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Jun 16, 2016

New Report Recommends Reforms to Address Significant Underperformance by Full-Time Virtual Charter Public Schools

National Alliance, 50CAN and NACSA propose specific policy recommendations for states to rein in poor practices in full-time virtual charter public school movement

Jun 13, 2016

The Evolution of the 'Chartered School'

Re-posting a story from Education Week -- 25 years on, the movement has expanded, shifted, and evolved

Jun 9, 2016

Education Week Releases Special Report on Technology in American K-12 Classrooms

New research reveals teachers' confidence levels in ed tech, how technology is used in the classroom, and the decision-making behind tech products

Jun 9, 2016

National Alliance Applauds Senate Appropriations Committee for Strong Support of Charter Public Schools

Washington, D.C. – The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools president and CEO Nina Rees released the following statement today in response to the Senate Appropriations Committee passage of the FY 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (Labor-HHS) that includes an increase of $10 million for the Charter Schools Program for FY 2017:

May 19, 2016

Charters, Sarasota schools finding success

Re-posting a story from WTSP-10 (CBS) Tampa -- We often hear about the charter schools that that fail but what about the ones that succeed?

May 2, 2016

Science-Focused Florida Charter School Ranks Among Nation’s “Most Challenging” High Schools

Orlando Science Charter School is a Member of Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS)

May 2, 2016

Florida Public Charter Schools Celebrate National Charter Schools Week

Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) Touts Participation by Member Schools

Apr 8, 2016

Study: Florida's Charter School Grads Earn More

Re-posting a story from U.S. News & World Report -- Charter high schools graduates more likely to graduate, go to college, stay in college and earn more.

Apr 5, 2016

Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools Partners with Association of American Educators

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) today announced a partnership with the Association of American Educators (AAE), based in Mission Viejo, CA. The partnership will expand professional benefits available to employees of charter schools in Florida which are members of FCPCS.

Mar 17, 2016

Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools Announces the Approval of its 2015-16 Teacher and Administrator Evaluation Systems for Member Schools

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) today announced it has obtained official approval for its 2015-16 evaluation plans for teachers, other instructional personnel and school-based administrators at FCPCS member schools.

Mar 17, 2016

FCPCS Announces Approval of its 2015-2016 Teacher and Administrator Evaluation Systems

Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools Announces the Approval of its 2015-16 Teacher and Administrator Evaluation Systems for Member Schools

Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools Launches “Teachers for Charter Schools” Organization and Web Site

Mar 14, 2016

Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools Launches “Teachers for Charter Schools” Organization and Web Site

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Faced with increased demand for teachers and growing competition to attract them to teach at Florida’s schools, the state’s leading charter school support and advocacy organization has launched “Teachers for Charter Schools,” a free membership organization and online resource for teachers who work at or wish to work at Florida charter schools.

Mar 4, 2016

Frustrated South Florida families opting out of state exams

Parents reject high-stakes testing - even though their children could face repercussions.

A Closer Look at the Charter School Movement

Feb 4, 2016

A Closer Look at the Charter School Movement

A report by the National Association of Public Charter Schools looks at the growth of the charter school movement throughout the U.S.

Dec 16, 2015

Charter Schools Program Receives Significant Funding Increase in Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Nina Rees, president and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools responds to the introduction to the omnibus appropriations spending bill, which includes a nearly 32 percent funding increase ($80 million) for the Charter Schools Program (CSP) for fiscal year 2016.

Charter school basketball team defies perceptions, odds

Dec 13, 2015

Charter school basketball team defies perceptions, odds

By the way they giggled and joked, you could never tell these kids weren’t winners. With the odds stacked against them, seven students, a team manager and a coach made school history.

Dec 9, 2015

U.S. Senate Passes ESEA Reauthorization

The ESEA Reauthorization Passes the U.S. Senate: By a vote of 95 to 12, the United States Senate today agreed to the Conference Report and passed S. 1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which will replace No Child Left Behind, the current iteration of E1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

Nov 23, 2015

Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools Names Corcoran & Johnston to Handle Governmental Relations

Corcoran & Johnston, with offices in Tampa and Tallahassee, has been named to handle governmental relations for the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS), a non-profit membership association of Florida public charter schools and the state’s leading charter school support and advocacy organization.

Nov 15, 2015

2015 Charter School Champions Honored at Florida Charter School Conference

Fourteen individuals and two companies were recognized as the 2015 Florida Charter School Champions at an event held on November 11 sponsored by the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools as part of the annual Florida Charter Schools Conference in Orlando.

Nov 3, 2015

New Report on Special Education Finance in Charter Schools

A new publication released today by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and The National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools provides the reader with a clear and concise summary of special education funding.