Inquirer: Group offers $35M for new Philly charter schools

By Kristen Graham and Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writers

There’s major news afoot in the Philadelphia school landscape: Philadelphia School Partnership is offering up to $35 million over three years to clear the way for the School Reform Commission to approve new charter schools.

The money would pay for new charters for 14,000 Philadelphia students. Thirty-nine charter applications await the SRC, which could decide on them next week.

Mark Gleason, executive director of PSP, said the group is trying to “take the cost issue off the table for the district.”

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