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Governor Wolf Continues His Attacks on Charter School Families

HARRISBURG – Once again targeting families seeking the best educational options for their children, Governor Tom Wolf today went to an Altoona school to repeat his efforts to limit public charter school opportunities in Pennsylvania.
“The governor is seeking to punish families who dare to leave their failing school districts,” said Ana Meyers,

PCPCS Responds to Governor Wolf’s Latest Attacks on Charter Schools and Charter Students

Harrisburg – Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf announced that he has directed the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to charge charter schools a $15 fee-for-service beginning September 15. Charters will be charged this fee-for-service every time they request PDE to redirect school district funds to cover unpaid charter tuition payments.

Charter Schools Respond to School District’s Request to Reduce Tuition Rates

This afternoon, a letter was sent to the Allentown School District’s board president on behalf of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS), as well as the majority of the brick-and-mortar and cyber charter schools that currently serve students from the Allentown School District.

PCPCS Requests More Information About Governor Wolf’s Charter Proposal From PA’s Secretary of Education

This morning, PCPCS sent a letter to Secretary Pedro Rivera at the PA Department of Education (PDE) to express our concerns with Governor Wolf’s charter school “reform” proposal and request details on PDE’s development of the new regulations/policies Wolf has instituted.

PCPCS Reacts to Governor Wolf’s Charter “Reform” Proposal

Harrisburg – This morning, Governor Tom Wolf held a press conference at the Allentown School District to introduce his charter “reforms” which include executive actions to implement regulatory overhauls and changes to PA’s Charter School Law. The following is a statement from Ana Meyers,

PCPCS Responds to the House Education Committee’s Request for Information

This morning, the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) sent a letter to the House Education Committee in regards to a request that was made for data and information from PA’s cyber charter schools. The letter addressed several concerns that PCPCS had in regards to the information requested,