WHYY/Newsworks: Philadelphia School Partnership gives $2 million to new public high school

By Kevin McCorry

The Philadelphia School Partnership announced Tuesday that it will donate $2.6 million in grant funding in the hopes of aiding the creation of 850 new seats in what it deems high-performing district, charter and Catholic-run schools.

Building 21, a new district-run high school opening in the Fall, will receive the majority of the funding: $2 million in startup cash over four years.

As a non-academically selective high school, Building 21 will enroll 150 students into its 9th grade in the Fall, with hopes of growing to 600 students by 2017.

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