Today we announced the Great Schools Fund is investing $3 million to support the transformation of two elementary schools in North Philadelphia. The grants will help William D. Kelley and James G. Blaine elementary schools to dramatically improve academic results and serve hundreds of additional students as a result of the District’s recent school closings.
As Superintendent Bill Hite said to the Inquirer, this is a “double win” for Philadelphia: “First, these two schools are driving toward dramatically better student outcomes, and second, we want to direct as many resources as possible to students impacted by school closings.”
The Great Schools Fund is committed to making turnaround, growth, start-up, and incubation grants to schools of all types; this brings the total amount we’ve invested to $29.5 million to create 14,000 additional seats for students in high-performing schools. Learn more about the Fund here, and please contact us to get involved in this effort.