Parents that gamble by buying a house in a desirable catchment or forgo the lottery or private school application process could end up out of luck
On her blog Raising Philadelphia, Inquirer reporter Miriam Hill wrote quite an amusing piece on her struggle in deciding between public and private.
Some financial incentives from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are encouraging the city, charter schools, and PSD to work together
Yet another inspiring grassroots effort underway to improve a neighborhood school
Despite the official rules surrounding the Volunteer Transfer Program (VTP) working like a lottery, the process itself is somewhat arbitrary and haphazard, putting the power to accept students in the hands of individual schools.