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Nearly 24K Students Apply to Public Charter Schools in Philadelphia Using Apply Philly Charter

Over 111,000 applications submitted to 78 schools Philadelphia – On January 25, 2021, the application window closed for families to apply to most Philadelphia charter schools for the 2021-22 school year on Apply Philly Charter, an easy-to-use system created by public charter schools to provide families with a streamlined application and school notification process. Overall, …

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ACCESS TO QUALITY SCHOOLS IS NOT EQUITABLE

A New Report Finds Access to High-Achieving Schools in Philadelphia Varies Widely by a Student’s Zip Code, Income and Race Six of Every 10 Philadelphia Students Attend a Low-Achieving School “School Quality, Choice & Access in Philadelphia,” a report produced with publicly available data and released today by the Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP), finds an …

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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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