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Mark Gleason’s testimony to the School Reform Commission on charter policies

“Any healthy school system must be dynamic in its approach, which means taking action to address low-performing schools” Testimony to the School Reform Commission, Mark Gleason, Executive Director, Philadelphia School Partnership Mr. Chairman, members of the Commission, thank you for your service, and for the opportunity to comment today. I am the executive director of …

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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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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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Our City Council testimony today calling for increased education funding

This week, PSP joined parents, educators, and business leaders across the city calling for increased education funding from the city and state. If paired with common sense financial concessions and reforms to the teachers and principals contracts, increased revenue can achieve better schools for kids, not just maintain the status quo. Read our testimony before …

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PSP calls for increased education funding paired with common sense reforms

Today, Miles Wilson testified during City Council Budget Hearings to support the increased revenue from the city and state and contract changes. Here is his full testimony: Good afternoon Mr. President and Council members. Thank you for the opportunity to speak today. My name is Miles Wilson and I’m with the Philadelphia School Partnership. The …

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