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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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PSP Impact Quarterly: School’s in Session!

New School Year, New Beginnings Over 1,000 Students Will Attend Two New Great Schools With the support of our donors, PSP provided startup grants to launch two new charter schools—MaST III and Philadelphia Hebrew Public—for the 2019-20 school year, providing 1,056 students the opportunity to receive a great education.   Grant Amount: $500,000 Students Served: 900 …

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PhillyPLUS Inspires New Leaders for Upcoming School Year

  “What do you want to do when [your PhillyPLUS principal fellowship] is over?” This was one of many important questions Kate Davis was asked by her PhillyPLUS leadership coach before she started her principal fellowship a few years ago, and she remembers being unsure about how to answer. “I said ‘I think I want …

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$750K gift from the Horner Foundation will support PSP’s work in expanding access to great schools

Philadelphia – The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) announces the Horner Foundation has made a $750,000 gift to Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) to advance its work in improving outcomes for low-income students and responding to the demand of families by expanding access to quality schools. The Horner Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay …

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