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PCPCS Statement on the Passing of State Rep. Mike Reese

HARRISBURG (January 2, 2021) – The following is a statement from Lenny McAllister on behalf of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools, on the passing of state Rep. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset):

“It is with utter sadness and disbelief that we express our condolences to the family of Representative Mike Reese.

PCPCS Statement on Federal COVID Relief Package

HARRISBURG (December 22, 2020) – The following is a statement from Lenny McAllister, CEO of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS), regarding the recent passage of new federal funding to address pandemic-related concerns for public schools.

 “We are pleased that Congress has passed a new COVID relief package.

PA receives federal grant to expand educational opportunities

HARRISBURG (October 20, 2020) – Today, the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) held public events in Philadelphia and Allentown to discuss how a federal grant awarded to PCPCS will be leveraged to expand school choice options for Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable students.

PCPCS Appoints Executive Director

Lenny McAllister to lead public charter school organization

HARRISBURG (October 15, 2020) – The Board of Trustees for the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) is pleased to announce the hiring of Lenny McAllister to lead the organization, which represents the majority of the state’s public brick-and-mortar and cyber charter schools.

PA public cyber charter schools enroll thousands of new students during pandemic

HARRISBURG (October 7, 2020) – Thousands of Pennsylvania families have enrolled their children in public cyber charter schools since Gov. Tom Wolf shut down schools on March 13, relying on the safety and expertise of public cyber charter schools for a quality education for their children.

U.S. Department of Education Awards $30M Grant to Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools

HARRISBURG (October 1, 2020) – The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) has awarded it an Expanding Opportunities Through Quality Charter School Programs Grant (commonly referred to as a CSP Grant).