It seems that barely six months go by without the release of new statistics on high school dropouts in Philadelphia, most of them sobering. Far too many of Philadelphia’s public high school students do not earn a diploma. And so, in a report issued last week by the research arm of Education Week, it was a bit of a shock for Philadelphia to be identified as the exemplar of a city that can improve its high school graduation rate – allegedly, even dramatically so.
Fri. May 1. Empowerment for Women Forum and Luncheon. 11:50 a.m.-1:50 p.m. Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing, 201 South Columbus Blvd. Enjoy workshops and seminars on various topics and receive dance lessons. For ticket information, call Katherine J. Gilmore at 215-686-3438.