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Nearly 30,000 Students Apply to Public Charter Schools in Philadelphia Using Apply Philly Charter

More than 123,000 applications submitted to 71 schools   Philadelphia – On January 28, 2019, the application window closed for families to apply to most Philadelphia charter schools for the 2019-2020 school year on one website—applyphillycharter.org—with just one application. Launched by 71 public charter schools in September, 2018, Apply Philly Charter not only provided families …

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PSP TeachPHL.org to Support City Teachers and Attract More of Them

Information and resources for aspiring and current educators on one website PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) has launched a brand new website for teachers—TeachPHL.org—with the dual aims of attracting great teachers to city schools of all types and supporting educators in their career development. For over a year, PSP engaged with teachers and leaders …

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Notebook: KIPP gets $945,000 grant for expansion this fall

The Philadelphia School Partnership announced it will award $945,000 to KIPP Philadelphia for the startup of the organization’s latest school, set to open this fall in North Philadelphia. KIPP North will contain an elementary and middle school, though KIPP Philadelphia treats those as separate schools to get access to an additional $300,000 grant from the …

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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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