By Kristen A. Graham
Students, parents, and teachers from a Port Richmond charter school that the Philadelphia School District has recommended for nonrenewal turned out in force Thursday to ask for a second chance.
Citing poor academic performance, the district’s charter school office said Memphis Street Academy at J.P. Jones should not receive a new charter. The school, which serves grades five through eight, has been run for the last five years by American Paradigm Schools, a local education management company.
It had previously been a district school that was so troubled, it was known by some in the community as “Jones Jail,” parents told the School Reform Commission at its monthly action session.
Full Story: Charter Supporters Ask SRC for a Second Chance, by Kristen A. Graham, Philly.com, 04/27/17