Philadelphia School Partnership

(The web site of Philadelphia School Partnership.)

2 Low-Performing Philadelphia Catholic Schools Get Improvement Funds

The Philadelphia School Partnership is giving $137,000 each to St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School, in South Philadelphia, and to St. Helena Incarnation, in Olney.

06/25/2014

(The web site of Philadelphia School Partnership.)

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

Philadelphia School District

Philadelphia School District Opening 3 New High Schools Next Fall

In preparation, the district is encouraging eighth-graders and their parents to take a look.

03/20/2014

(jonathan Cetel of PennCAN, outside the Philadelphia School District headquarters on North Broad Street.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Two Groups Press For Elimination of Teacher Seniority Rules In Philadelphia Schools

Seniority has been a major issue in the ongoing negotiations between the school district and its teachers’ union.

09/30/2013

(File photo of University City High School, now closed.)

Drexel U. Eager To Negotiate Purchase of Closed High School Site

Drexel University is among those considering buying the recently closed University City High School.

09/26/2013

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Walton Foundation Makes $5M Grant To Philadelphia Schools

The foundation started by the family that founded Wal-Mart is making a multi-million dollar grant to Philadelphia schools.

09/18/2013

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Report Urges End To Automatic Teacher Tenure In Philadelphia Public Schools

The report by the National Council on Teacher Quality comes at a time when the district is negotiating a new contract with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.

05/22/2013

(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks at a ceremony at the Shepard Recreation Center, in West Philadelphia, launching the greatphillyschools.org web site.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

New Web Site Helps Philadelphia Parents Choose A School For Their Kids

A Pew report two years ago noted that 40 percent of Philadelphia parents believed they did not have enough information about the school choice options available to them.

10/15/2012

At the podium is Mike O'Neill, at Thursday's announcement at the Edmunds Elementary School. (Credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio)

Local Group Halfway To Raising $100 Million For Philadelphia Schools

The Philadelphia School Partnership has commitments of $52 million toward its goal of $100 million to help expand opportunities at schools it says are doing it right — whether they are public, private or charter.

08/23/2012

(File photo.  Credit: Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

William Penn Foundation Grants $15 Million To Help ‘Great Schools Compact’

It’s a huge gift aimed at kick-starting improvements in Philadelphia schools.

07/08/2012

Philadelphia School District

Philadelphia School Officials Look to Denver For Public-To-Charter Transition Tips

Mayor Nutter and members of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission are heading to Denver on Thursday for a one-day trip to compare notes on cooperation between district and charter schools.

01/03/2012

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