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 …
The foundation started by the family that founded Wal-Mart is making a multi-million dollar grant to Philadelphia schools.
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.
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.
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.
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.