Category: Announcements

Launch of the Redesigned GreatPhillySchools.org

The City’s Most Popular School Resource for Families, GreatPhillySchools.org, Gets Even Better The new website allows families to compare up to three schools side-by-side Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) announced the launch of the redesigned GreatPhillySchools (GPS) website, GreatPhillySchools.org, which still has the helpful information that over 130,000 people rely on each year, …

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PSP Career Pathway Campaign Launch

On February 25th, PSP announced the launch of a $5M campaign for 2019 to broaden career and technical education opportunities for Philadelphia’s students. PSP plans to expand our school investments to focus on creating, reimagining, and enhancing 1,500+ career pathway opportunities for in-demand careers in four sectors: Healthcare Manufacturing Construction Information Technology Part of our Career and …

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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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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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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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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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