KYW/CBS: Two Philadelphia Charter School Operators Get Expansion Grants

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 …

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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.

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