Study: One-third of Philly students switch high schools, increasing their risk of dropping out
Bill Hangley Jr.
The authors say city schools should boost efforts to improve high school matches and support 8th and 9th graders.
New Report Shows It’s Tough To Keep Teachers Long-Term In Philadelphia School District
CBS 3 Eyewitness News produced a segment on PERC's report on teacher mobility in the School District of Philadelphia.
One in four Philly teachers exit their schools each year
This article from The Philadelphia Public School Notebook discusses PERC's research on teacher mobility in the School District of Philadelphia.
Teachers leave Philly schools at especially high rates, new study says
Kristen A. Graham
This article from The Philadelphia Inquirer discusses PERC's research on teacher mobility in the School District of Philadelphia.
Research Shows Spanish Speakers Take Longer To Learn English. Why?
"A recent study out of Philadelphia tracked kindergartners who were learning English and found that four years later there were major discrepancies between which groups of students had mastered the language.
Students whose home language was Spanish were considerably less likely to reach proficiency than any other subgroup. And, on the extreme end, Spanish speakers were almost half as likely as Chinese speakers to cross the proficiency threshold."