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Reward Excellence

Tell legislators to use Pennsylvania's new teacher evaluation system to reward excellent teachers and keep them where they belong: in the classroom, teaching our kids.

  • For the past month all we have been talking about here at PennCAN is protecting excellent teachers, but apparently... so is everyone else! 

    Check out the interactive map of the press coverage...
  • Charter Facilities: The Missing Link in Funding Equity

    In our latest report, Charter Facilities: The Missing Link in Funding Equity, we explore the facilities funding currently available to charter schools, how Pennsylvania stacks-up to other states and what policy changes would level the playing field. 

  • In our newest report, we showcase six Allegheny County schools that are breaking the link between poverty and academic achievement. 

  • What do Massachusetts, Tennessee and Louisiana have in common? They all created innovative models to turn their chronically low-performing schools into high-ahievers. Find out how they did it and what lessons we can learn in our latest issue brief.

From The Blog

  • by Jonathan Cetel

    St. Paul, Baton Rouge, Dallas. 

    Words feel hollow in the wake of profound and senseless tragedy.  Blog posts like this risk sounding self-important because they suggest that I can contribute something new or meaningful to a conversation that others have engaged in long before me. 

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Great schools change everything.

All of our children deserve great schools, no matter their background. Together with Pennsylvanians across the state, PennCAN fights for research-backed education reforms to make sure that every child has access to a great school.

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