by Dale Mezzacappa
Just one out of 10 students who entered a Philadelphia public high school in 1999 had earned a two-or four-year college degree 10 years later, according to recently released data compiled by School District researchers.
“The city’s never before had a pipeline and known how many kids make it through each phase of their education,” said Lori Shorr, the head of Mayor Nutter’s education office, who publicly presented the degree attainment data for the first time earlier this month. “The significance [of this number] is we all know where we’re starting. Unfortunately, we’re not starting at a great place.”
Fri. Oct. 1. Teach: Tony Danza Television Series Premiere. 10–11 p.m. A&E Television Network. The series follows television celebrity Tony Danza’s first year as a 10th grade English teacher at Northeast High School. For more information, visit http://www.aetv.com/teach-tony-danza/.