Education A National Roundup

Private Consultants Tapped to Advise Phila. High Schools

By Catherine Gewertz — February 23, 2005 1 min read

Three consultants have won contracts totaling $1.5 million to provide technical help to 10 Philadelphia high schools as they make a transition to smaller learning communities.

The Philadelphia School Reform Commission, an appointed panel that has been running the 214,000-student district since its takeover by the state in 2001, voted Feb. 16 to approve the six-month contracts.

Kaplan K12 Learning Services and ResulTech Inc. each won a $450,000 contract to aid three schools, and Princeton Review K-12 Services won a $600,000 contract to help four schools, said district spokesman Joe Lyons.

Consideration of a $300,000 proposal by SchoolWorks to advise two schools was postponed until the panel’s March 16 meeting.

The contracts are part of Philadelphia’s plan to improve secondary education, including creating smaller high schools and advancing a new, standardized curriculum. (“For-Profit Writes Mandatory Courses for Phila. High Schools,” Feb. 9, 2005.)

A version of this article appeared in the February 23, 2005 edition of Education Week

Events

This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Recruitment & Retention Webinar
Recruiting and Retaining a More Diverse Teaching Workforce
We discuss the importance of workforce diversity and learn strategies to recruit and retain teachers from diverse backgrounds.
Content provided by EdWeek Top School Jobs
Student Well-Being Webinar Boosting Teacher and Student Motivation During the Pandemic: What It Takes
Join Alyson Klein and her expert guests for practical tips and discussion on how to keep students and teachers motivated as the pandemic drags on.
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Student Well-Being Webinar
A Holistic Approach to Social-Emotional Learning
Register to learn about the components and benefits of holistically implemented SEL.
Content provided by Committee for Children

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Principal
Meredith, New Hampshire
Inter-Lakes School District
Elementary Principal
Washington State
Wenatchee School District
Principal
Meredith, New Hampshire
Inter-Lakes School District
Elementary Principal
Washington State
Wenatchee School District

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: February 3, 2021
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: January 20, 2021
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read
Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: January 13, 2021
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Obituary In Memory of Michele Molnar, EdWeek Market Brief Writer and Editor
EdWeek Market Brief Associate Editor Michele Molnar, who was instrumental in launching the publication, succumbed to cancer.
5 min read