Great Schools Compact


New Program Aims To Train Educators Into Principals

A coalition of public, charter and Catholic schools is launching a program to train prospective principals.


SRC member Joseph Dworetzky addresses last night's meeting. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

SRC Weighs Plan To Eliminate 50k Seats At Low-Performing Schools

A plan to give every Philadelphia child the option to attend a high-quality school was the focus of the School Reform Commission last night.


(Bill Gates in this file photo. The Philadelphia School District is expected to be in the running for a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Philadelphia School District Eyes Gates Foundation Grant

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is holding a grant competition that promotes collaborations between school district and charter schools. On Tuesday, Mayor Nutter is expected to announce that the Foundation has accepted Philadelphia’s application for the competition.


file photo (Getty Images)

City Hopes To Improve Performance, Cash In On Grants With Student Consolidation

It’s called the Great Schools Compact, and the city is hoping it’ll be worth millions in grants from the Gates Foundation.