Category Archive: News

NEW RESOURCE FROM PCPCS: How to Start a Charter School — Your Guide to the Five Phases

For those in the early stages of planning to start a charter school, we have great news!  The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) is here to help you navigate this challenging process.  With the help of Lakeside Leadership Services and several industry experts,

PRESS RELEASE: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Releases Rankings of State Charter School Laws

Harrisburg, PA — Today, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released its annual ranking of state public charter school laws, Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Public Charter School Laws, Tenth Edition. Over the past decade, this report has evaluated how well each state aligns its charter school law to a “gold standard” model law, 

NEW VIDEO FROM PCPCS: Follow the Money!

Are charter schools taking money from traditional public schools? To get to the truth, you need to follow the money! PCPCS created this video that shows how public education money works.

PCPCS YEAR IN REVIEW! A look back at 2018!

Another year is drawing to a close and as we find ourselves planning for the future, we are also taking time to reflect on the events of 2018. PCPCS has continued to grow with a humbling level of opportunity, and we are so proud of all of the progress we have made.

EVENT: PCPCS volunteers at “Shop with the Sheriff”

This past Saturday, PCPCS staff volunteered at the 5th Annual “Shop with the Sheriff” program for Chester County Family Academy. Approximately 100 CCFA students traveled by buses to the Walmart in Kennett Square to shop for holiday gifts for their families accompanied by a uniformed deputy sheriff.

NEWS: PCPCS Board Member Steve Catanzarite on CBS Sunday

PCPCS Board Member and Managing Director of Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Steve Catanzarite, was on the local CBS Sunday Business Page show this past Sunday discussing the work done at the center in Midland, Beaver County, and the also the outstanding education provided by resident tenant Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School,