How can schools keep kids fed and focused in Philly, which has the highest poverty rate among big U.S. cities?
With a new leader and more staff, it has added annual evaluations for each school to its duties.
Districts around the country are using a variety of methods to help English learners master the language.
The state reimburses charters for leasing costs, but not for construction or renovation. Many schools work around this.
Many agree that the charter law should be changed. But political gridlock, powerful lobbies, and scarce funds make that difficult.
The program helps dropouts get their GEDs, prepare for post-secondary work, and complete their first year.
El programa piloto ayuda a los estudiantes que abandonaron la escuela a obtener sus GEDs, prepararse para estudios postsecundarios, y completar su primer año.
In the nation’s poorest big city, the District’s Division of Food Services is a bulwark against hunger.