Category: PSP in the News

Twice as Many Schools in the Top Two Performance Tiers and Half as Many in the Lowest Tier as Several Years Ago, Continuing a Steady Trend

The Philadelphia School District recently released its School Progress Report (SPR), which grades every public school in the city—216 traditional public and 87 charters—on its overall performance in 2018-19 and places each of them in one of four performance tiers. Overall, schools continued their modest but steady improvement based on the district’s measurements over the …

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Faced with “Challenge,” Parkway students find solutions

Students Help Companies Solve Problems Impact of PSP’s Support What is a great school? Effective schools come in different shapes and sizes, but they ultimately prepare students for what comes after. Whether students pursue college or a career, the best schools give them the learning skills, and the confidence, to succeed. With that in mind, …

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How PSP is Supporting Families in Choosing Their Great School

Philadelphia Families Want the Opportunity to Find Great Schools for Their Children Over 153,000 students exercise school choice everyday The Philadelphia Inquirer recently ran a series of opinions on school choice and wanted a fact-based op-ed about the state of choice in the city from a credible source, so they turned to Philadelphia School Partnership …

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Pennsylvania’s charter sector needs a scalpel, not a sledgehamme

Mark Gleason is the Executive Director of Philadelphia School Partnership Thomas B. Fordham Institute – Flypaper 9.4.2019 Pennsylvania’s Democratic Governor Tom Wolf garnered headlines recently when he announced vague plans for taking funding away from the state’s public charter schools. He also described charters as benefiting from an unlevel playing field for accountability and transparency. …

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