public schools

Our statement on new Funding Commission report

Last week, a bipartisan commission recommended a much-needed new formula for funding Pennsylvania public schools. We commend the commission and support its proposal, which weights school funding according to the needs of students in each district, including implementation of the formula for the upcoming school year. Students and families have waited long enough for a fair funding formula. …

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Daily News: 3 ‘innovative’ high schools coming to N. Phila.

Despite unprecedented financial challenges, the Philadelphia School District is opening three new high schools in North Philadelphia in September as it seeks to redefine urban secondary education.

The schools, described by the district as "small schools of choice," are expected to add a grade each year and eventually to enroll between 475 and 600 students. The nonselective schools will draw half their enrollments from surrounding neighborhoods; the other half will be open to students citywide.

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New investments in district, charter and private schools

Yesterday, we announced that our Great Schools Fund is investing $2.6 million to create more than 850 new seats in innovative, high-quality district, charter and Catholic schools. Read more about it in today’s Inquirer and on WHYY. The grants will fuel the startup of a new innovative district high school, the expansion of a high-performing …

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Philadelphia School Partnership to award $2.6 million in grants

The influential Philadelphia School Partnership, organized to raise $100 million for high-performing city schools, Tuesday announced it would award $2.6 million more in grants.

Its largest gift, $2 million over four years, will support Building 21, a Philadelphia School District high school slated to open in September.

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PSP Invests $2.6 Million in Startup, Expansion, and Incubation of District, Charter and Private Schools

Latest grants will fund new district high school, expansion of high-performing charter school, and planning for new Catholic high school to serve at-risk students.

The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) today announced it will invest $2.6 million in grants from the Great Schools Fund to create more than 850 new seats in high-quality, innovative district, charter, and Catholic schools. The $100 million fund invests in the incubation, startup, expansion and turnaround of schools of all types across Philadelphia.

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WHYY/Newsworks: Philadelphia School Partnership gives $2 million to new public high school

By Kevin McCorry The Philadelphia School Partnership announced Tuesday that it will donate $2.6 million in grant funding in the hopes of aiding the creation of 850 new seats in what it deems high-performing district, charter and Catholic-run schools. Building 21, a new district-run high school opening in the Fall, will receive the majority of …

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