Category Archive: News

NEWS: Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter makes significant change to work week

What Sankofa is doing is “truly that out-of-the-box thinking that a charter school should be attempting to do,” said Rena Youngblood, director of charter school services for the Association of American Educators, a non-union professional educators organization.

PCPCS PRESENTS: Profiles in Leadership: Wayne Jones

Don’t miss the latest edition of PCPCS Presents: Profiles in Leadership featuring Wayne Jones, CEO of Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship
Wayne is a member of the PCPCS Advisory Council and was recently named named a New Pittsburgh Courier Men of Excellence Class of 2019 Awardee.

NEWS: NACSA publishes new report on charter schools

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) examined charter school proposals and approvals over the last five years, analyzing 3,000 charter school applications to authorizers in the 20 states that oversee nearly two-thirds of charters nationwide. Their new report Reinvigorating the Pipeline: Insights into Proposed and Approved Charter Schools unearths important facts about the nation’s charter school pipeline,

NEWS: Ana discusses cyber charter programs in Philadelphia Inquirer article

Ana Meyers, executive director of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools, called the report “a pile of one-sided garbage from an organization that is against parental choice.” She said lawmakers should evaluate school district cyber programs before comparing them to charters.

NEWS: Charter schools make top 100 on Philadelphia Business Journal’s top schools

Congratulations Infinity Charter School for ranking #7 on the Philadelphia Business Journal’s top schools according to 6th-grade standardized (PSSA) test scores! Also making the top 100 were Bucks County Montessori Charter school (#61), MAST Community Charter School (#72), and Souderton Collaborative Charter School (#100)!

NEWS: Crispus Attucks Charter School announces new certification in childhood development

Students at Crispus Attucks Charter School can now receive certification in childhood development thanks to a recent federal grant that will extend what had been a pilot program.