Category Archive: News

Pittsburgh Regional Charter Leaders Roundtable

PCPCS hosted a roundtable discussion for the Pittsburgh region charter leaders earlier today. We had meaningful discussions on a vast array of topics including human resources/evaluations, attendance, cyclical monitoring, engagement and academic/behavior intervention. Leaders from several charter schools were in attendance: Baden Academy,

Charter schools and traditional public schools must work together to deliver on 21st century promise to students

Here is an article written by the CEO of City High Charter School in PIttsburgh. Ron Sofo is on the PCPCS Leaders Council.
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Charters seek to level educational playing field in a flawed, underfunded system

Great op-ed by Kelly Davenport – “The Philadelphia school district reports that it spends $700 million annually on students who elect to leave behind their failing schools to attend better-performing charter schools. What’s not mentioned is that while this figure accounts for 25 percent of the district’s $2.86 billion public education budget,

Inaugural Education Forum

PCPCS attended the Inaugural Education Forum at Young Scholar Charter School today where a panel discussion took place on equity in education and the transformative power of a strong middle school foundation. PCPCS board member David Hardy was one of the six panelists.

Entrepreneurship Education Must Start Before College

This is a great article that every high school student and parent should read in order to prepare themselves for the future! 
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Cyber Charter Schools Come Together for Student Engagement Symposium

Teachers and leaders from cyber charter schools across the Commonwealth came together today at our KOP office to discuss student engagement strategies and share best practices. The day started with a keynote from Dr. York Williams, Associate Professor of West Chester University of PA on how to truly get to know your students.