Today’s front page news: New plans for 2 troubled schools

Last year, we invested $3 million in two North Philadelphia district schools to dramatically improve student achievement. After months of intensive planning, the talented school leaders at Blaine and Kelley will be granted new autonomy to build their teams. Read today’s WHYY piece about how the leaders will work with great new and returning teachers to drive their school-led turnaround plans.

This isn’t business as usual in the District; but it is the type of empowerment all great school leaders need – as Amelia Coleman, principal of Kelley said to the Inquirer of her efforts to make bold changes, “I’ve made some gains, but I can only get us to a certain level. This is an opportunity to take us to the next level. We want teachers who want to be a part of this vision and mission.”

This is the type of urgency that will put two more schools – and hundreds more students – on the path to high achievement. Join us in our work to ensure every child in every neighborhood can attend a great school.

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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.

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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.