Category: Announcements

PSP Statement on the New Philadelphia Board of Education Members

Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) issued the following statement on Mayor Jim Kenney’s appointments to the new Philadelphia Board of Education: “A school board fulfills a role of great importance, because a city’s children are its future. A successful board will keep its eyes on the horizon and on the interests of its nonvoting constituents—the …

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GreatPhillySchools Releases 2018 School Ratings and Profiles with New Enhancements Based on Feedback from Families

Schools with ‘High Academic Growth’ are Highlighted with a New Indicator Philadelphia, PA – Today, GreatPhillySchools (GPS) updated its ratings for around 400 schools of all types – public district, public charter and private – across Philadelphia. GPS has made several enhancements to its ratings methodology based on analysis, and parent and educator input. On …

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Drexel University School of Education Launches “Dragons Teach Middle Years” Teacher Training Program

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) today announced it has given a $1.2 million grant to Drexel University to establish the Dragons Teach Middle Years (DTMY) program at its School of Education.  This innovative program provides an opportunity for undergraduates to become certified to teach middle school science and math—two of the city’s highest-need …

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PSP Gives $1.1mil Grant to Roxborough High School

The school to implement a 3-year academic turnaround plan centered on career and technical education October 10th, 2016 PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia School Partnership (“PSP”) today announced it has given a $1.1 million grant to Roxborough High School (Roxborough) to support an academic turnaround. Roxborough, a neighborhood high school, has been implementing an “academy” career …

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Statement on 4/28/16 SRC Actions

The following joint statement comes from Philadelphia School Partnership Executive Director Mark Gleason and Philadelphia School Advocacy Partners Executive Director Mike Wang in response to the SRC’s actions at the 4/28/16 Action Meeting: “For years parents in the Cooke, Huey and Wister neighborhoods have been demanding better schools; now their children have the opportunity to …

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Statement on Fiscal Code Passage

The following joint statement comes from Philadelphia School Partnership Executive Director Mark Gleason and Philadelphia School Advocacy Partners Executive Director Mike Wang in response to the Pennsylvania legislature’s passage of the fiscal code: We applaud today’s passage of the ‘fiscal code,’ which includes the school funding formula recommended by the bipartisan Basic Education Funding Commission …

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Statement on Pennsylvania Budget Passage

The following joint statement comes from Philadelphia School Advocacy Partners Executive Director Mike Wang and Philadelphia School Partnership Executive Director Mark Gleason in response to Governor Wolf allowing the 2015-16 budget to become law: “The Governor is doing the right thing for Pennsylvania’s kids by allowing this budget to become law because schools need the …

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Statement on Pennsylvania Budget

The following joint statement comes from Philadelphia School Advocacy Partners Executive Director Mike Wang and Philadelphia School Partnership Executive Director Mark Gleason in response to the budget that was sent to Governor Wolf yesterday: “We join schools and others across the Commonwealth in urging Governor Wolf to sign the budget the legislature sent him yesterday. …

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