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NAPCS – Charter News Weekly, January 29, 2017

Jan30

NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Ky looks north for charter school inspiration (Courier-Journal – KY, 1/21/17) Texas shines spotlight on school choice (The Cross Timbers Gazette – TX, 1/22/17) Room for choice in schools (Editorial) (The Post & Courier – SC, 1/23/17) Charter schools expected to be on fast track in Frankfort (WDRB — KY, […] More »

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National School Choice Week is here!

Jan23

National School Choice Week is here!   With 21,392 events across America, National School Choice Week 2017 (January 22-28) starts today and is the largest celebration of educational opportunity in U.S. history. Watch and share our official kickoff video Tweet about #SchoolChoice, and help spread the word by changing your profile picture! Be sure to like […] More »

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PCPCS joins PDE in Charter Lawsuit

Jan23

PCPCS joins PDE in Charter Lawsuit Last week the Commonwealth Court granted the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS), and several charter schools, the right to participate as amicus curie in separate lawsuits brought by the Abington and Cheltenham School Districts against the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Normally, those granted amicus curie are […] More »

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Arts to the Core Schools, Inc. Announcement

Jan20

Arts to the Core Schools, Inc. a non-profit organization has submitted a charter elementary school proposal to serve initially 300 K-4 children. We will use the A+ arts centric curriculum. This creative approach has proven very successful in over 150 schools throughout the United States raising academic scores and improving social skills in even the […] More »

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PDE OUTLINES RECOMMENDED INDICATORS FOR FUTURE READY PA INDEX

Jan20

PDE OUTLINES RECOMMENDED INDICATORS FOR FUTURE READY PA INDEX   The Department of Education (PDE) held a conference call Wednesday to outline their recommended indicators to be used in the proposed Future Ready PA Index. The recommendations stem from efforts by Gov. Tom Wolf to change School Performance Profiles (SPP) to establish a more holistic measure of […] More »

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How to Start a Charter School Workshop Set for March 21

Jan16

The only workshop in the state designed to assist persons interested in starting a charters school in Pennsylvania is scheduled from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Tuesday, March 21 at the PA Rural Electric Cooperative Conference Center in Harrisburg. This one-day, once-a-year event organized by the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools, will bring […] More »

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NAPCS Weekly Update

Jan16

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY January 15, 2017 NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS As WV public schools struggle, GOP leaders talk up other options (Charleston Gazette-Mail — WV, 1/7/17) Charter schools raise questions for local school officials (The Exponent Telegram — WV, 1/8/17) A Champion for Choice (Op-Ed) (U.S. News & World Report, 1/10/17) Confirmation […] More »

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EdWeek 2016 Top Stories

Jan03

With 2016 coming to a close we have an expanded collection of the most popular Education Week content you and your colleagues enjoyed this year. Take a look! Top 7 Stories and Opinions:     1. The #1 Factor That Determines A Toxic or Thriving School Culture 2. 2016 Education Rankings Put States, Nation to […] More »

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Capitolwire: Legislative Republicans look back on successes of two-year session, look ahead to New Year.

Jan03

Capitolwire: Legislative Republicans look back on successes of two-year session, look ahead to New Year. By Carley Mossbrook Staff Writer Capitolwire HARRISBURG (Dec. 27) – Coming out of a successful election season in Pennsylvania, legislative Republicans are headed into the New Year stronger than ever, and some are ready to shake up state government. But before […] More »

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