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Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship Earns Accreditation, Grant Money

Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship Earns Accreditation, Grant Money

May 20th, 2022

Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship was awarded for the first time accreditation from the Commission on Elementary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in April, TribLive reported. The school was also granted a 3-year $1.5 million from the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools in early May as part of Pennsylvania’s Charter School Program Grant.

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Federal Grant Awarded to Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship

Federal Grant Awarded to Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship

May 15th, 2022

The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter School (PCPCS) on May 10 announced that Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship, a MicroSociety school since inception in 2011, will be one of three subgrantees for year two of its Pennsylvania’s Charter School Program (PACSP) Grant. The school may receive as much as $1.5 million.

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Chocachatti Students Show Talents in Music, Farming and Stock Raising

Chocachatti Students Show Talents in Music, Farming and Stock Raising

May 13th, 2022

Students from Chocachatti Elementary School stole the show at the local school board meeting April 5, the Tampa Bay area Sun Coast News reports, presenting board members a parade of skills and talents they have been cultivating in their MicroSociety.

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Chocachatti Elementary School Showcases its MicroSociety Program

Chocachatti Elementary School Showcases its MicroSociety Program

April 25th, 2022

On Tuesday April 12, Chocachatti students, teachers and administrators appeared before the Hernando County School Board to demonstrate and talk about their MicroSociety program, now in its twenty-third year, the Hernando Sun reports.

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Operation Sandbox

Operation Sandbox

January 26th, 2022

Operation Sandbox

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks JCGCS a Top Charter School in New Jersey

U.S. News & World Report Ranks JCGCS a Top Charter School in New Jersey

November 2nd, 2021

U.S. News & World Report ranked Jersey City Global Charter School (JCGCS) #5 on its 2021 list of New Jersey's best charter elementary schools and #7 for charter middle schools. JCGCS ranked #38 among all of New Jersey's 1,370 elementary schools and #60 among its 715 middle schools.

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PRESS RELEASE:  MicroSociety Wins $250,000 Grant for Project at Penn Hills Charter

PRESS RELEASE: MicroSociety Wins $250,000 Grant for Project at Penn Hills Charter

July 23rd, 2021

Three very different educational institutions are coming together this fall to develop an innovative career readiness program for Pittsburgh-area elementary school students, thanks to a generous $250,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation. The Foundation has awarded the grant to MicroSociety Inc. (MSI), a Philadelphia education nonprofit, for a digital project with Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship (PHCSE) that will help prepare students in grades K-5 for the high-tech, high-skill workplace of the future through online society-building and mentorship by adult professionals. As part of the project, students majoring in entrepreneurship at Duquesne University’s Palumbo-Donahue School of Business will also mentor PHCSE students.

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Penn Hills Receives Award

Penn Hills Receives Award

March 15th, 2021

Penn Hills takes action for the families of students.

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Kids In Charge: Building a Business

Kids In Charge: Building a Business

March 4th, 2021

Building a Business

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MACS Excels During Pandemic

MACS Excels During Pandemic

February 18th, 2021

We are so proud of MACS and their efforts during the pandemic.

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Logan County Gets Creative with Zoom

Logan County Gets Creative with Zoom

February 18th, 2021

Creativity and determination come together thanks to this amazing educational community.

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St. Marie RC School recognized with Virtue Awards

St. Marie RC School recognized with Virtue Awards

February 18th, 2021

St. Marie School wins Virtue Awards.

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Man Elementary Paints Mural of MicroSociety

Man Elementary Paints Mural of MicroSociety

February 18th, 2021

Pioneerville gets a MicroSociety Mural voted in by the student government.

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JCGCS Student launches Etsy Shop

JCGCS Student launches Etsy Shop

February 18th, 2021

Shop Etsy and support one of our own.

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Colegio San Juan Develops Entrepreneurs

Colegio San Juan Develops Entrepreneurs

February 18th, 2021

MicroSociety training has proven successful in Colombia!

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Kids In Charge: stEm

Kids In Charge: stEm

March 12th, 2019

In this Kids in Charge story, find out how Carlos turned an interest in engineering into a cool Micro venture.

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Kids In Charge: Protest!

Kids In Charge: Protest!

February 14th, 2019

Dufroqu Elementary Protest

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Cleveland Public Schools To Host State Education Leaders Friday

Cleveland Public Schools To Host State Education Leaders Friday

February 2nd, 2019

Ed Leaders poured into OK this first day of February to see the magic that happens!

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Kids In Charge: Seeds of Hope

Kids In Charge: Seeds of Hope

January 17th, 2019

Seeds of Hope

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Louisiana MicroSociety School Receives Praise

Louisiana MicroSociety School Receives Praise

November 9th, 2018

MicroSociety school "Crawfish Bayou" comes to life at The Dufrocq School in Lousisiana, MicroSociety's only school in the state. "It has a mayor and town council, complete with political campaigns and elections. It has businesses, a bank and its own currency, called crawfish bucks. It has a peacekeeping force, so no running in the halls or you'll get a citation and a fine."

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Creating the Ultimate Environmental Experience

Through their MicroSociety Program, Aspen Heights Elementary School has been diligently working to provide their students with the Ultimate Science Learning Experience.

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EMERALD AWARDS RECIPIENT – Education: School or Classroom Category For the past six years.

Aspen Heights MicroSociety (AHM) has embarked on a mission to transform their school and community through environmental Initiatives and projects with the students as the driving force behind their projects.

MicroSociety Highlighted at San Diego School District Meeting

MicroSociety students present on the benefits of the MicroSociety experience at the San Diego Unified School District Board Meeting.

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Blue Market Day

For their last Market Day of the year, Parkland Village School’s Micro Village citizens invited Blueberry students to shop and job shadow in their MicroSociety. Through MicroSociety, all participants were not only able to touch on aspects of core curriculum subjects, but also grasp key life skills, like the value of money and the importance of contributing to society.

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"Invest" Best Practices Award Winner 2008

The Microsociety at Sageland Elementary School in YISD is a Best Practices Award winner at the “Invest in the American Dream” conference held in El Paso, Texas from Oct. 21 to 22.

Pushing Boundaries in Education (MicroSociety)

Allan Baile | TEDxRedDeer

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Coming Soon!

Allan Baile is the Microsociety Coordinator for Aspen Heights Elementary School in Red Deer. They are currently in their 5th year of MicroSociety; preparing students for the real world. Allan has a passion for coaching and sport. For the past five years he has coached High School basketball at the Junior Varsity level at Lindsay Thurber Composite High School. Allan has been teaching for over 27 years, 23 of which have been with Red Deer Public School District and 4 in remote communities throughout northern Alberta. Aspen Heights has come a long way in educating students to become caring, respectful and knowledgeable citizens. Allan believes we need to continue to inspire the leaders of tomorrow by imparting the values of MicroSociety and ensuring long term stability with this unique, and innovative program.

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