Category: PSP in the News

Inquirer: City school getting $1M

Roxborough High School will receive $1.1 million to continue its transformation, a city nonprofit is to announce Monday. The money is coming from the Philadelphia School Partnership, which has amassed $75 million to give away to charter, private, and traditional public schools and aims to raise more. The grant – which will allow Roxborough to …

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Metro: Philly High School fair to be held at Pennsylvania Convention Center

More than 100 schools will be on hand to help students figure our their options.  For about nine years, Philadelphia’s 8,500 8th graders have done all (well, most?) of their homework. Now comes the biggest project yet. Finding a high school. More than 100 public, private, charter and Catholic high schools will be on hand …

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Inquirer: S. Phila. Catholic school to get $1.4 million grant

By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer It’s a grant the pontiff would appreciate: A South Philadelphia Catholic school that serves predominantly poor immigrant students is getting $1.4 million to improve and expand. The gift to Independence Mission Schools – the network that runs St. Thomas Aquinas and 14 other former Archdiocese of Philadelphia parish …

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Inquirer: Group offers $35M for new Philly charter schools

By Kristen Graham and Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writers There’s major news afoot in the Philadelphia school landscape: Philadelphia School Partnership is offering up to $35 million over three years to clear the way for the School Reform Commission to approve new charter schools. The money would pay for new charters for 14,000 Philadelphia students. …

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WHYY: Education Groups at Odds over Study of Philly Schools Performance

An influential school reform group is urging Philadelphia school leaders to approve every charter school applicant that can effectively run schools that serve a high percentage of economically disadvantaged students. Last week, district officials heard pitches from operators hoping to open 40 new charter schools across the city. To back up its advice on charters, …

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Inquirer: Phila. schools see 40 applications for new charters

By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer Talk about pent-up demand. After the Philadelphia School District announced that it would accept applications for new charter schools for the first time in seven years, it received 40, the district said Monday. If the School Reform Commission approves them all, the schools eventually could add 40,341 more seats …

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Daily News: Philly magnet school gets grant to expand

By Solomon Leach, Daily News Staff Writer ONE OF THE city’s top magnet high schools has been awarded a grant to expand next September. George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science, which serves 750 students, will receive $147,000 from the Philadelphia School Partnership to add seventh and eighth grades, officials said. The new …

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At Carver High School, Philly district growth continues despite funding crisis

by Kevin McCorry, WHYY/Newsworks In the face of its continuing budget crisis, the Philadelphia school district continues to show a willingness to invest in new options for its students. Carver High School of Engineering and Science, a STEM-minded magnet school in North Philadelphia, plans to add seventh and eighth grades at the beginning of next …

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