, […] More »

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Statement on October 27, 2015 CREDO/Mathematica/CRPE Report

Oct28

The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools has supported the closing of cyber schools that have not met performance standards and the denial of new applications that fall short of solid academic, governance, and performance criteria, but any educational research is only the beginning of understanding an issue and its potential resolution. The CREDO/Mathematica/Center for […] More »

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National Alliance – Weekly News Roundup

Oct25

  NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Morning Education (Politico, 10/16/15) Bentonville leads area school districts in growth (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette – AR, 10/19/15) Charter schools – the way of the future in SoCal? (One News Now, 10/20/15) D.C. KIPP Principal awarded $25,000 for high school success (Watchdog.org, 10/20/15) Major Political and Legal Push Underway to Lift […] More »

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PCPCS statement on the Redirection of Property Tax Reduction Revenue to Charters

Oct19

Last week, controversy arose regarding the decision by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to redirect money from Gaming Fund property tax reduction allocations from districts to charter schools. Here is background on the issue and the perspective of PCPCS on the PDE action. Even before the current impasse with the state budget, many school […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Newsletter

Oct19

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY OCTOBER 18, 2015   NEWS ROUNDUP   NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Charter School Battle Heats Up (The Wall Street Journal, 10/11/15) Ohio highlights states’ efforts to tackle charter accountability (Education Dive, 10/12/15) Democrats’ debate night (Politico’s Morning Education, 10/13/15) Charter-School Movement Grows—for Real-Estate Investors (The Wall Street Journal, 10/13/15) Looking back […] More »

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Budget reality and new revenue possible in coming weeks?

Oct16

Author: Jason Gottesman/Wednesday, October 14, 2015/Categories: News and Views As budget negotiations continued on the staff level Wednesday, GOP leaders pointed out that they are expecting their Democratic counterparts to come around to the new reality of what it will take to get a budget done – particularly as it relates to the unviable prospects of increasing […] More »

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Campaign for Fair Education Funding Weekly Update

Oct12

WEEKLY UPDATE: OCTOBER 9, 2015 One Hundred Eight (108)    The state budget impasse has reached the 3-month mark, and the long delay in reaching a budget agreement could potentially harm public school students. But only 108 supporters have sent an advocacy message urging their Legislators to fairly and fully support Pennsylvania’s school students. If […] More »

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Capitolwire: Budget impasse inciting ‘manifestation of animosity’ between public and charter schools.

Oct12

  By Christen Smith Staff Reporter Capitolwire HARRISBURG (Oct.9) — The 101-day budget impasse is not the first time state public policy, or lack thereof, has strained the relationship between public schools and the charter schools they fund. There was the 2011 elimination of the state’s charter school reimbursement payment and the loss of $860 million […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Oct12

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY OCTOBER 11, 2015   NEWS ROUNDUP   NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Arne Duncan to Step Down as Ed. Sec., John King to Head Up Department (Education Week, 10/2/15) Charter and School Choice Leaders React to Arne Duncan Resignation (Education Week, 10/2/15) 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, charters playing key role in […] More »

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Capitolwire: Is Wolf’s ‘honeymoon’ with PA voters over?

Oct09

  By Kevin Zwick Staff Reporter Capitolwire HARRISBURG (Oct. 8) – Gov. Tom Wolf’s approval rating has taken a hit in the run-up to the state budget impasse reaching its 100th day. According to the latest Quinnipiac University poll, 44 percent of Pennsylvania voters disapprove of the way he’s handling his job as governor, while 41 […] More »

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Capitolwire: Wolf unfazed by House GOP’s ‘reality check’ vote on revenue proposal.

Oct08

By Chris Comisac  Bureau Chief Capitolwire HARRISBURG (Oct. 7) – Gov. Tom Wolf’s scaled down tax proposal was defeated in the state House of Representatives on Wednesday. But you wouldn’t have known from his reaction he failed to get more than 73 votes for the package. One hundred and two votes are required for passage. Calling Wednesday’s vote “a really […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Oct05

NEWS ROUNDUP   NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS New public charter schools in S.J. show promise (Op-Ed) (Press Of Atlantic City – NJ, 9/25/15) Watchdog Podcast (Watchdog.org, 9/29/15) AFT’S $2.6 million bayou state play (Dropout Nation, 10/1/15)   NATIONAL NEWS U.S. Department of Education Contributes to an Improving Charter Schools Sector (U.S. Department Of Education, […] More »

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Campaign for Fair Education Funding Weekly Update

Oct05

WEEKLY UPDATE: OCTOBER 2, 2015 State Budget Impasse Reaches 3-Month Mark   The state budget impasse has reached the 3-month mark, and the long delay in reaching a budget agreement could potentially harm public school students. We need to put pressure on lawmakers to act quickly to adopt a fair public school funding formula and begin […] More »

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