News & Notes: Grants & Awards 

DEP Awards Spectrum Charter School

Apr23

On Earth Day, Spectrum Charter School was awarded a PA Department of Environmental Protection Education Grant by Governor Corbett.  These funds will be used to teach students about watersheds and related fields in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  We will be purchasing rain barrels, seeds, gardening tools, mini greenhouses, and water conservation books. Also, in […] More »

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Charter Schools Program Accepting Collaboration Award Applications

Aug01

The U.S. Department of Education has just announced the 2012 Charter School Program Exemplary Collaboration Awards competition, a new grant program for which applications are due August 29, 2012. The program (84.282P) is designed to encourage high-quality charter schools to partner with non-chartered public schools and non-chartered LEAs to share and transfer best educational and operational practices, and to disseminate information about such practices. More »

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PCPCS Garners $300,000 Grant from The Heinz Endowments

Jun06

The Heinz Endowments has awarded the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) a $300,000 two-year grant for the purpose of expanding efforts to drive quality and accountability in Pennsylvania charter schools. “Due to its proven commitment and demonstrated influence in increasing quality, accountability and transparency in Pennsylvania charter schools, the Endowments is pleased to […] More »

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PA Coalition of Public Charter Schools Receives $1.14 Million Grant from Walton Family Foundation

May15

Funding will help drive quality and accountability in Pennsylvania charter schools The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) announced today that it has received a $1.14 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation. The three-year grant was made with the goal of expanding efforts to drive quality and accountability in Pennsylvania charter schools, and […] More »

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US DOE Announces New Exemplary Charter School Collaboration Awards

Apr30

The U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program is requesting public comment on proposed plans for its new Exemplary Charter School Collaboration Awards competition. This competition (84.282P) is designed to create incentives for charter schools to collaborate with non-chartered public schools and non-chartered local educational agencies (LEAS) to share and transfer best educational and operational […] More »

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