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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.

  • Good Authorizing, Great Charter Schools

    Pennsylvania has the opportunity to improve the way it authorizes charter schools. Our findings show that  a high quality statewide authorizer can create an environment for top-notch charter schools to flourish.

     

From The Blog

  • by Jonathan Cetel

    In 2013, I was honored to be included on Forbes’ list of 30 under 30 in Education. For those who are unfamiliar, each year Forbes rounds up  “the brightest stars in 15 different fields under the age of 30.”

    Being part of this prestigious group has its perks – but the best is scoring an invite to the 30 Under 30 Conference. Around 2000 of the most talented young people in the country descended upon my hometown of Philadelphia to learn from each other, network and listen to the stories of other great entrepreneurs and change-makers.

About Us

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.

 
What you’re saying...
  • One of my core beliefs is that all children deserve the right to an excellent education and that with the right policies and practices in place, achievement-gap busting schools in low-income communities can become the rule and not the exception.  I'm a supporter of PennCAN because they are fighting every day to make that vision a reality. 

    Tre Johnson
    Feb 11 2013
  • As a mother of two young boys and a former public school teacher, I believe that the quality of education my children receive should not depend on our zip code. I support the work that PennCAN is doing in Pennsylvania, and am excited that they are building the necessary support on both ends of the political spectrum to advocate for all of Pennsylvania’s children. 

    Abby Smith
    Feb 11 2013