Today’s front page news

On the front page of this morning’s Inquirer, Superintendent Hite sent a strong message on the need to end teacher seniority and called the current budget crisis “an opportunity to reset our work, purpose, and values, and construct something that looks very different going forward.”

Giving more kids access to great schools means a change from how we’ve operated in the past, and few changes would be more powerful that this one. To date, we’ve invested over $20 million in nearly two dozen great schools and what we see again and again is thatgreat schools are led by great principals who have the freedom to decide which teachers are best able to meet the needs of their students.

This comes on the heels of some other big announcements this week:

This is all very good news for Philadelphia kids and families. While the current budget crisis presents real challenges, we are seeing more and more signs of courageous leadership paving a new way forward for our schools.

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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.