What keeps high school students engaged, on track to graduation, and acquiring the competencies they will need as they enter adulthood? Research in this area examines high school outcomes in Philadelphia and how schools, families, and the community can help students succeed.

More than 1 in every 10 students in Philadelphia speaks a home language other than English and receives services to build proficiency in English. PERC has partnered with the School District of Philadelphia and charter schools to understand the students' trajectories toward English proficiency and effective strategies for supporting these learners.

Philadelphia has a civic goal of having all students read well by the time they enter fourth grade. Guided by the strong research base on effective strategies for developing young children's literacy, PERC has studied how the city's charter schools teach reading and writing in kindergarten through third grade.

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The Philadelphia Education Research Consortium makes its home at Research for Action,

a nonprofit education research organization.

100 South Broad Street, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19110


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