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!