Category Archive: News

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: View our Presentations from the Charter School Fundamentals Seminar

In an effort to continue to strengthen quality charter schools throughout the state, PCPCS hosted an educational seminar ton May 3 that addressed key components for planning and running a great charter school. The event included information regarding legal issues, finances,

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,

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. 

PRESS RELEASE! PDE Notice: Rescission of Guidelines PDE-363

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) recently issued a notice on its rescission of the Guidelines for Form Completion, PDE-363, Funding for Charter Schools (July 2012) as a result of a lawsuit currently pending final resolution in the Commonwealth Court. With the recent action by PDE,

NEWS: Gillingham Charter School faculty members present at the PDE Data Summit

Congratulations to Gillingham Charter School!
Last week, two of their faculty members presented a session at the PDE Data Summit at the Hershey Lodge. The session was titled “Reaching Students Relationally Through A Charlotte Mason Education”. The session included telling their story,