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In the fifth largest city in the United States, the Teachers Institute of Philadelphia brings the resources of the University of Pennsylvania to a school district where 214 schools serve 131,000 students, of whom 78 percent are either African American or Hispanic – and the same percentage are eligible for free school meals. The Institute was admitted to the League of Teachers Institutes in 2007. The target audience is 22-25 schools mainly adjacent to the University, with more than 18,000 students and 1,200 teachers. Successful completion of a seminar earns 30 Act 48 credits.
The founding director of the Institute is Alan J. Lee.
The Penn Compact and the Teachers Institute
An Innovative Partnership
Some Lessons from Philadelphia
Forging Collaborative Relationships
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