Tuesday, July 28, 2015

$2.6 million for district, charter, Catholic schools

The influential Philadelphia School Partnership, organized to raise $100 million for high-performing city schools, is giving $2.6 million more to district, charter and Catholic schools, it announced Tuesday.

$2.6 million for district, charter, Catholic schools

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The influential Philadelphia School Partnership, organized to raise $100 million for high-performing city schools, is giving $2.6 million more to district, charter and Catholic schools, it announced Tuesday.

Its largest grant, $2 million, will support Building 21, a new Philadelphia School District high school slated to open in September in North Philadelphia. The school - will will eventually educate 600 students - will use "competency-based" curriculum that allows students to progress once they show mastery of skills. It will not have admissions criteria.

PSP's next-largest grant, $575,000, will go to help New Foundations Charter School in Northeast Philadelphia expand.

The group will also give $88,000 to help a group of district and charter schools plan for regional collaboration in North Philadelphia. The group includes Aspira of Pennsylvania, Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Nueva Esperanza, Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez and the Philadelphia School District.

It will also grant $25,000 to Liguori Academy for planning a new, alternative Catholic high school for at-risk students.


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