Tag: high-quality schools

In case you missed it: A few of last week’s must-reads

In case you missed it on Friday, the Inquirer ran a powerful op-ed from four public charter and waitlist parents urgently calling on city and state leaders to give more families access to schools that are working. They write: “Year after year, tens of thousands of Philadelphia families are forced to send their kids to schools that are, …

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No More Waiting: Watch the new ad from PSAP

Today, the Philadelphia School Advocacy Partners (PSP’s sister advocacy organization) launched a campaign to elevate the voices of thousands of families who don’t want to keep waiting for high-quality educational opportunities. Watch the first television ad at nomorewaiting.org. Mike Wang, executive director of PSAP, said in today’s Inquirer: “There’s a clear message for anyone who is currently in …

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Speaker Turzai to SRC: Approve All High Quality Charters

Yesterday, Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai delivered a clear message to the School Reform Commission: approving at least 13 charter applications from proven school operators is common sense for Philadelphia families.Speaker Turzai – along with State Representatives John Taylor, Jordan Harris, Jason Dawkins and Vanessa Brown – came to Mastery Shoemaker in West Philadelphia for a roundtable discussion with …

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Outrageous: Our response to a call for no new charters

A Philadelphia advocacy group just released a report calling on the SRC to deny all 40 charter applications currently being considered – an outrageous recommendation given how many of the applicants are running great schools for families and have long waitlists. Here are the key points every Philadelphian needs to know about these 40 charter …

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