Numbers look good in Philly schools report on student achievement

    The School District of Philadelphia has released it’s annual report on student achievement, and the numbers continue to be promising.

    The School District of Philadelphia has released its annual report on student achievement, and the numbers continue to be promising.

    For the first time, more than half of Philadelphia’s Public School students are meeting or exceeding state standards in math and reading, and the graduation rate now 60%. Superintendent Dr. Arlene Ackerman says she’s pleased but won’t get complacent.

    Ackerman:
    I believe if you build it they will come. We are pleased with the progress we have made and we will shout it from the rooftops to anyone that will listen to us, but our city will never be the city that it can be if our schools are barely surviving.

    Ackerman says the schools will take the additional $20-million collected from the tax amnesty program in the city and use it for programs that offer classes geared toward returning dropouts.

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