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NAPCS Weekly Update

Jul25

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY July 24, 2016 NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Charter school group speaks out against Democratic platform (Watchdog.org, 7/15/16) State lawmakers suspend charter school law reform (The Philadelphia Tribune – PA, 7/16/16) NH pays its main e-school for what kids learn, not just enrolling or logging in (The Plain Dealer – OH, 7/17/16) Republicans […] More »

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PA Virtual Charter School Announces new CEO

Jul22

PA Virtual Charter School Announces new CEO   Dr. John Chandler, a veteran of cyber charter education has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of PA Virtual Charter School   King of Prussia, Pa. (July 18, 2016) — PA Virtual Charter School has announced that effective July 1, the school is now under the management and […] More »

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NAPCS Weekly Update

Jul18

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY July 17, 2016 NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Split of Detroit District Is Latest Bid to Shore Up Troubled System (Education Week, 7/8/16) ECOT online charter school loses bid to block attendance and funding audit (The Plain Dealer – OH, 7/11/16) Morning Education (Politico, 7/11/16) Heritage Foundation Releases 2016 Index of Culture […] More »

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NAPCS July Update

Jul15

THIS MONTH AT THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE JULY 2016   A NOTE FROM NINA We had a great time at the 2016 National Charter Schools Conference in Nashville. More than 4,000 charter school supporters from across America gathered to celebrate the movement’s 25th anniversary. We highlighted our progress and discussed where we need to go from here […] More »

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PlanCon advisory committee looks at flexible approach to school construction projects

Jul15

The Public School Building Construction & Reconstruction Advisory Committee met early Tuesday to hear an overview of the PlanCon process and discuss possible changes to the system. The advisory committee was formed under Act 25 of 2016, which was the Fiscal Code bill accompanying the FY 2015-2016 budget bill that became law without the governor’s […] More »

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PCPCS public statement on HB 530

Jul15

For almost six years the charter school community has been working in good faith to create legislation that would address the ethical and accountability issues concerns of opponents, resolve the debate over the costs of charter schools, update the nearly 20 year old charter law to include operational efficiencies of charter schools, and attempt to […] More »

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House Bill 530 Response

Jul11

The July 6, 2016 editorial “Proposed charter reform – cloudy with a chance of crisis” addresses a serious concern and is fairly well balanced but is based on misunderstandings of the proposed state legislation upon which it is offering an opinion. At issue is House Bill 530 which is currently under consideration and the latest […] More »

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NAPCS Weekly Update

Jul11

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY July 10, 2016 NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS The charter school movement turns 25 (Op-Ed) (The Detroit News – MI, 7/5/16) Clinton to NEA: ‘I’m with you’ (Watchdog.org, 7/6/16)   NATIONAL NEWS Teachers union cheers Clinton for stance on standardized testing and pay, but boos her embrace of charters (The […] More »

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HB530 Letter

Jul01

  There are many elements in HB 530 that the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools has supported for years and, overall, this is good and long-needed legislation. We commend Representative Reese, Chairman Saylor and their Leaders for their commitment to reforming charter law that has seen no major changes in almost 20 years and […] More »

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NAPCS Washington Update

Jul01

WASHINGTON UPDATE June 2016l Charter Schools Program on Track to Receive a Funding Increase The Senate Appropriations Committee passed bipartisan legislation that provides a $10 million (3%) increase for the Charter Schools Program (CSP). The Senate bill would increase funding for the CSP to $343 million in FY2017. The National Alliance issued this statement in […] More »

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