Monthly Archive: September, 2017

NEWSLETTER: PCPCS news for the week of September 16 – September 22

Click here to read the latest news from the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools.

SCHOOL VISIT: Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts

Ana also had the pleasure to spend time in the Lehigh Valley this week visiting two outstanding schools.
Her first stop was at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, which opened in 2003. Close to 600 students from across Pennsylvania travel into Bethlehem daily to attend Charter Arts.

SCHOOL VISIT: Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School

Ana’s final stop this week was at Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School, located in Bethlehem. LVA serves over 1,700 students from 16 different school districts in the Lehigh Valley. LVA is the only fully authorized International Baccalaureate World School in Pennsylvania that offers an IB continuum to all students in grades K-12.

Response to Inquirer Editorial

You may have seen the outrageous editorial by the Inquirer in Wednesday’s paper. If not, you can read it here. I wanted to share with you an op-ed written by David Hardy, one of our Board members, in response to this absurd article.

New Study Finds 1 in 4 Teachers Chronically Absent From Classrooms; Problem Is Three Times Worse in Traditional Schools

This week, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute released a study on Teacher Absenteeism in Charter and Traditional Public Schools. In this report, they look at teacher chronic absenteeism rates in charter and traditional public schools—that is, the percentage of teachers who miss at least eleven days of school,

SCHOOL VISIT: Commonwealth Charter Academy

This past week, Ana had the opportunity to visit the construction site of the soon to be official new “home” of the Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA). The project, which took five years of planning, is being financed with no bonds. Most importantly,