Monthly Archive: April, 2018

IMPORTANT NEWS!: Update on Meeting with PDE & Guidance to Charter Schools for Tuition Billing

April 26, 2018
The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools, Excellent Schools PA, and the Keystone Alliance for Public Charter Schools met with the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) this week to discuss the March 16, 2018, rescission of the PDE-363 guidelines and the April 19,

CHARTER SCHOOL VISIT! Aspira, Inc of Pennsylvania!

Yesterday was a busy day for PCPCS! Ana and Brandie traveled to Philadelphia to visit ASPIRA, Inc. of Pennsylvania schools! In one day they were able to visit 4 schools, 1 preschool, 2 programs and a daycare center! We were inspired by each and every individual we were able to meet yesterday,

The PA Free Enterprise Week Student Application Deadline has been extended!

This is great news for students who thought they missed the application window. While as of this writing applications are slightly under last year’s number, acceptances are ahead of last year’s record pace. So, if you know of a sophomore or junior who would benefit from the life-changing PFEW program,

PCPCS NEWSLETTER: News from the Week of April 13-19

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

SAVE THE DATE! PCPCS 2018 Annual Conference! A Unified Voice for Charters and Choice!

The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools invites charter leaders, educators, and advocates to a day-long conference focused on empowering and strengthening the charter school movement in Pennsylvania. The conference will include breakout sessions and special guest speakers as well as important resources and information for charter leaders.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION! Explanation of PDE Rate Calculation

In April 2011, several Philadelphia brick and mortar charter schools filed a Petition for Review in Commonwealth Court challenging the calculation of the rates in the manner inconsistent with the Charter School Law due to precipitous reductions in charter school rates for the School District of Philadelphia for two consecutive years.