Tag: Great Schools Compact

Philadelphia Inquirer: District, Catholic, charter schools share applications

For the first time, students applying to high school at Philadelphia School District, charter, and Catholic schools will be able to start the process with similar one-page applications, Mayor Nutter's Office of Education announced.

The forms were developed by the district, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Charter Schools for Excellence, and other organizations that are members of the Great Schools Compact.

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Giving more families access to great schools

It’s been only three months since Scholar Academies began to turnaround Kenderton Elementary, and they are already making tremendous progress partnering with parents to ensure students are on the path to college: Over 60% of families at Kenderton attended the first report card night, a huge increase from last year and a testament to Scholar …

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Philadelphia Inquirer: On-the-job training program for Phila. principals to announce first group

Who wants to be a principal in Philadelphia?

Plenty of people, apparently - even amid a backdrop of budget cuts, school closings, and tough contract negotiations.

A new, on-the-job training program for Philadelphia public, charter, and parochial school leaders has selected its first crop of "transformational" principals, and is scheduled to be formally announced Friday.

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Gates Foundation gives schools $2.5M to build effectiveness

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded Philadelphia $2.5 million Wednesday to promote collaboration between public and charter schools and fund projects aimed at boosting teacher training and principal leadership, among other things.

Philadelphia was one of seven cities nationwide to get Gates money, which will be distributed over three years.

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