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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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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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News and Notes

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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News and Notes

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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News and Notes

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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CSFP Hosts First-Ever Saturday at the National Constitution Center

Jul 22, 2015

On July 11, over 300 CSFP children and their families visited the National Constitution Center at a greatly-reduced admission price. Families learned more about Philadelphia’s unique legacy and deeply-rooted connection to our nation’s origin and growth.  CSFP believes in the added educational value that access to cultural events provide children.  We are delighted to be…

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Events

High School Workshop and School Fair

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Roman Catholic High School
301 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Rising CSFP 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and their parents are invited to join us for our 2015 High School Workshop and School Fair. Learn about scholarship opportunities, application processes, and gain some tips and tricks for interviews before meeting with representatives from local high schools at a school fair. Please note that the High…

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