News & Notes: Philly Great Schools Compact 

Ed Week: Fiscal Pressures Squeeze Philadelphia Schools as Opening Looms

Aug17

Philadelphia’s scramble this week to find the $50 million in emergency aid Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. says is needed to open schools as scheduled exposed deep rifts about how to fix the district’s chronic fiscal problems. On the hot seat, both short and long term: a district that’s laid off thousands of teachers and […] More »

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Update from the Philadelphia Great Schools Compact Committee

Jul20

The Great Schools Compact is a joint commitment of school providers and education leaders to ensure that policies, strategies and resources align to a common goal of providing a high-performing school option for every child. In this update the Committee continued its discussion of the School District’s School Performance Index (SPI), affirming several points as it prepares to make a recommendation to the SRC and addressed issues concerning charter school application forms and process's. More »

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Phildadelphia Great Schools Compact Update Meeting #12 & #13

May02

Update #12 The Committee is working on a community engagement strategy for the Great Schools Compact, with the goal of sharing information the Compact’s forward movement and status with a broader group of interested parties, and soliciting their input and ideas being explored and pursued by the Committee. PSP walked the Committee through an updated […] More »

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Philadelphia Great Schools Compact Update: Meeting #11

Apr30

April 18, 2012 1.  The Philadelphia School Partnership gave an overview of the GreatPhillySchools, the product line that will provide the community access to school information and performance data across all systems. The initiative will launch in fall 2012, in partnership with several other nonprofit stakeholders. 2. With the Gates’ proposal deadline approaching, the committee […] More »

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Philadelphia Great Schools Compact: Update #9

Apr16

Update from the Compact Committee – Meeting #9 Mar 30, 2012 The Committee addressed questions and concerns of charter schools relative to current charter modification and expansion policies. These included a lack of clarity about the timing and criteria for decisions on charter modification and inconsistencies in the criteria used to make modification decisions in recent […] More »

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Philadelphia Great Schools Compact update #8 from the Compact Committee

Apr02

Meeting #8—March 14, 2012   1. The School District gave an update on the School Performance Index (SPI) appeals process, in response to concerns raised by charter schools regarding the latest SPI scores: a. Schools for which there are no parent or student surveys will receive an “N/A” for those items, a change that will alter the […] More »

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