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Schools must work together – not apart – to teach students

By Patricia Rossetti

Pennsylvania’s 14 public cyber charter schools have been in the news lately, as thousands of families seek to enroll their children for the new school year.

Parents are choosing public cyber charter schools because we know how to educate students online.

PA Cyber CEO Testifies Before the House Education Committee

This morning, the CEO of The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School and member of the PCPCS Board of Trustees, Brian Hayden, testified before the House Education Committee on how PA’s public cyber charter schools are preparing to for the 2020-21 school year.

House Education Committee Examines Reopening Schools

PCPCS leader to testify about what is needed to teach 143,000 students in public charter schools during the pandemic

HARRISBURG (Aug. 3, 2020) – Brian Hayden, CEO of PA Cyber Charter School and a board member of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools,

PCPCS Statement on Special Education Funding

HARRISBURG (June 30, 2020) – The following is a statement from the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) on a report issued by an anti-charter group calling for funding cuts to special education students in public charter schools.

“Thousands of families of special education students have chosen to leave their district schools and enroll in a public charter school.

Public Charter Schools Take A Stand Against Racial Injustice

June 23, 2020 – Public charter schools in Pennsylvania stand for inclusion, diversity and educational opportunity. Charter school leaders and their staff have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of Black children by providing them with an education that meets their unique needs.

Juneteenth 2020 – Reflecting on the Past; Educating Students for a Better Tomorrow

(Harrisburg – June 19, 2020) – Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union Army soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced that the Civil War was over and enslaved Black people were free. It was two-and-a-half years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.