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Focus on Boosting Graduation Rates for All

What’s working? What’s not?

Researchers and advocates are trying to better understand why more Philadelphia students are graduating.

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Neighborhood schools: Fragile gains at risk

While graduation rates are still low, most of these high schools have seen increases. But they are hardest hit by District turmoil and budget-cutting.

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Smaller high schools give graduation rates a boost

Since 2000, the number of options has grown. More students are choosing schools where it’s harder to fall through the cracks.

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Nutter is ‘pleased,’ but not satisfied, with grad-rate gains

Seventy percent of students now finish high school within 6 years. But that falls short of the goal the mayor set when he took office in 2008.

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