Category: Announcements

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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Statement on 4/28/16 SRC Actions

The following joint statement comes from Philadelphia School Partnership Executive Director Mark Gleason and Philadelphia School Advocacy Partners Executive Director Mike Wang in response to the SRC’s actions at the 4/28/16 Action Meeting: “For years parents in the Cooke, Huey and Wister neighborhoods have been demanding better schools; now their children have the opportunity to …

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Statement on Fiscal Code Passage

The following joint statement comes from Philadelphia School Partnership Executive Director Mark Gleason and Philadelphia School Advocacy Partners Executive Director Mike Wang in response to the Pennsylvania legislature’s passage of the fiscal code: We applaud today’s passage of the ‘fiscal code,’ which includes the school funding formula recommended by the bipartisan Basic Education Funding Commission …

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Statement on Pennsylvania Budget Passage

The following joint statement comes from Philadelphia School Advocacy Partners Executive Director Mike Wang and Philadelphia School Partnership Executive Director Mark Gleason in response to Governor Wolf allowing the 2015-16 budget to become law: “The Governor is doing the right thing for Pennsylvania’s kids by allowing this budget to become law because schools need the …

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Statement on Pennsylvania Budget

The following joint statement comes from Philadelphia School Advocacy Partners Executive Director Mike Wang and Philadelphia School Partnership Executive Director Mark Gleason in response to the budget that was sent to Governor Wolf yesterday: “We join schools and others across the Commonwealth in urging Governor Wolf to sign the budget the legislature sent him yesterday. …

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PSP Invests in Transformation of SS John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School

$300,000 grant will fund comprehensive plan to provide new supports for teachers and strategies to help close the academic achievement gap The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) today announced it has awarded a $300,000 grant from its Great School Fund to Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School (Neumann-Goretti) in South Philadelphia. In 2015, …

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New Public School to Open with Support of $1.8 Million Grant from PSP

The School District of Philadelphia, Drexel University and Inquiry Schools announced that Science Leadership Academy Middle School (SLA-MS) will open to fifth grade students this fall in a temporary location at Drexel’s Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships. “The new Science Leadership Academy Middle School is part of an overall strategy to create …

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PSP Grants $10.5 Million to Help Open 5 New Charter Schools

Great Schools Fund also makes incubation grants to support 3 schools applying for new charters The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) today announced that its Great Schools Fund will award $10.5 million to help open five new public charter schools in Philadelphia. The grants will support the startup and gradual expansion of the schools, which together …

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