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Two Philadelphia Charter School Operators Get Expansion Grants

The Philadelphia School Partnership is giving $2.1 million to First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School and $855,000 to Mastery Charter Schools.

06/18/2014

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

Mastery Charter Schools Holds College Fair For Its 10th-11th Graders

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.

05/07/2014

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Parents Vote Overwhelmingly To Keep Steel Elementary School Under District Control

Parents at an elementary school in Nicetown have voted overwhelmingly to keep the school under district control, instead of converting it to a charter.

05/02/2014

(Ron Harvey of Mastery Charter Schools.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Charter Operators Developing Post-Graduation Strategies For Students With Disabilities

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.

06/04/2013

(Schools superintendent William Hite speaks to a charter school group urging more school funding.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Phila. Charter Schools Urge City and State To Increase Education Funding Citywide

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.

05/23/2013

(Eagles' cheerleaders perform at a pre-testing rally at Smedley School, in Frankford.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

With Balloons and Cheers, Philadelphia School Gets Kids Hyped For PSSA Testing

This was not your normal pep rally, not by a long shot.

04/09/2013

(A Philadelphia Police cruiser sits outside Gratz High School on September 20th following a shooting in the Broad Street subway that was initially believed to involve Gratz students.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 3: Getting Tough on Violence

There is a new atmosphere at one Philadelphia high school where, students say, violence used to be commonplace.

10/04/2012

Simon Gratz Mastery Charter High School principal LaQuanda Jackson talks with reporters about Gratz's removal from the "persistently dangerous" list.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia’s List of ‘Persistently Dangerous’ Schools Gets Pared Down

Now there are just six Philadelphia schools deemed “persistently dangerous” under state criteria.

09/05/2012

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