Monthly Archive: April, 2019

NEWS: Charter schools do well in US News and World Report best public schools rankings

Today US News and World Report released their annual rankings of the best public schools in the country. Although charter high schools are just 10 percent of the country’s 26,000 public high schools, they comprise 23 percent of the top 100 public high schools.


Check out the latest edition of the Innovation Spotlight featuring AgWorks at CCA. Funded through a federal grant, AgWorks at CCA is an interactive, integrated agriculture lab that provides students with hands-on learning experiences in a 6,100-square-foot, state-of-the-art controlled environment agriculture center.

PRESS RELEASE: PCPCS Statement in Response to Pennsylvania School Board Association’s Unfounded Attacks on Charters at Capitol Press Conference

Harrisburg, PA — Today, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) held their annual advocacy day at the Capitol in partnership with the Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units (PAIU) and the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA). During the press conference, these organizations called on lawmakers to enact comprehensive and meaningful reforms to the Charter School Law to level the playing field between charters and traditional public schools,

PROFILES IN LEADERSHIP: Beth Jones, CFO, Insight Cyber Charter School

Beth Jones is an experienced school leader skilled in Human Resources,Communications, Operations Management, School Finances, and Community Relations. Beth is currently the CFO at Insight PA Cyber Charter School.
Throughout her career, Beth has worked tirelessly to support of charter schools and their expansion in Pennsylvania.

PCPCS NEWSLETTER: News from the Week of April 19-25

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

NEWS: All Business podcast by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry focuses on Olney Charter High School

This month’s All Business podcast by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry takes us back to school where they are talking to Dr. Ruth Patterson at Olney Charter High School in Philadelphia about their JAG program—Job’s for America’s Graduates. Listen in and learn how this program is teaching students employability skills and increases their workforce opportunities,