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NAPCS Weekly Update

Apr25

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY APRIL 24, 2016 NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Charter school expansion latest win for school choice in Mississippi (Watchdog.org, 4/15/16) New overtime rules will hurt kids (Op-Ed) (USA Today, 4/18/16) How to build a school district (U.S. News & World Report, 4/19/16) NATIONAL NEWS Charter schools gain reprieve in Louisiana (Watchdog.org, 4/15/16) The schools […] More »

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Governor Wolf Statement on Fiscal Code

Apr25

Governor Wolf Statement on Fiscal Code April 22, 2016 Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf released the following statement regarding the fiscal code: “Over the past several days, I have worked with Republicans and Democrats in the legislature to finalize the 2015-2016 budget. I will let the fiscal code become law without my signature, and I […] More »

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CFEF Weekly Update

Apr25

WEEKLY UPDATE: APRIL 22, 2016 Rally for Fair Education Funding On Monday, May 2 the Campaign for Fair Education Funding along with parents, students, teachers, and school and community leaders from across the state will rally for fair education funding at the state Capitol in Harrisburg. WHO:  The Campaign for Fair Education Funding WHAT:  Rally for Fair […] More »

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Capitolwire: While school districts breathe, charters say they continue to endure Wolf’s attacks.

Apr21

Capitolwire: While school districts breathe, charters say they continue to endure Wolf’s attacks. By Christen Smith Staff Reporter Capitolwire HARRISBURG (April 20) — A veto-proof Fiscal Code sitting on Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk could pass into existence this weekend without nary a word from the man himself — an unceremonious end to the gridlock that has […] More »

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April 2016 NAPCS Update

Apr18

THIS MONTH AT THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE APRIL 2016 A NOTE FROM NINA We’re gearing up for National Charter Schools Week (NCSW), May 1st through 7th! This year is particularly meaningful as we mark the 25th anniversary of the charter public school movement. As always, we have a variety of activities planned for NCSW, including a Twitter […] More »

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PCPCS concerns about inconsistencies and omissions in Auditor General’s report

Apr18

This morning, the Auditor General’s Office released the first of a two part audit of the School District of Philadelphia oversight of charter schools. “Many of the recommendations make sense.” said Robert Fayfich, executive director of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) “But there is a fundamental inconsistency in some of the logic […] More »

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NAPCS weekly update

Apr18

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY APRIL17, 2016 NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Recognizing black- and Latino-led charter schools (Watchdog.org, 4/11/16) How charter schools empower role models for minority students (Washington Examiner, 4/14/16) NATIONAL NEWS The Accidental Activist: One Mom’s Unlikely Crusade to Bring Better Schools to Northern California (The Seventy Four, 4/10/16) Research: Better Adult Outcomes for Charter […] More »

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Campaign for Fair Education Funding Weekly Update

Apr18

WEEKLY UPDATE: APRIL 15, 2016 Ask your Lawmakers to Invest in Public School Students Please send this important message to your lawmakers in support of fair funding for all students. It takes two minutes. Students from across Pennsylvania continue to miss out on the opportunity to receive an education that prepares them to successfully compete […] More »

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Capitolwire: Veto-proof Senate majority approves FY2015-16 Fiscal Code bill amendment containing new funding formula, PlanCon borrowing.

Apr15

Capitolwire: Veto-proof Senate majority approves FY2015-16 Fiscal Code bill amendment containing new funding formula, PlanCon borrowing. By Chris Comisac Bureau Chief Capitolwire HARRISBURG (April 12) – The 2015-16 budget impasse took another twist Tuesday in the state Senate with a veto-proof majority of lawmakers sending a message to Gov. Tom Wolf that his planned distribution of […] More »

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Campaign for Fair Education Funding Weekly Update

Apr11

WEEKLY UPDATE: APRIL 8, 2016 Save the Date:  Rally for Fair Education Funding On Monday, May 2 the Campaign for Fair Education Funding along with parents, students, teachers, and school and community leaders from across the state will rally for fair education funding at the state Capitol in Harrisburg. WHO:  The Campaign for Fair Education […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Apr11

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY APRIL10, 2016 NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Chicago teachers’ April 1 protest shows public-school crisis is no joke (MarketWatch, 4/1/16) States most friendly to charter schools (American School & University, 4/4/16) Saved: How WA Parents, Students, Advocates and Educators Rescued Their Charter Schools (The Seventy Four, 4/4/16) Will Restricting School Choice Help Louisiana? (The […] More »

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Capitolwire: Under Wolf distribution, 428 school districts do worse compared to new basic education funding formula.

Apr11

Capitolwire: Under Wolf distribution, 428 school districts do worse compared to new basic education funding formula. By Chris Comisac  Bureau Chief Capitolwire HARRISBURG (April 6) – Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday unveiled how he decided to spend the additional $200 million made available to Pennsylvania’s school by the FY2015-16 state budget. In his announcement, Wolf suggested […] More »

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Capitolwire: Bill to change teacher furlough process amended by Senate.

Apr06

  By Chris Comisac  Bureau Chief Capitolwire HARRISBURG (April 5) – For those hoping to change the current process of seniority-based teacher layoffs, they may have to wait another two years before doing so. On Tuesday, the state Senate amended House Bill 805 with language to delay the bill’s provisions for two years. Said amendment sponsor Sen. Mario […] More »

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Capitolwire: Wolf says he already distributed most of the new education dollars in January, GOP leaders push new funding formula.

Apr06

  By Chris Comisac  Bureau Chief Capitolwire HARRISBURG (April 5) – Legislative Republicans on Tuesday moved ahead with trying to fix one problem they say Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of the 2015-16 state budget’s Fiscal Code created, although Wolf doesn’t think it’s a matter in need of repair. Concerns have been expressed about how the additional $150 million […] More »

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Weekly Update

Apr04

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY APRIL 3, 2016 NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS The war on school choice in California (Watchdog.org, 3/28/16) Hip-hop mogul Diddy moves into education with Harlem charter school (The Guardian, 3/29/16) Charter Schools Are Not Villains (Op-Ed) (Education Week, 3/25/16) Half of This School’s Students Are Homeless or in Foster Care. 82% Go to […] More »

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PCPCS Joins PSBA Legal Action

Apr01

  Yesterday, the Commonwealth Court granted the petition of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) to join in the suit filed by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) against the Governor, State Treasurer, General Assembly, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) on the issue of their constitutional responsibility to fund K-12 public […] More »

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Campaign for Fair Education Funding Weekly Update

Apr01

WEEKLY UPDATE: APRIL 1, 2016 Save the Date:  Rally for Fair Education Funding On Monday, May 2 the Campaign for Fair Education Funding along with parents, students, teachers, and school and community leaders from across the state will rally for fair education funding at the state Capitol in Harrisburg. WHO:  The Campaign for Fair Education […] More »

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