Philadelphia Inquirer: Grant will let three Philadelphia charter schools grow

By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer

The Philadelphia School Partnership announced Wednesday nearly $3 million in grants to help three high-performing city charter schools expand.

The nonprofit’s Great Schools Fund awarded First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School $2.1 million to help support the addition of a second elementary school campus and a new high school in the Frankford area.

The grant will support adding 905 seats at First Philadelphia over the next three years. The expansion, which began last September, was approved by the Philadelphia School Reform Commission in 2013.