During the 2014-15 school year, we initiated an exciting new partnership with the School District of Philadelphia (SDP). SDP served 142,266 students in the 2014-15 school year: the student population consists of 86% students of color, and 80% of students are economically disadvantaged.

At present, our current partnership with the SDP is directly supporting 114 educators serving 1721 students across three K-8 Schools (Tanner G. Duckrey School, Mary McLeod Bethune and Edward Gideon School) all in North Philadelphia. Of the three schools we partner with in Philadelphia, 96 percent of the students that we serve are categorized by the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) as economically disadvantaged and 99.9% are students of color.

For more information about working with Partners in the Capital Corridor, please contact Derek Mitchell at 415.824.6196 or send us an email.

Partners in School Innovation is a great match for the particular schools in my network because they are all in need of a structural framework that can help solidify instructional systems. These systems need to be embedded and sustainable. The principals and teachers are truly interested and capable of transforming their schools and Partners was the piece that was missing. With the principal knowledge and the strategic structures and coaching of Partners in School Innovation, it’s a perfect match.

John Tupponce

Assistant Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania