PSBA sends comments to IRRC, PDE on proposed final-form charter school regulations

Last week PSBA sent comments to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) and the PA Department of Education (PDE) regarding PDE’s final-form proposed regulations for charter schools and cyber charter schools. The final-form regulations contain changes made by PDE following the public comment period… More

The Charter School Performance Framework

Join us for the second installment of a series of educational webinars hosted by the Keystone Center for Charter Change regarding charter school authorization… More

Feb 11, 2022 • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register for Charter School Authorization 101

Join us for the first installment in a new series of educational webinars hosted by the Keystone Center for Charter Change regarding charter school authorization. Learn from the Pennsylvania school district that authorizes more charter schools than all other school districts in the state combined… More

Charter School Authorization 101

Join us for the first installment in a new series of educational webinars hosted by the Keystone Center for Charter Change regarding charter school authorization… More

Jan 7, 2022 • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

PSBA comments on PDE’s proposed regs for charter schools

PSBA has submitted comments to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission and the PA Department of Education generally supporting PDE’s proposed regulations for charter and cyber charter schools as a step in the right direction… More

PSBA opposes charter school expansion plan under House Bill 1685

PSBA opposes House Bill 1685 (Rep. Topper, R-Bedford), which allows significant unchecked charter school expansion with no public oversight and no consideration given to the quality of the charter school’s educational programs. It provides no real reform and only exacerbates the flaws and overpayments to charter schools. Among the key concerns: Charters can expand locations without authorizer approval or proof of academic quality… More

PDE proposes new regulations for charter, cyber charter schools

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has released proposed regulations for charter and cyber charter schools and is seeking public comment. The new regulation is established as a new Chapter 713 under Title 22, Part XX, of the PA Code… More

Charter school reform resolutions tops 400 PA school districts saying, “the time for reform is now!”

For Immediate Release Media contact for PSBA: Annette Stevenson Chief Communications Officer Pennsylvania School Boards Association Annette.Stevenson@PSBA… More

Charter School Taskforce Report Released: The Outcome of a Multiyear Effort Spearheaded by PSBA

For Immediate Release Media contact for PSBA: Annette Stevenson Chief Communications Officer Pennsylvania School Boards Association Annette.Stevenson@PSBA.org Charter School Taskforce Report Released: The Outcome of a Multiyear Effort Spearheaded by PSBA Mechanicsburg, PA (May 20, 2021) – The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) announced today, the release of a Charter School Task Force Report… More

Podcast available: PSBA Charter School Task Force

Meet the leaders behind PSBA’s Charter School Task Force and the Keystone Center for Charter Change at PSBA on a recent episode of Keystone Education Radio… More