Tag: district schools

PSP invests $1.8 million in two neighborhood schools

We’re excited to share some news with you: 500 more students in West Philadelphia will get the opportunity to receive a high-quality education with the support of a $1.8 million grant from our Great Schools Fund. Our investment supports the expansion of Powel Elementary, one of the highest-performing neighborhood elementary schools in the entire city, and …

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New Public School to Open with Support of $1.8 Million Grant from PSP

The School District of Philadelphia, Drexel University and Inquiry Schools announced that Science Leadership Academy Middle School (SLA-MS) will open to fifth grade students this fall in a temporary location at Drexel’s Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships. “The new Science Leadership Academy Middle School is part of an overall strategy to create …

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Metro: Philly High School fair to be held at Pennsylvania Convention Center

More than 100 schools will be on hand to help students figure our their options.  For about nine years, Philadelphia’s 8,500 8th graders have done all (well, most?) of their homework. Now comes the biggest project yet. Finding a high school. More than 100 public, private, charter and Catholic high schools will be on hand …

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School spotlight: The Academies at Roxborough High School

Located on Ridge Avenue in the heart of the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, The Academies at Roxborough High School offers programs and learning opportunities that promote academic achievement and personal growth for all students. Under the visionary leadership of Principal Dana Jenkins, a 2015 Lindback Award winner for Distinguished Principal Leadership, the school is poised …

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PSP Makes Transformation Grants to Two City High Schools, One Catholic and One District

The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) today announced it has awarded $375,000 in grants from its Great Schools Fund, including incubation grants to support turnaround plans at two Philadelphia high schools. This latest round of grants brings the total investments of the Great Schools Fund to $35.8 million to create better educational opportunities for nearly 16,000 …

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School Spotlight: William D. Kelley STEM Academy

Kelley STEM Academy, led by principal Amelia Brown, is a District neighborhood school located in North Philadelphia. Historically, roughly 35% of students at Kelley score proficient on the PSSAs. With the support of the Philadelphia School Partnership, the 2014-2015 school year marks Kelley’s first year of implementing transformation with an emphasis on student growth, professional …

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PSP extends commitment to provide $35 million to the School District to create more seats in high-quality schools

PSP Executive Director Mark Gleason issued the following statement on the pending SRC decisions on 40 applications for new charter schools: “We have been listening to the concerns of education stakeholders, parents and public officials about the potential financial impact of charter expansion on District schools and students. We agree that financial impact is an …

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School Spotlight: George Washington Carver High School of Engineering & Science

George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science (Carver HSES) is a magnet school option for Philadelphia students with an interest in math and science fields. The school was founded in 1979 in partnership with Temple University. Initially, the school was housed in Temple facilities and all students took college courses as part of …

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PSAP Position Paper Details Disparity in Academic Performance in Philadelphia Public Schools

Data show economically disadvantaged students are unequally served by two very different systems of schools within the city; PSAP recommends reforms PHILADELPHIA, PA – Using recently released School Performance Profiles (SPP) from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Philadelphia School Advocacy Partners (PSAP), an organization started by the Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP), today submitted to the …

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