District school? Charter? Private? Philly school-choice advocates want streamlined applications

November 14, 2018

Sylvia P. Simms with Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. before she left the School Reform Commission.

By Staff

Multiple applications and deadlines. Confusion over the process and where to get information. Inconsistent support for families trying to navigate their choices.

Choosing and applying for schools in Philadelphia can be a challenge, according to a report Wednesday by a pro-school-choice group. It recommends steps to streamline the application process across all schools — whether they be district, charter, or private.

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