January 3 — 3:32 pm, 2012

Philly education delegation heading to Denver

Mayor Michael Nutter and School Reform Commission Chair Pedro Ramos will join a delegation on a visit to Denver to learn how that district has handled district and charter cooperation. Today, they spoke at a press conference at Dunbar Elementary Promise Academy.

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According to WHYY/NewsWorks, the trip is being paid for by the Gates Foundation. The trip is being paid for by the William Penn Foundation. Last month, the foundation announced that Philadelphia would receive a $100,000 grant to support planning for its "Great Schools Compact."

The delegation will include:

  • Mayor Michael Nutter

  • School Reform Commission Chair Pedro Ramos

  • School Reform Commissioner Wendell Pritchett

  • Mayor’s Chief Education Officer and Executive Advisor Lori Shorr

  • Philadelphia School Partnership Executive Director Mark Gleason

  • Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools Executive Director Robert Fayfich

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