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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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Press

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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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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Events

School Choice: The Role of the Constitution and the Courts in Improving Education

Monday, November 2, 2015

4:00 PM

National Constitution Center
Independence Mall
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

Join area experts for two sessions focusing on education in Philadelphia and the nation. The first panels features four nonprofit leaders for a discussion of equal education in Philadelphia: Ina Lipman of CSFP, Mark Gleason of Philadelphia School Partnership, Deborah Gordon Klehr of the Education Law Center, and Donna Cooper of Public Citizens for Health….

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Pennsylvania’s Budget Impasse: What it Means

Aug 18, 2015

As the Pennsylvania budget impasse continues into its seventh week, Pennsylvanians may be left wondering what the delay will affect. PA.gov has compiled a handy FAQ that illustrates the impact the impasse will have on the Commonwealth, which you can access here. If you have applied to the Pennsylvania Educational Tax Credit programs (either EITC…

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Exposing the “Opportunity Gap” for Low-Income Students

Aug 18, 2015

A recent report titled Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic* illustrates the state of high school graduation across America. The report highlights the many factors that contribute to a student’s likelihood to drop out of high school. One major factor is family income. Students from low-income families…

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CSFP Hosts 9th Annual Summer Math and Writing Tutorial

Jul 22, 2015

For three weeks this summer, rising CSFP eighth graders and recently-graduated CSFP alumni entering ninth grade are receiving additional academic support at our Math and Writing tutorials. Over forty-five children are attending the six-session tutorial. Four area teachers are conducting sessions focused on strengthening skills in Math and Writing so that CSFP alumni have a…

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