Philadelphia Inquirer: Philadelphia School Partnership to award $2.6 million in grants

By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer

The influential Philadelphia School Partnership, organized to raise $100 million for high-performing city schools, Tuesday announced it would award $2.6 million more in grants.

Its largest gift, $2 million over four years, will support Building 21, a Philadelphia School District high school slated to open in September.

The school — which will eventually educate 600 students in the former Ferguson Elementary building on North Seventh Street — will use “competency-based” curriculum that allows students to progress once they show mastery of skills.