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Category Archive: Press Release

PCPCS Responds to the Passage of Another State Budget Without Significant Reforms for Charter Schools

Harrisburg — This morning, the General Assembly sent Governor Wolf the final components of the 2019-20 budget, including the School Code bill (HB 1615) and several other education-related bills that were passed over the past few days. The following is a statement from Ana Meyers,

Letter to Senate Education Committee in Support of a Charter Funding Commission

Below is a letter of support sent by the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) in support of Senate Bill 590.
 
June 4, 2019
Dear Senate Education Committee Members,
On behalf of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS),

MEDIA STATEMENT: PCPCS Responds to Stanford University’s Report on Charter Performance in Pennsylvania

Harrisburg — This afternoon, Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) released a report, in consultation with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, on the performance of charter schools in the Commonwealth. The report, Charter School Performance in Pennsylvania 2019,

PCPCS Celebrates the Approval of Pittsburgh’s Newest Charter School

Notes concerns over the Charter Appeal Board’s handling of the appeal process
Harrisburg – This afternoon, the Charter Appeal Board (CAB) met to cast another vote on the fate of Catalyst Academy Charter School, a K-8 college prep school looking to open in Pittsburgh’s East End.

PCPCS Applauds the House Education Committee for Advancing Commonsense Charter Reform

Harrisburg — This morning, the House Education Committee met to consider a package of four charter reform bills – House Bills 355 (Rep. Reese), 356 (Rep. Dowling), 357 (Rep. Topper) and 358 (Rep. Marshall). Despite several amendments filed, all four bills passed out of the Committee in their original form and now head to the House Floor for debate.

Letter to House Education Committee in Support of Charter Reform Bills

Below is a letter of support sent by the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) in support of House Bills 355, 356, 357 and 358.
 
May 10, 2019
Honorable Members of the House Education Committee,
On behalf of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS),