Scholar Academies

Today’s News: Our latest grant to a high-quality school

We celebrated the first day of school today at Mastery Frederick Douglass by announcing a $1.5 million grant to support the school’s continued transformation. You can read about the announcement in today’s Inquirer. Our grant to Douglass is an investment in two of the pillars critical to making Philadelphia a city of great schools: high standards and …

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Progress in the face of obstacles

Despite the enormous challenges of a budget crisis that can feel all-consuming, many transformative school leaders and teachers find a way to enable their kids to succeed. Yesterday, 498 seniors from five high schools announced their post-graduation plans at Mastery Charter School’s second annual College Signing Day. Graduates will enroll in 98 institutes of higher …

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School opens for some Philadelphia students

Despite heated rhetoric and daily news coverage of the challenges facing many Philadelphia schools this fall, some students have already returned to school and are working to achieve high-quality academic results.  Here’s great coverage of the opening of three schools in our investment portfolio: KIPP Elementary School returns for new school year, Fox29 Students walk …

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The Philadelphia Business Journal: Philadelphia School Partnership hands out 2 grants; PSP wants to raise $100 million for the fund and has raised more than $53 million of that

The Philadelphia School Partnership has awarded two grants totaling $3.4 million to help two charter-school operators expand.

The nonprofit gave a $1.8 million grant to Scholar Academies for its plan to expand its operations by 600 to 900 students. Scholar Academies operates Young Scholars Charter School and Young Scholars Frederick Douglass Charter School.

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Phila. School Partnership to announce $3.4 million in grants for 2 charter groups

The Philadelphia School Partnership will announce grants totaling $3.4 million Thursday to help two charter organizations with long waiting lists expand in the northern and western parts of the city.

Scholar Academies will receive $1.8 million to help add 600 to 900 seats, while KIPP Philadelphia will receive $1.6 million to serve 700 to 800 more students.

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