Philly’s Black-led charter schools have alleged bias by the district. Now the claims will be investigated.

The African-American Charter Schools Coalition launched last year and now encompasses 20 schools serving 15,000 students. It has cited an analysis the group did that showed Black-led charters make up 19% of the city’s charter community but account for 87% of the schools closed or recommended for nonrenewal by the school board between 2010 and 2020. | From: The Inquirer (Read more.)

Civic and Community Engagement

Kensington Community Resilience Fund will award $10,000 grants to eligible community groups this summer

The Kensington Community Resilience Fund is a public-private-community partnership between the City of Philadelphia, funders, and the Kensington, Harrowgate, and Fairhill communities. The fund will award grants to community organizations and groups in those neighborhoods. The first round offers $10,000 grants for general operations. | From: Kensington Voice (Read more.)