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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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Inquirer: Group wants to raise $140 million for city’s charter, parochial and public schools

The Philadelphia School Partnership, a powerful nonprofit that has raised and distributed $80 million to city charter, parochial and public schools since its inception in 2011, wants to raise $60 million more, it announced Thursday. The nonprofit (PSP), already the Philadelphia School District’s largest private funder, aims to expand its reach. Its investments have already affected …

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Training great teachers for Philadelphia’s classrooms

Yesterday we were thrilled to announce a $1.2 million grant to Drexel University to launch a program intended to help address the city’s need for Middle Years (grades 4-8) math and science teachers. Dragons Teach Middle Years (DTMY) will create a new pipeline of dual-certified teachers trained specifically for the challenges of Philadelphia classrooms. You …

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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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Transforming a neighborhood high school

Yesterday we were pleased to announce a $1.1 million grant to Roxborough High School to support an academic turnaround. The school, led by Principal Dana Jenkins, will be implementing a plan to improve academic performance by better aligning their robust career and technical education (CTE) program with their general education classes. You can read more …

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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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