Philadelphia Inquirer: $6 million to aid three Phila. public schools

By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer

Three progressive Philadelphia public schools will expand in the fall as a result of a $6 million investment from a city nonprofit with growing clout, officials announced Wednesday.

Money from the Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) will expand the Hill-Freeman middle school in East Germantown into the high school grades; add a second campus of the Science Leadership Academy; and turn the Sustainability Workshop, now an alternative senior-year program, into its own high school.

PSP, which is more than halfway to its goal of raising $100 million to invest in strong charter, public, and nonpublic schools across the city, has also signaled its intent to pump an additional $2 million or so into schools affected by the district’s move to shut 24 buildings in June.