Mastery Charter Schools
Teachers greeted students on day 1 at the Frederick Douglass Charter School at 22nd and Norris in North Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia School Partnership is giving $2.1 million to First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School and $855,000 to Mastery Charter Schools.
At the college fair at Simon Gratz High School, students attending high schools operated by Mastery Charter Schools had the chance to grill potential institutions about post-secondary opportunities.
Parents at an elementary school in Nicetown have voted overwhelmingly to keep the school under district control, instead of converting it to a charter.
Charter school operators were putting their heads together to help students with learning disabilities after they graduate, and were swapping ideas at a forum at Children’s Hospital.
Charter operators and district officials gathered at Boys’ Latin Charter School, in West Philadelphia, to join in the push for city and state money to fill the district’s $304-million budget gap.
This was not your normal pep rally, not by a long shot.
There is a new atmosphere at one Philadelphia high school where, students say, violence used to be commonplace.
Now there are just six Philadelphia schools deemed “persistently dangerous” under state criteria.