Jennifer Wright

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Phila. school board approves five new charter schools

Signs were confiscated, protesters were led out by police and both charter school applicants and opponents made last minute appeals on Wednesday evening. At the peak of the testimony, about 150 people filled the auditorium during a special meeting of the commission to announce the decision at the headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia.

Two new charters proposed in Penn's zip code

Forty organizations submitted applications for new charter schools to the Charter Schools Office of the School District of Philadelphia, with at least one application coming from every zip code in West Philadelphia.

Penn researchers and teachers are partnering to improve schools

The first meeting between the Graduate School of Education and the School District of Philadelphia was held yesterday as part of the Shared Solutions research partnership announced in September.

The mini-conference held at the School District headquarters brought together about 100 teachers, administrators and community members to discuss current strategies and possible improvements for the district’s school reform efforts.

Teachers back in school at Penn

The Teachers Institute of Philadelphia brings together Penn faculty and public school teachers from West and Southwest Philadelphia to learn from each other and from Penn professors. 

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