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The Baltimore Sun article dated February 15, 2017 titled “Baltimore schools CEO: No commitments yet from State House, City Hall to close funding gap” mischaracterized the funding of charter schools vs traditional schools. By attributing the funding difference between charter and traditional schools to meals and buses, the Sun oversimplifies the issue and fails to address its complexities.  Charter school funding is guided by state law.  By definition, charter schools receive more direct funding, and fewer centralized services, to allow charter schools the autonomy to run innovative programming models for local public school students. Comparisons between charter and traditional school funding, which fail to take into account this distinction are simply misleading and inaccurate. 

  • Maryland Charter Schools Advocacy Day | February 24th, 2016

    Feb 09, 2016

    Join Us for Maryland Charter Schools Advocacy Day on February 24, 2016 from 9:30-12:30.

    We'll meet at the State House Gallery (100 State Circle) to be announced by the Speaker. Advocacy Day is an opportunity to meet with legislators and let them hear from the students, families, teachers and supporters of Maryland's charter schools. There are 50 charter schools in Maryland that serve over 15,000 students in Maryland, across five counties.  

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  • Announcing! MAPCS Executive Director Search

    Sep 08, 2015

    MAPCS is currently seeking a new full time Executive Director as we say goodbye to Jocelyn Kehl, who has step down to pursue other opportunities. The Executive Director will report directly to the Maryland Alliance Board of Directors and will be responsible for leading the organization's fundraising and advocacy efforts and manage MAPCS day-to-day operations.

    Requirements include a bachelor's degree, fundraising and membership development skills, and advocacy experience along with a firm grasp on issues that impact charter schools [...] More...