Reform

Charter Schools in Philadelphia: Educating Without a Blueprint

This week NPR featured a three part series that takes a look at Philadelphia public schools—one of the nation’s largest and most troubled districts. The third part of the series focuses on Simon Gratz High School, a school currently undergoing the turnaround process. Gratz was once one of the city’s most violent and underperforming high… Continue reading Charter Schools in Philadelphia: Educating Without a Blueprint

Budgets · Students

Bridgeport Schools to Receive $11 million in Federal Grants

Tuesday, Superintendent Paul Vallas announced Bridgeport Public Schools will receive an $11.1 million federal grant over the next three years. The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Education’s Magnet Schools Assistance Program. The district will receive $3.2 million in the first year, and then $3.9 million in the second and third years. This… Continue reading Bridgeport Schools to Receive $11 million in Federal Grants