PCPCS NEWSLETTER: News From the Week of March 15-21

Click here to read the latest news from the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools.

NEWS: Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter makes significant change to work week

What Sankofa is doing is “truly that out-of-the-box thinking that a charter school should be attempting to do,” said Rena Youngblood, director of charter school services for the Association of American Educators, a non-union professional educators organization.

PCPCS PRESENTS: Profiles in Leadership: Wayne Jones

Don’t miss the latest edition of PCPCS Presents: Profiles in Leadership featuring Wayne Jones, CEO of Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship
Wayne is a member of the PCPCS Advisory Council and was recently named named a New Pittsburgh Courier Men of Excellence Class of 2019 Awardee.

WEBINAR: AP 2019 CHANGES: What it Means for You and Your School

PCPCS and the College Board will be hosting a webinar on May 6, 2019 entitled AP 2019 Changes: What It Means For You and Your School. This event is open to all charter schools free of charge.
Starting in 2019-20, the AP program from the College Board is undergoing important changes that will impact all high schools.

NEWS: NACSA publishes new report on charter schools

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) examined charter school proposals and approvals over the last five years, analyzing 3,000 charter school applications to authorizers in the 20 states that oversee nearly two-thirds of charters nationwide. Their new report Reinvigorating the Pipeline: Insights into Proposed and Approved Charter Schools unearths important facts about the nation’s charter school pipeline,

NEWS: Ana discusses cyber charter programs in Philadelphia Inquirer article

Ana Meyers, executive director of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools, called the report “a pile of one-sided garbage from an organization that is against parental choice.” She said lawmakers should evaluate school district cyber programs before comparing them to charters.