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October 15th, 2012

Great Philly Schools: information matters

Today we were proud to launch Great Philly Schools, a project of the Philadelphia School Partnership.

Great Philly Schools brings together information about all schools in Philadelphia: public, charter, parochial and private. The Philadelphia School Partnership achieved something that has never been done before in any American city by bringing together leaders from across all types of schools in Philadelphia to make objective information about education available to all parents in a single convenient place.

Of course a website can't tell you everything you know about choosing a school. As Mayor Nutter asked at today's launch event, parents should spend at least as much time choosing a school as they spend choosing a car. But Consumer Reports, or something much like it, can greatly simplify the process. And now parents have a similar resource for learning about schools.

Education is a complicated issue, but we hope everyone can agree on this: parents should be fully informed of the choices available to them. This website is a step in that direction, and we're proud to be a part of it.

Check out NBC 10's coverage of the launch or just click the play button below.