To ensure that great schools can thrive, we are addressing some of the most pressing needs among schools of all types:
Creating The Conditions
Great schools rely on talented teachers and leaders, engaged parents and a supportive policy environment.
So far we have incubated five programs to recruit, train, and retain outstanding educators and school leaders in Philadelphia. In all, our emphasis is on preparing educators the unique challenges of urban schools. For example, over 70 schools in the city are now led or co-led by graduates or residents of PhillyPLUS, a principal training program we incubated. We also facilitate collaboration and shared professional development between schools of all types.
We operate GreatPhillySchools, a multimedia resource that features profiles for over 400 public and private K-12 schools, as well as 1,900 early childhood centers. Last year 100,000 families became champions of their children’s education using GreatPhillySchools resources. Learn more about GreatPhillySchools here.
Philadelphia School Advocacy Partners, our sister advocacy organization, works to advance key policies to flow resources to support high-needs students, reward great teaching, enable quality schools to grow and ensure accountability for schools that are not working. Learn more about Philadelphia School Advocacy Partners here.