PCPCS News

SCHOOL VISIT: Charter School of Excellence

Ana had the opportunity to visit Charter School of Excellence this week in Erie. What she saw while visiting the two high schools and middle school was a totally unique program that is truly focusing on the individual needs of every student and preparing them with life skills that will be essential in the real world upon graduation.

SCHOOL VISIT:  Keystone Education Center Charter School

Ana was at Keystone Education Center Charter School in Greenville this week. Keystone Charter School was the first charter school in the Commonwealth and was founded in 1997 with the passing of Act 22.
The school was established to address the needs of a wide variety of students who have difficulty functioning in the traditional public school environment.

Pittsburgh Regional Charter Leaders Roundtable

PCPCS hosted a roundtable discussion for the Pittsburgh region charter leaders earlier today. We had meaningful discussions on a vast array of topics including human resources/evaluations, attendance, cyclical monitoring, engagement and academic/behavior intervention. Leaders from several charter schools were in attendance: Baden Academy,

Charter schools and traditional public schools must work together to deliver on 21st century promise to students

Here is an article written by the CEO of City High Charter School in PIttsburgh. Ron Sofo is on the PCPCS Leaders Council.
Click here to read the article

NEWSLETTER: PCPCS news for the week of October 7 – October 13

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

Charters seek to level educational playing field in a flawed, underfunded system

Great op-ed by Kelly Davenport – “The Philadelphia school district reports that it spends $700 million annually on students who elect to leave behind their failing schools to attend better-performing charter schools. What’s not mentioned is that while this figure accounts for 25 percent of the district’s $2.86 billion public education budget,