PCPCS News

Monthly Archive: January, 2019

PCPCS NEWSLETTER: News from the Week of January 25-31

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NEWS: New Apply Philly Charter Website is a Huge Success

Nearly 30,000 students applied to Philadelphia Charter Schools thru the new website Apply Philly Charter. The original MaST school received the most applications. It drew 12,800, while its newest school, a K-5 opening this fall, got more than 6,800 applications for 900 spots.

NEWS: Bridging the Distance Receives Merit Rank in the 2018 NCTE Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) Program

Congratulations to PA Distance Learning Charter School! Their school’s literary magazine, Bridging the Distance, was selected to receive a rank of Merit in the 2018 NCTE Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) Program. The National Council of Teachers of English congratulated PA Distance Learning Charter School for inspiring a love of writing and building a community around the written word that students will remember for the rest of their lives!

NEWS: University of Arkansas Analyzes School Funding

The University of Arkansas recently analyzed public school revenue in 14 cities with high concentrations of charter schools for the 2015-2016 school year. The research found that charter schools nationwide receive nearly $6,000 less per student than traditional public schools. Public charter school students in these cities received 27 percent less in revenues than their traditional public school peers.

OPINION: Separating Fact from Fiction on PA Cyber Charter Schools

Don’t miss this guest opinion by PCPCS Advisory Council member, Dr. Michael Conti, CEO of Agora Cyber Charter School as he separates the facts from the fiction regarding PA cyber charter schools.

PCPCS NEWSLETTER: News From the Week of January 18-25

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