Ticket sales at the Met are helping Philly school students find their voices

Philadelphia schools are seeing their first donation from ticket sales at the newly-opened Met on North Broad Street.

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New fundraising effort asks diners to tip servers, school district

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The nonprofit that raises money for the Philadelphia school district will soon be asking restaurant patrons to chip in for schools.

Tip your server, and while you're at it, would you like to leave a little for the School District?  

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Philly school progress report shows improvement, but more work lies ahead | Opinion

In 2013, the School District of Philadelphia introduced the School Progress Report to provide a tool for evidence-based decisions about teaching and learning at the school level. The SPR allows Philadelphians to look at the performance of our public schools, district and charter, across multiple dimensions. More importantly, principals are able to make decisions about teaching and learning based on the report’s data.

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District Schools Mark Three Consecutive Years of Improvement Citywide on School Progress Report

The School District of Philadelphia celebrated three consecutive years of improvement among both District-led and charter schools. Results released today from the 2017-2018 School Progress Report (SPR) show that the average Overall SPR score for citywide schools increased nine points from 33 percent in 2014-2015 to 42 percent in 2017-2018.

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Have a tax abatement? Donate it to Philly’s public schools, nonprofit urges.

After Alison Stohr bought her Point Breeze home in 2015, she got a 10-year property tax abatement from the city, which saves her nearly $3,000 in annual taxes.

But instead of keeping the savings, Stohr is donating it to Philadelphia’s public schools.

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Live Nation donates $0.25 of every ticket sold at The Met to Philly Public Schools

Live Nation and developer Eric Blumenfeld announced Bob Dylan and his Band as the first act to play the renovated Met Philadelphia.

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Philly musicians form super group to pay tribute to 'The Band’ and proceeds fund Philly Schools

On Thanksgiving Day 1976, the original line-up of The Band took its final bow at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom, inviting an all-star roster of special guests for what would become one of the most revered concert films of all time. Thirty-seven years later, the Philadelphia music community came together to re-create The Last Waltz at the Trocadero, raising money for music education programs in the city while celebrating the iconic roots-rock band’s timeless songs.

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FUNDAMENTALS FIELD REPORT W/ GUEST BLOGGER, BRANDON PANKEY, VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & OPERATIONS, LIVE NATION URBAN

My name is Brandon Pankey and I am Vice President of Business Development and Operations for Live Nation Urban and Executive Director for Destined to Achieve Successful Heights (DASH). Most importantly, I am a PROUD product of the School District of Philadelphia. When I was asked to write a blog post on behalf of The Fund, it was a no brainer to discuss just how important investing in music education is for our beloved district. 

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FUNDAMENTALS FIELD REPORT w/ GUEST BLOGGER, LEAD GRANTS DEVELOPMENT & SUPPORT SPECIALIST LAURA LAU

Hi my name is Laura Lau. I’m the Lead Grant Development and Support Specialist for the School District of Philadelphia. Besides writing grants for District-wide initiatives, I’m responsible for helping principals, teachers, school staff, parents, caregivers, home and school associations, friends of groups, and nonprofits, collectively known as school communities, to plan and develop their priority projects to benefit students and schools.

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11 local schools win coveted National Blue Ribbon prize

Eleven local schools just received a feather in the cap from the United States Department of Education by being named Monday to the 2018 list of National Blue Ribbon winners.

From Philadelphia to Lansdale, schools were highlighted for their excellence — either by virtue of their academic achievements, or their success in narrowing achievement gaps. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the winners Monday.

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