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Charter School Leaders Seminar

Nov28

Charter School Leaders Seminar Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Pennsylvania Rural Electric Cooperative Conference Center 212 Locust Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 8:15 am – Registration /Continental Breakfast 9:00 am – Welcome Dr. Toni Rath, President, Board of Trustees, PCPCS; CEO Collegium Charter School 9:15 am – Over-the-Horizon View of the 2017 Harrisburg Legislative Session Senator Ryan […] More »

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Grand Opening of New “Makerspace” at MaST II Charter School

Nov21

November 16, 2016                                                                                                                                                  MEDIA CONTACT John F. Swoyer III Chief Executive Officer MaST Community Charter School 267-348-1215   Grand Opening of New “Makerspace” at MaST II Charter School New charter school in NE Philadelphia features unique collaborative spaces, creation lab and more    (PHILADELPHIA) – On Thursday, November 17th at 9 a.m., MaST II […] More »

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NAPCS Weekly Update

Nov21

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY November 20, 2016 NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS An Overlooked Election Surprise: Three New House Democrats Who Back School Choice (The Seventy Four, 11/11/16) School Choice Looks Sunnier Under Trump Presidency and GOP Congress (Opportunity Lives, 11/14/16) Supporters praise Epic, an online charter school, but Anaheim officials want it shut […] More »

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Charter Schools Leaders Seminar

Nov21

          Charter Schools Leaders Seminar December 6, 2016 Pennsylvania Rural Electric Cooperative Conference Center 212 Locust Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101   Registration 8:30 am, adjourn 5:00 pm. There is a parking garage adjacent to the Conference Center. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.   The agenda for this one-day session […] More »

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Charter News Weekly

Nov14

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY November 13, 2016 NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Charter school report shows national enrollment growth (Watchdog.org, 11/4/16) Education Week report digs deep into cyber charter troubles (Education Dive, 11/4/16) Democrats feud over charter schools in Massachusetts (Politico, 11/7/16) Latino Students, Charter Schools and the Massachusetts Ballot Question (Education Writers Association, […] More »

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Making a Difference in Charter Schools Conference Agenda

Nov14

Making a Difference in Charter Schools Conference November 16, 2016 Manchester Academic Charter School     8:15         Registration Opens: Sponsored by Latsha Davis & McKenna P.C.                                              9:00                       Welcome and Harrisburg Legislative Update – Bob Fayfich, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools […] More »

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Esperanza Statement

Nov11

Statement by Reverend Luis Cortes, founder, President & CEO, Esperanza   One of the most important founding principles of our nation is the idea of the equality, dignity, and inalienable rights of every human being. This principle is so important, in fact, that we refer to it as a self-evident, God-given truth. In practice, we […] More »

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NAPCS Weekly Update

Nov07

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY November 6, 2016 NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS NAACP opposition to charter schools harms black students (Communities Digital News, 10/28/16) Push to expand California charter school enrollments provokes backlash (EdSource, 10/30/16) Rod Paige returns to Jackson State (The Associated Press – MS, 11/1/16) Dr. Rod Paige returns as JSU interim […] More »

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Benninghoff Bill to Combat Truancy and School Dropouts Becomes Law

Nov04

  Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) announced today that his bill to combat truancy and school dropouts has been signed into law by the governor. House Bill 1907, now Act 138, substantially amends the states truancy laws and policies, which had not been fundamentally changed since the early 1990s. “I think we can all agree that just […] More »

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