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  • Maryland Recipient of Charter School Program Grant

    Oct 04, 2017

    Maryland Recipient of Charter School Program Grant

    Exciting news here in Maryland!  After many years without out federal funding and several attempts at applying, Maryland has been awarded the federal Charter School Program grant.  The state is expected to receive $17 million over 5 years to replicate, expand and create 21 charter schools.  The Maryland Alliance of Public Charter Schools is thrilled to learn of this news and looks forward to expanded advocacy, technical assistance and other [...] More...

  • MAPCS Recommendations to Kirwan Commission

    Oct 04, 2017

    The Maryland Alliance of Public Charter Schools ("MAPCS") recently issued requests and recommendations to the Commission on Innovation & Excellence in Education coined the “Kirwan Commission” for its chairman former University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. “Brit” Kirwan. 
    The [...] More...

  • Charter Starter Programs

    Oct 04, 2017

    If you are considering starting a public charter school in Maryland, now is the time to get started! The state just received Federal charter school start-up money for planning, design, and implementation of new charter schools in Maryland.   MAPCS has two opportunities to learn more. Let the Alliance help you navigate the "How's", "Why's", "When's", and questions about starting a charter school.

    Intro to Maryland Charter Schools Webinar

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7 [...] More...

  • Response to Baltimore Sun Article

    Feb 16, 2017

    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 [...] More...

  • 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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