Philadelphia Inquirer: 2 Philly public schools to split $3 million in grants

By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer

Two Philadelphia School District elementary schools will receive grants totaling $3 million to upgrade their academics as they absorb students from nearby schools that have closed.

The Philadelphia School Partnership announced Wednesday that William D. Kelley in Brewerytown and James G. Blaine in Strawberry Mansion would each receive a $1.5 million grant over several years to develop academic turnaround plans.

The schools were among several that applied to the partnership’s Great Schools Fund for assistance.