This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
Here’s a quick rundown of our Renaissance Schools coverage from late January/early February:
- The list of Renaissance Eligible and Renaissance Alert Schools, which is where the conversation about the fallout from this plan kicked off.
- An FAQ of information about the plan, the process, what it means for teachers, and more. This post prompted discussion about how this news jibes with the new union contract.
- A list of information the District has shared about the plan.
- A list of FAQs for Renaissance Schools staff and a call for readers to post additional questions.
- An implementation timeline.
- An explanation of what the plan likely means for the union, since Renaissance Schools can be turned over to outside managers.
- A quick summary of a typical Renaissance Eligible School in terms of demographics, poverty, and length of teacher tenure at the school.
- The larger list of 76 low-performing schools from which the Renaissance Eligible and Alert Schools was taken.
- The text of a post the PFT put on its site to answer "members’ questions & dispel rumors."
- A call for feedback from people affected by the Renaissance Schools plan.
- Here’s the article built from parent and teacher feedback.
- TAG is organizing a meeting, and Ron Whitehorne will blog about the developments and perspectives on the plan. First topic: reconstitution.
- Details about the School Performance Index.
- Our edition on School Turnarounds is now available!
You can bookmark this page for a running list of all articles and blog posts with info about Renaissance Schools. This post will also be updated with an annotated list of coverage, including articles from our edition on school turnaround, which comes out next week.
Let me know if there’s any other info you’re looking for about Renaissance Schools, or if there’s a better way we can organize this info for you.