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NAPCS Weekly Update

Jun27

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY June 26, 2016 NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Online Charter Schools Need To Better Serve Students, Charter Groups Say (The Huffington Post, 6/17/16) Charter Groups Call for Reforms of Underperforming Virtual Schools (The Seventy Four, 6/17/16) Charter school organizations take stand against virtual schools (Education Dive, 6/17/16) Charter advocacy groups’ report urges overhaul […] More »

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Cyber schools call for action on improving virtual education

Jun24

Cyber schools call for action on improving virtual education In a letter yesterday to Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera, the CEOs of nine cyber charter schools, serving more than 35,000 of the approximately 36,000 students in cyber schools in the state, took the unprecedented move to invite the Secretary to participate in a dialogue […] More »

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CFEF Weekly Update

Jun24

WEEKLY UPDATE: JUNE 24, 2016 Call to Action Day: Monday, June 27th Join others across Pennsylvania and take 5 minutes on Monday, June 27th to call state lawmakers urging them to increase basic education funding in the state budget. We know that just 10 calls in one day to one lawmaker can make a difference, […] More »

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NAPCS Weekly Update

Jun20

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY June 19, 2016 NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS The Evolution of the ‘Chartered School’ (Education Week, 6/13/16) Charter advocates acknowledge ‘disturbingly low performance’ of virtual schools (The Washington Post, 6/16/16) National charter groups call for states to crack down on cybercharters (The Inquirer – PA, 6/16/16) Revamping Virtual Charter Schools (Politico, […] More »

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CFEF: WEEKLY UPDATE: JUNE 17, 2016

Jun17

  WEEKLY UPDATE: JUNE 17, 2016 Send a Message to Lawmakers Add your voice to the growing number of Pennsylvanians who want lawmakers to fully fund our schools, by sending this message to your state Senator and state Representative. Follow the Campaign The Campaign’s infographics and one pagers are great resources for understanding why we […] More »

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New report misses part of the analysis but serves as a good basis for discussion

Jun17

 June 16, 2016 The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools has supported the closing of virtual 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. […] More »

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MAYOR JIM KENNEY TO SPEAK AT MAST HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

Jun16

MEDIA ADVISORY Math, Science & Technology Community Charter School 1800 E. Byberry Road  Philadelphia, PA 19116              Telephone: (267) 348-1100 Fax: (267) 348-1217 http://mastccs.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2016   Contact: John F. Swoyer III Chief Executive Officer MaST Community Charter School 267-348-1215 MAYOR JIM KENNEY TO SPEAK AT MAST HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION   […] More »

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CFEF Weekly Update

Jun13

WEEKLY UPDATE: JUNE 10, 2016 Send a Message to Lawmakers Add your voice to the growing number of Pennsylvanians who want lawmakers to fix the state’s broken school funding system, by sending this message to your state Senator and state Representative. PA’s new fair funding formula for basic education is an important first step toward […] More »

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Capitolwire: Wolf signs school funding formula bill, but new education battles likely on the horizon.

Jun06

Capitolwire: Wolf signs school funding formula bill, but new education battles likely on the horizon. By Christen Smith Staff Reporter Capitolwire HARRISBURG (June 6) — Gov. Tom Wolf signed the school funding formula into law Friday in the very same room where he and legislators first announced its completion one year earlier. It was a bipartisan display […] More »

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CFEF Weekly Update

Jun06

WEEKLY UPDATE: JUNE 3, 2016 A Great Day for Pennsylvania’s Public School Students! Today Governor Wolf signed into law the fair funding formula for basic education sent to him by the General Assembly, a demonstration of  bipartisanship and acknowledgment of the need to more equitably distribute school funding. The formula is an important first step […] More »

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Governor: Gov. Wolf signs fair funding formula, renews call to restore funding.

Jun03

Text of June 2 press release. Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 1552 into law, which establishes a fair funding formula and provides emergency funds for two of the commonwealth’s financially distressed school districts. Governor Wolf also called for new funding to help restore equity to Pennsylvania public school districts. “Prior to today, Pennsylvania […] More »

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