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The Constitution and School Choice

Nov 6, 2015

Watch video of Ina Lipman of the Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia, Mark Gleason of the Philadelphia School Partnership, and Deborah Gordon Klehr of the Education Law Center examine the state of Philadelphia public education, what an “equal education” in Philadelphia would look like, and their specific proposals for getting there. They also explain what, if…

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Press

Politics trumps poor kids in Keystone budget impasse

Nov 4, 2015

State funding to public school districts has been frozen for months, but the lack of a budget has also iced Educational Improvement Tax Credit scholarships, which are privately raised but administered by the state Department of Community and Economic Development…

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Events

CSFP Application Launch

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

9:30AM

National Constitution Center
525 Arch St,
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Join CSFP for the opening of our scholarship application for the 2016-2017 school year at the National Constitution Center. Show your support for our program and join in the excitement of the release of new applications. The program will begin at 9:45AM and we will begin accepting applications for our random scholarship lottery upon the…

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Events

CSFP @ Adventure Aquarium

Oct 22, 2015

CSFP Families: You’re Invited! In partnership with Art-Reach, we invite you and your family to join us for a day at the Adventure Aquarium on November 14, 2015 at a deeply discount rate. Check your e-mail for this special offer! NOTE: For special pricing, an e-mail admission ticket from CSFP IS required. For more information, contact…

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News and Notes

Among the 10 Largest Cities, Philly has Highest Deep-poverty Rate

Oct 21, 2015

The Philadelphia Inquirer recently reported that Philadelphia has the highest rate of deep poverty among America’s largest cities. The causes for deep poverty are many and complicated, but when interviewed for the Inquirer, Drexel University economist Neeta Fogg cited issues related to educational attainment as a major factor. Participation in the job market requires an…

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News and Notes

CSFP High School Workshop Focuses on Next Steps

Oct 20, 2015

On Saturday, October 17, CSFP hosted its 6th annual High School Workshop at Roman Catholic High School. Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades who currently receive CSFP scholarships attended with their parents to learn about the high school application and admission process. Since CSFP scholarships end in 8th grade, CSFP hosts this event every…

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CSFP’s Model Touted as Best Investment in Education in Wall Street Journal

Oct 6, 2015

On October 5, The Wall Street Journal published an article by James Piereson and Naomi Schaefer Riley detailing the impact of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s $100million gift to Newark, New Jersey Public Schools in 2010. The article cited a newly-released book by journalist Dale Russakoff titled “The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?” which…

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Germantown Siblings Prepare to Sing for the Pontiff

Sep 28, 2015

CSFP siblings take part in Papal visit activities. Posted on Newsworks.org, September 25, 2015.

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Education Gap Between Rich and Poor Is Growing Wider

Sep 23, 2015

Posted on The New York Times, September 22, 2015.

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News and Notes

Two very different realities: Back to School for Philly Kids

Sep 17, 2015

Back to school time is serves to motivate all of our partners – from scholarship students, parents, teachers and participating schools to take full advantage of the educational opportunities afforded them. It is also a motivational time for CSFP staff, as we receive emails, calls, and messages through our social media channels from parents, thanking…

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