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The Jump-Start Fund Awards $45K in Grants to Help Prepare Families for Virtual School Days This Fall

The Grants Provide Support For Student and Family Programs Offered by CBOs Philadelphia, PA – The Jump-Start Philly Schools Fund announces $45,000 in grants have been distributed to nine Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) to help fund their programs aimed at preparing students and families for the upcoming full-time virtual school schedule and the 2021-22 school selection …

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A Public and Private Partnership Will Connect 35,000 K-12 Student Households to Free Internet

Jump-Start Fund Pledges $1 Million for the Citywide Internet Initiative The City of Philadelphia has launched PHLConnectED, a collaboration of business, nonprofit, philanthropic, and civic institutions to connect up to 35,000 low-income K-12 student households with free internet service through a combination of Comcast broadband and T-Mobile hotspots. The goal is to enable every student …

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Career-Connected Learning Goes Virtual

2 Schools Funded by Grant from PSP Pivot from Planned Internships to Online Career Panels Last month, students from Swenson Arts and Technology High School had the opportunity to interact virtually with a pediatric surgeon from St. Christopher’s Hospital and a Burn Care Unit nurse from the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. The students asked …

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Donors Create Jump-Start Philly Schools Fund to Reignite Learning; 15,000 Chromebooks on Way to Charter and Catholic School Students

Founding Donors Provide Nearly $4M to Help Students Participate in Online Learning Philadelphia, PA – April 2, 2020 – The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) today announced that Philadelphia area donors have come together to launch the Jump-Start Philly Schools Fund, aimed at meeting the immediate needs of low-income students and families across the city during …

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2020 GreatPhillySchools Ratings Show More Philadelphia Schools Are Achieving High Academic Growth

Over 100 district and charter schools earned a high growth indicator   Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) announced that 2020 ratings for schools of all types – 213 public district, 98 public charter and 44 private – across Philadelphia are now available on the GreatPhillySchools website, GreatPhillySchools.org. The new ratings show 46 schools …

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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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