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Category Archive: Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: State Department of Education Intentionally Starves Charter Schools of Funding

This morning the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) and the Keystone Alliance for Public Charter Schools (KAPCS) sent a joint letter to the General Assembly requesting their assistance in compelling the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to release funding that is statutorily owed to public charter school students and their schools.

PRESS RELEASE! PDE Notice: Rescission of Guidelines PDE-363

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) recently issued a notice on its rescission of the Guidelines for Form Completion, PDE-363, Funding for Charter Schools (July 2012) as a result of a lawsuit currently pending final resolution in the Commonwealth Court. With the recent action by PDE,

PCPCS RESPONDS TO PCCY’s LATEST ATTACK ON CHARTER SCHOOLS!

Today, Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) released yet another misleading report on charter schools, focused this time on the impact of rising charter enrollment in the Philadelphia suburbs. “Negative reports like this are nothing new to PCCY, but they should get their facts straight before misleading the public”,

CHARTER SCHOOLS IN THE NEWS! PA Distance Learning Charter School Literary Magazine Receives Honor

Congratulations to PA Distance Learning Charter School! Their literary magazine, Bridging the Distance, won recognition in the 2017 National Council of Teachers of English program! Click here to see the press release form PA Distance Learning Charter School.

LATEST NEWS! PCPCS Issues Statement on Philadelphia Board of Education

Today the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools issued the a statement regarding the appointment of the new 13-member nominating committee for the Philadelphia Board of Education.  Click here to read the statement.

PRESS RELEASE: PCPCS Expresses Concern Regarding RFA Study

On Wednesday Research for Action (RFA) released a study on the fiscal impact of charter expansion on school districts. The PA Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) participated in good faith along with the PA Association for School Business Officials (PASBO) and the PA Association of School Administrators (PASA) as well as other school district officials.