By Benjamin Herold, WHYY/Newsworks
Philadelphia’s traditional public schools, charters and Catholic schools historically have been rivals.
Now they are receiving $2.5 million over the next three years from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to foster greater collaboration.
The money will be used to:
· Create a yearlong residency program for training urban principals
· Expand Mastery Charter Schools’ existing program for training teacher coaches
· Develop new assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards in math and English.