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Building on Our Momentum

  • BUILDING ON OUR MOMENTUM

    Since implementing our Action Plan in 2014, the School District of Philadelphia has been making strategic investments to improve schools citywide.  Those investments are making a difference. School Progress Report scores and graduation rates have increased for three years in a row. Student achievement, progress and school climate scores are rising. More students are in school, performing better and having college- and career-readiness experiences. We have twice as many schools performing at the highest tiers of performance and 50% fewer lower-performing schools.

    We are proud of our progress but there is much more work to do to deliver on our vision: For ALL children to have access to a great school, close to where they live.”

    The Proposed SY2019-2020 Investment Plan will build on prior investments and support new priorities to further improve academic outcomes for students.

    NEW INVESTMENTS

    • Expanding our K-3 literacy model to grades 4 and 5
    • Building a strong foundation to improve math teaching and learning
    • Strengthening college- and career-readiness supports for students
    • Adding more services and supports in schools to help all learners succeed

    We invite you to learn more by watching the videos and reviewing the budget documents below.

    Videos

    EARLY LITERACY

    Since 2014 our students have shown progress in literacy across every tested grade level.

    ALL LEARNERS

    53% of schools have improved achievement scores.

    COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS

    63% of schools serving grades 9-12 have improved their college and career readiness scores.

    Downloadable Investment Resources