By Mike DeNardo An influential nonprofit group is giving nearly $3 million to two Philadelphia charter school operators. The Philadelphia School Partnership is giving $2.1 million to First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School to establish a second elementary school and a high school. Another $855,000 will go to Mastery Charter Schools, to add 375 seats at …
KYW: Walton Foundation Makes $5M Grant To Philadelphia Schools
The foundation started by the family that founded Wal-Mart is making a multi-million dollar grant to Philadelphia schools.
KYW: New Program Aims To Train Educators Into Principals
A coalition of public, charter and Catholic schools is launching a program to train prospective principals.
It’s a new pipeline for educators who want to become principals.
It’s called The Philadelphia Pathway to Leadership in Urban Schools, or Philly PLUS.
KYW: Gates Foundation Donates $2.5M To Help Improve Philadelphia’s Schools
Philadelphia’s collaboration among public, charter, and Catholic schools is getting a financial shot in the arm from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The effort among Philadelphia’s district, charter, and archdiocesan schools known as the “Great Schools Compact” has received a $2.5-million grant from the Gates Foundation.
KYW: New Web Site Helps Philadelphia Parents Choose A School For Their Kids
A local nonprofit organization has launched a web site that provides one-stop shopping for Philadelphia parents choosing schools for their children.
The web site, greatphillyschools.org, puts, in one place, sortable one-to-ten academic rankings for more than 400 Philadelphia public, private, and parochial schools.
KYW: Local Group Halfway To Raising $100 Million For Philadelphia Schools
A group is halfway toward its goal of raising $100 million for high-performing Philadelphia schools.
The Philadelphia School Partnership has commitments of $52 million toward its goal of $100 million to help expand opportunities at schools it says are doing it right — whether they are public, private or charter.