Inquirer: 5 new charter schools to get $10.5M in grants

By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer

The Philadelphia School Partnership announced Wednesday that it was awarding nearly $10.5 million to help charter school operators open five schools in the fall and expand them later.

The School Reform Commission approved the schools earlier this year. The operators that received the grants currently have other high-achieving schools in the city.

“These schools have helped to narrow achievement gaps for thousands of students in Philadelphia,” said Jessica Peña, director of the partnership’s Great Schools Fund, which made the awards.

“We are pleased to support their expansion and provide educational opportunity for nearly 4,000 additional students and their families,” she said in a statement.