Philadelphia Inquirer: Phila. School Partnership to get a $4.5 million gift

By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer

The Philadelphia School Partnership is scheduled to announce Tuesday that it will receive $4.5 million from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation to help increase enrollment in high-performing city schools.

A total of $4.3 million from the grant to the partnership’s Great Schools Fund will support the expansion and start-up of successful schools in the city, including district, charter, and nonpublic schools. The money will be provided over three years.

The foundation, based in Austin, Texas, was established by Michael Dell, founder and chief executive of Dell Inc., and his wife. It helps organizations and programs that improve the health and education of low-income children in urban communities.