We wanted to be sure you saw this opinion piece in this morning’s Inquirer by PSP Board Member, Janine Yass. Janine makes the case for why investing in what’s working – including the District’s Renaissance school turnaround program – is making a real difference for Philadelphia families and calls on our city’s leaders to embrace …
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As lawmakers in Harrisburg enter the final days of negotiation on the state budget, we wanted to be sure you read two pieces in today’s Inquirer that articulate why we must focus on both fully funding our schools and ensuring any new funding better serves our kids. First, public school parent Christine Carlson explains how …
Philadelphia Inquirer: Phila. School Partnership to get a $4.5 million gift
The Philadelphia School Partnership is scheduled to announce Tuesday that it will receive $4.5 million from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation to help increase enrollment in high-performing city schools.
Philadelphia Inquirer: Wissahickon Charter to get $1.5 million grant to expand
The Philadelphia School Partnership will announce Friday that it is awarding a $1.5 million grant to Wissahickon Charter School in Nicetown to help it expand.
Today’s front page news
On the front page of this morning’s Inquirer, Superintendent Hite sent a strong message on the need to end teacher seniority and called the current budget crisis “an opportunity to reset our work, purpose, and values, and construct something that looks very different going forward.” Giving more kids access to great schools means a change …
$600,000 grant to city’s Catholic high schools
The Philadelphia School Partnership will announce Monday that it's giving the Faith in the Future Foundation a $600,000 planning grant to aid the eight Catholic high schools in the city.
Reforms for next school contract
It's not every day that we can point to a labor negotiation as a great opportunity for children.
We are members of the Coalition for Effective Teaching, a coalition of the city's education, business, and community leaders who want the public to know that, while the discussion about the Philadelphia School District contract likely will focus on money and budget issues, the negotiations also present a unique opportunity to boost the effectiveness of teaching and learning in our schools.
Philadelphia Inquirer Op-ed: Build on district’s improvements
With a $304 million budget gap, the School District of Philadelphia faces a financial crisis. Superintendent William Hite and the School Reform Commission have requested a combination of new revenues and savings. But these requests are about more than closing a deficit.
Philadelphia Inquirer: $6 million to aid three Phila. public schools
Three progressive Philadelphia public schools will expand in the fall as a result of a $6 million investment from a city nonprofit with growing clout, officials announced Wednesday.
Philadelphia Inquirer: On-the-job training program for Phila. principals to announce first group
Who wants to be a principal in Philadelphia?
Plenty of people, apparently - even amid a backdrop of budget cuts, school closings, and tough contract negotiations.
A new, on-the-job training program for Philadelphia public, charter, and parochial school leaders has selected its first crop of "transformational" principals, and is scheduled to be formally announced Friday.