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 EVENT: It’s Time to Collaborate!

Our panel discussion, “It’s Time to Collaborate” was a huge success! We all have the same goal of providing an effective public school in every neighborhood, for all students. Our panel is addressed how we can leverage what is working to increase the probability that all students have equitable access to quality public education and what can be done to create a positive,

PCPCS NEWSLETER: News from the Week of April 7-13

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CHARTER SCHOOL VISIT: York Academy Regional Charter School

This morning, Ana and Brandie visited York Academy Regional Charter School in York, PA. York Academy is a K-8 candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. With an unrelenting focus on academic excellence,

PCPCS NEWSLETTER: News from the Week of March 31-April 6

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On behalf of PCPCS, Excellent Schools PA and ExcelinEd, we would like to thank everyone who took time to participate on our call with Representative Mike Reese, prime sponsor of HB 97, yesterday to clarify the intent of the language of the bill.