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PCPCS Announces Ana Meyers as New Executive Director

Feb28

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Ana Meyers to be new PCPCS Executive Director _____ The Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) selected Ana Meyers as its next Executive Director, replacing Bob Fayfich who will be retiring at the end of March. In her new position, Ana will be responsible for […] More »

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Brewster legislation designed to kill school choice for parents

Feb28

For the original legislation proposal, please click here: http://www.senatorbrewster.com/brewster-charter-school-reform-will-create-partnerships-reward-students-and-protect-taxpayers February 28, 2017 Brewster legislation designed to kill school choice for parents  The stated goal of the pending legislation recently announced by Senator Brewster is “… to realign and redefine how local school districts, charter schools, students and taxpayers interact.” But the Senator apparently intends to achieve that goal […] More »

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NAPCS Charter News Weekly – February 26, 2017

Feb26

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY February 26, 2017  NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Lawmakers hear proposed changes to Alabama public charter school law (The Birmingham News – AL, 2/22/17) D.C. Charter Teachers Seek to Unionize (The American Prospect, 2/22/17) Protecting choice and flexibility through ESSA regulations (Op-Ed) (Thomas Fordham Institute, 2/23/17) Study: Virtual schools tend […] More »

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PCPCS Talks Charter Schools on Pennsylvania Newsmakers!

Feb24

Pennsylvania Newsmakers is the state’s premier politics and public policy interview and commentary television show. PCPCS Executive Director, Bob Fayfich appears on this weeks episode which will air on the following networks around the state: WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster): Sundays at 11:30 AM WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia): Mondays at 8:30 PM WKBS 47 […] More »

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PCPCS Response to “Public schools step up fight to win back charter students”

Feb13

Submitted to Philly.com on February 13, 2017 I read with great interest the February 12 philly.com article “Public schools step up fight to win back charter students”. The district actions described are not only an improvement in education for children in Pennsylvania but also a feather in the cap for charter schools. Finally, some districts […] More »

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PCPCS Responds to PSBA president calling cyber school leaders “monkeys”

Feb13

February 13, 2017 President of PSBA compares cyber school students and leaders to “monkeys” In a tweet this morning https://twitter.com/MarkBMiller1/status/831118872023597058 Mark Miller, President of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association posted a picture of a monkey in front of a computer implying that cyber school students are trained monkeys. When challenged, he denied the implication but […] More »

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NAPCS Charter News Weekly – February 12, 2017

Feb13

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY January 29, 2017 NEWS ROUNDUP 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 […] More »

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PCPCS Statement on FixSpecialEdFunding press conference

Feb06

As is often the case at press conferences, the allegations made at the #FixSpecialEdFunding event oversimplify a complicated situation and may mask the real intention of the sponsors. Two primary contentions and one recommendation are made. The first contention is that current law provides “…financial incentive for charter schools to accept only students with disabilities who require […] More »

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NAPCS Charter News Weekly – February 5, 2017

Feb06

CHARTER NEWS WEEKLY February 5, 2017 NEWS ROUNDUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE IN THE NEWS Charter School Legislation: What to watch for in 2017 (Education Commission Of The States, 1/27/17) Florida NAACP ponders role of charter schools (Fox 51 — FL, 1/27/17) ‘Decision to choose’ appreciated at local charter school (The Philadelphia Tribune — PA, 1/27/17) Education […] More »

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Open Letter of Support for Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education

Feb01

Open Letter of Support for Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education  Tallahassee, Fla. – More than 70 leaders and organizations, including the Foundation for Excellence in Education, have joined the following open letter to show their support for Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education. Betsy DeVos is an undisputed champion of families and students. For nearly 30 years […] More »

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