Tag: turnaround grant

A new vision for Neumann-Goretti High School

Yesterday we joined partners and students to celebrate our new investment in Neumann-Goretti, a Catholic high school in South Philadelphia. Watch this clip on 6ABC Action News or read about in today’s Inquirer.The $300,000 grant is supporting the leadership team’s comprehensive plan to ensure all students are prepared for success in college or careers; specifically, the school is …

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PSP Invests $1.4 Million to Support Turnaround of South Philadelphia Catholic School

Grant will support the transformation of St. Thomas Aquinas, part of the Independence Mission Schools network PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) today announced it has awarded $1.4 million from its Great Schools Fund to Independence Mission Schools (IMS) to support the transformation of St. Thomas Aquinas, a PreK-8 parish school serving 300 …

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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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PSP Invests $1.5M to Support Turnaround of North Philadelphia Public School

Grant will support the continued transformation of Frederick Douglass Charter School; Great Schools Fund now has made total investments of more than $37 million PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) today announced it has awarded $1.5 million from its Great Schools Fund to Mastery Charter Schools (Mastery) to support the transformation of Frederick …

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Great News: Two Philly high schools to plan for turnaround

Yesterday we announced four investments in public and private schools, including our first investments to help transform a neighborhood district high school – Roxborough High – and a Catholic High School, Neumann-Goretti in South Philadelphia.   Read about the investments in today’s Inquirer. These investments underscore the fact that Philadelphia has great schools of all types, but …

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Today’s front page news: New plans for 2 troubled schools

Last year, we invested $3 million in two North Philadelphia district schools to dramatically improve student achievement. After months of intensive planning, the talented school leaders at Blaine and Kelley will be granted new autonomy to build their teams. Read today’s WHYY piece about how the leaders will work with great new and returning teachers to …

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Philadelphia Inquirer: New money, new plans for 2 troubled Phila. schools

Khyrie Brown stood outside his school and enumerated the things he was going to tell School Reform Commission Chairman Bill Green on a tour of Blaine Elementary on Monday.

The school lacks adequate supplies, said Khyrie, an eighth grader. Its equipment is old, its classes are too big, and it doesn't have enough staff.

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WHYY: Two North Philly grade schools to undergo massive staffing changes in hopes of ‘turnaround’

Two elementary schools in North Philadelphia will undergo massive staffing changes before the 2014-15 school year in an attempt to transform school culture and student performance.

Blaine Elementary in Strawberry Mansion and W.D. Kelley Elementary in Brewerytown have been selected for what the Philadelphia School District is calling a "district-led renaissance turnaround."

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Philadelphia Inquirer: 2 Philly public schools to split $3 million in grants

Two Philadelphia School District elementary schools will receive grants totaling $3 million to upgrade their academics as they absorb students from nearby schools that have closed.

The Philadelphia School Partnership announced Wednesday that William D. Kelley in Brewerytown and James G. Blaine in Strawberry Mansion would each receive a $1.5 million grant over several years to develop academic turnaround plans.

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PSP invests $3 million in turnaround of two public schools

Grants will support turnarounds at Kelley and Blaine Elementary Schools, each of which is expanding enrollment by 50% due to nearby closing schools The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) today announced it will invest $3 million from its Great Schools Fund to support the turnaround of two district-managed public elementary schools in North Philadelphia, William D. …

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