42 percent of Philadelphia schools met 2011 federal performance target

    More than 100 Philadelphia schools are celebrating having met the 2011 federally-mandated performance target, and Superintendent Arlene Ackerman was celebrating along with them.

    Ackerman’s speech earned her a standing ovation at the district’s annual leadership convocation. The 110 schools that met the Adequate Yearly Progress requirements showed a higher proficiency in standardized test scores, but represent only 42 percent of the district’s schools.

    Get the details and audio here from NewsWorks/Notebook reporter Ben Herold.

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