A quick update on what’s happening in Philly education

On Thursday, the School Reform Commission released key findings from its external consultant, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The report surfaces a lot of important information that until this point has been largely unreported. There are several interesting findings — particularly around charter schools and upcoming labor negotiations — that are worth taking a look at and, in some cases, helping to inform our thinking. Here’s the full report if you’re interested.

Most importantly, we think there’s a lot in the report that validates our efforts to expand high-quality schools in Philadelphia. You can read more on the report, including comments from PSP’s Mark Gleason, in Friday’s Inquirer, and in an editorial in today’s Daily News.

We have been busy this summer continuing our work towards raising $100 million to support the expansion of great schools, and expect to make an announcement soon about our progress. Stay tuned!

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School Investments

Since 2011, we’ve invested nearly $60 million to give 25,000 more students access to high-quality schools.


Our goal is to raise $140 million by 2022 to invest in great schools of all types. To date, we’ve raised more than $80 million.

By the Numbers

We invest in schools of all types. Our committed funds are currently invested in charter (65%), district (25%) and private (10%) schools.


Our goal is to ensure 50,000 more students each year are on the path to college by 2022.