Tag: Mark Gleason

Inquirer: Group offers $35M for new Philly charter schools

By Kristen Graham and Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writers There’s major news afoot in the Philadelphia school landscape: Philadelphia School Partnership is offering up to $35 million over three years to clear the way for the School Reform Commission to approve new charter schools. The money would pay for new charters for 14,000 Philadelphia students. …

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New report details disparities among public schools in Philadelphia

A new report released today by Philadelphia School Advocacy Partners (a partner organization to PSP) uses newly released data to shed light on wide disparities in the performance of public schools in our city. Among other findings, the report shows that despite serving similar student populations, some schools are three times more likely to prepare students to read and do …

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Mark Gleason testifies before PA House Democratic Policy Committee and calls for funding and policies that produce outcomes

Today, Mark Gleason, executive director of PSP, testified before the PA House Democratic Policy Committee at the invitation of Representative Brian Sims. Here is his full testimony: Good afternoon. I would first like to extend my appreciation to Representative Sims and the other members of the Committee for holding this hearing today. There is no …

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Open Letter to Mayor Nutter, Council President Clarke and Members of City Council: Our kids deserve to go to safe, high-quality schools next month. In a city with many challenges, there is no more important or immediate crisis.

Dear Honorable Michael A. Nutter, Honorable Darrell L. Clarke and Members of City Council: We applaud your commitment to ensuring that Philadelphia schools open on time, with enough staff and resource to provide a proper education for the city’s children. We know you also share our conviction that securing the long-term sustainability and improvement of …

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PSP calls on City Council to invest in what’s working in Philadelphia schools

Today, Mark Gleason testified during City Council Budget Hearings to Support the School District’s request for additional city funding as part of reform package. Here is the full text of his testimony: Good afternoon Mr. Chairman, Committee Members, Councilwoman Quinones-Sanchez and Council members. Thank you for the opportunity to speak today on the critical subject …

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