This morning, public charter school leaders and a charter school parent testified before the Senate Education Committee during a hearing that focused on school choice and education reform. Kristen Bishop, the CEO of Avon Grove Charter School, and Jane Swan, the CEO of Reach Cyber Charter School, shared their schools’ roles in the K-12 public school landscape and the educational reforms needed to ensure public charters remain an option for thousands of PA students. Nicole Lillich, whose three children attend Commonwealth Charter Academy, shared her experience in accessing a public charter school as a single mother who felt that her local school district was failing to meet her children’s needs. You can find a recording of this hearing HERE.

Written testimony of Kristen Bishop, CEO of Avon Grove Charter School

Written testimony of Jane Swan, CEO of Reach Cyber Charter School