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Fayfich to retire from PCPCS

Oct31

Robert Fayfich, Executive Director of PCPCS, has announced his retirement effective in February of 2017. The Board of Trustees has opened the process to applicants interested in being considered for the position. “I turn 70 in February and that seemed like a good time turn the position over to someone else.” Said Fayfich “This is […] More »

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CFEF Weekly Update

Oct31

Fair Funding for PA Update Campaign Refresher The mission of the Campaign for Fair Education Funding is to ensure that Pennsylvania adopts and maintains a fair and adequate public school funding system. Every school must have the resources necessary to enable every child to meet state academic standards, be prepared for college or a career, […] More »

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NAPCS Weekly Update

Oct31

Not rendering correctly? View this email as a web page here. CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY October 30, 2016 NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS NAACP tightens stance on charters (The Philadelphia Tribune — PA, 10/22/16) Regional officials on state school board to study charter schools next month (Bowling Green Daily News – KY, 10/22/16) Education […] More »

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PCPCS schedules third in a series of “Making a Difference” workshops

Oct28

PCPCS schedules third in a series of “Making a Difference” workshops The third of seven regional workshops for charter school leaders throughout the state is scheduled for November 16 at the Manchester Academic Charter School in Pittsburgh. For more information on the agenda and registration click here. The first of these workshops was held on […] More »

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NAPCS Weekly Update

Oct24

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY October 23, 2016 NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS On eve of vote, foes of NAACP charter school moratorium turn up the volume (Watchdog.org, 10/14/16) Charter school backers will weigh in before NAACP board vote (redefinED – FL, 10/14/16) Morning Education (Politico, 10/14/16) NAACP Set To Denounce Charter Schools, Although Blacks […] More »

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PCPCS to Sponsor Series of Workshops throughout the State

Oct17

        PCPCS to Sponsor Series of Workshops throughout the State Earlier this year, PCPCS conducted a survey of member school CEOs asking what topics they would like to see as content for future meetings of charter schools. Last week 70 charter leaders attended the first in a series of meetings to be […] More »

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Senate Democratic Policy Committee tackles role of charter schools in public education

Oct17

The Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing in Pittsburgh Thursday to discuss the role of charter schools in public education across the state. “I hope today’s hearing gives us a better sense of how the charter school system works; how it compliments, or detracts from traditional pubic schools; and ways we can make these […] More »

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NAPCS Weekly Update

Oct17

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY October 16, 2016 NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Chicago Charter School Families Protest Cap As Strike Deadline Looms (The Seventy Four, 10/7/16) Report: Charter schools provide stronger support for Hispanic students (LA School Report – CA, 10/10/16) Innovation, transparency crucial to evolving charter school application process (Watchdog.org, 10/10/16) What to […] More »

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Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools to Host Series of Workshops throughout State

Oct14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lauren Hawk | 610.323.3500 Lauren.Hawk@SylviaMarketing.com   Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools to Host Series of Workshops throughout State KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (October 13, 2016) – The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools will host a series of eight workshops throughout Pennsylvania in the next six months for charter school […] More »

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NAPCS Weekly Update

Oct10

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY October 9, 2016 NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Questions Of Race And Charter Schools Divide Education Reformers (NPR, 9/30/16) African-American Leaders Urge NAACP to Reconsider Anti-Charter School Platform (Bold, 10/2/16) Reports of Note (Tampa Bay Times – FL, 10/1/16) NAACP, BAEO at odds of charter schools (Louisiana Weekly – LA, […] More »

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Response to Dr. Robert Schultz article in Reading Eagle

Oct10

Response to Dr. Robert Schultz article in Reading Eagle The article by Dr. Robert Schultz in the October 5 issue of the Reading Eagle is one of the more informed articles on cyber schools that has been published, but some generalizations and misunderstandings still remain. Cyber charter schools are “tuition free” in the same sense […] More »

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NAPCS Weekly Update

Oct03

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY October 2, 2016 NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Facts and Perspective Behind the NAACP’s Call for a Charter Moratorium (Michigan Association Of Public School Academies – MI, 9/22/16) Black Education Leaders Fight NAACP On Charter Schools (Video) (News Now Forever, 9/22/16) Over 160 Black education leaders call for NAACP to […] More »

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