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How Mission Schools came to be


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There’s an interesting backstory to the visit of Gov. Corbett to Philadelphia last week (Jan. 12, 2013) to tout the state’s expanded voucher program for non-public schools. Of course, they are not called vouchers, but scholarships, and the money does not come directly out of the state treasury.  Instead, Pennsylvania businesses get to deduct from their state taxes money donated […]

Making it work at the DePaul School

By Morgan Zalot As Catholic schools throughout Philadelphia close their doors for good, one school in the heart of Germantown has found a way to flourish and last week was named as one of the 13 so-called mission schools in Philadelphia. In 2003, the DePaul Catholic School, known then as St. Martin DePorres, had a problem – enrollment had dwindled to just […]