Category Archive: Press Release

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),

PRESS RELEASE: Hundreds Flood the Capitol to Celebrate National Charter School Week

Students, parents, teachers and administrators from Pennsylvania’s charter schools gather for an annual day of advocacy
Harrisburg — Today, 500+ charter school students, parents, educators and administrators gathered at the Capitol to share their charter school stories with lawmakers as part of National Charter School Week,

PRESS RELEASE: PCPCS Statement in Response to Pennsylvania School Board Association’s Unfounded Attacks on Charters at Capitol Press Conference

Harrisburg, PA — Today, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) held their annual advocacy day at the Capitol in partnership with the Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units (PAIU) and the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA). During the press conference, these organizations called on lawmakers to enact comprehensive and meaningful reforms to the Charter School Law to level the playing field between charters and traditional public schools,

PRESS RELEASE: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Releases Rankings of State Charter School Laws

Harrisburg, PA — Today, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released its annual ranking of state public charter school laws, Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Public Charter School Laws, Tenth Edition. Over the past decade, this report has evaluated how well each state aligns its charter school law to a “gold standard” model law, 

PRESS RELEASE: NSCW Event in Philadelphia!

Hundreds of students, teachers, and community members will attend a celebratory student showcase at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23.
The event, which will take place at Renaissance Academy Charter School, will feature a variety of musical and artistic performances by students who attend various schools.