Present from the Start: Ninth Grade Attendance Patterns in the School District of Philadelphia, 2015-2017

Present from the Start: Ninth Grade Attendance Patterns in the School District of Philadelphia, 2015-2017


By: Ted Wills, Ruth Curran Neild, Molly Pileggi

April 2019

This report studies attendance patterns of first-time SDP ninth graders during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years. It examines the spread of overall attendance rates in these two student cohorts, patterns over the course of their ninth grade year, and how those patterns differ for students with different levels of academic achievement.

Supporting Early Readers in Philadelphia’s Independent Charter Schools: An Initial Inquiry into Cross-School Collaboratives

Supporting Early Readers in Philadelphia’s Independent Charter Schools: An Initial Inquiry into Cross-School Collaboratives


By: Rachel Comly, Ryan Fink, Jill Pierce, Adrianne Flack

January 2019

This study is an initial inquiry into the need and opportunity for cross-school professional learning for educators at Philadelphia charter schools. The study team interviewed teachers and leaders in early literacy instruction from six independent charter schools in Philadelphia. ​