KIPP Philadelphia

SRC votes to approve three new charters

We have some great news: Last night, the SRC voted to approve three new charter schools – Esperanza, KIPP and Russell Byers (all PSP grantees) – giving 2,000 more families the opportunity for a high-quality education. The latest votes also underscore the importance of our continued fight to put quality schools above political interests. The SRC denied nine other …

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Inquirer: 5 new charter schools to get $10.5M in grants

By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer The Philadelphia School Partnership announced Wednesday that it was awarding nearly $10.5 million to help charter school operators open five schools in the fall and expand them later. The School Reform Commission approved the schools earlier this year. The operators that received the grants currently have other high-achieving schools …

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PSP Grants $10.5 Million to Help Open 5 New Charter Schools

Great Schools Fund also makes incubation grants to support 3 schools applying for new charters The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) today announced that its Great Schools Fund will award $10.5 million to help open five new public charter schools in Philadelphia. The grants will support the startup and gradual expansion of the schools, which together …

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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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How one leader is making a neighborhood school great

Over the holidays, the Philly Citizen posted a great in-depth feature on Blaine Elementary, a neighborhood school in North Philadelphia. We invested $1.5 million from our Great Schools Fund because we believe in Principal Gianeen Powell’s commitment and ability to ensure that all of Blaine’s students succeed. As the article details, Principal Powell is leading the transformation of …

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School opens for some Philadelphia students

Despite heated rhetoric and daily news coverage of the challenges facing many Philadelphia schools this fall, some students have already returned to school and are working to achieve high-quality academic results.  Here’s great coverage of the opening of three schools in our investment portfolio: KIPP Elementary School returns for new school year, Fox29 Students walk …

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The Philadelphia Business Journal: Philadelphia School Partnership hands out 2 grants; PSP wants to raise $100 million for the fund and has raised more than $53 million of that

The Philadelphia School Partnership has awarded two grants totaling $3.4 million to help two charter-school operators expand.

The nonprofit gave a $1.8 million grant to Scholar Academies for its plan to expand its operations by 600 to 900 students. Scholar Academies operates Young Scholars Charter School and Young Scholars Frederick Douglass Charter School.

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Phila. School Partnership to announce $3.4 million in grants for 2 charter groups

The Philadelphia School Partnership will announce grants totaling $3.4 million Thursday to help two charter organizations with long waiting lists expand in the northern and western parts of the city.

Scholar Academies will receive $1.8 million to help add 600 to 900 seats, while KIPP Philadelphia will receive $1.6 million to serve 700 to 800 more students.

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