Connecting Students and Schools
How Long Does It Take Philadelphia High Schoolers to Get to School? Transit Times to School District of Philadelphia High Schools in 2018
By: Molly Pileggi, Marc L. Stein, Alyn Turner, and Nathaniel Dewey
This report uses School District of Philadelphia high school student enrollment and residence data to estimate student commutes to all 52 traditional district high schools via public transit.
By: Matthew P. Steinberg, Molly Pileggi, and Ruth Neild
This study uses four years of student-level data for all students enrolled in Philadelphia public high schools from the 2013-14 through 2016-17 school years. We examine the characteristics of mobile students and the types of schools they most commonly exit and enter as well as the characteristics of schools with higher rates of student mobility.
Present from the Start: Ninth Grade Attendance Patterns in the School District of Philadelphia, 2015-2017
By: Ted Wills, Ruth Curran Neild, Molly Pileggi
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.
By: Jessica K. Beaver, Brittan Hallar, Lucas Westmaas
This brief defines blended learning and presents a set of literature-based conditions for implementation that the charter and district schools of Philadelphia can use to guide their efforts at integrating blended learning approaches into ongoing instructional improvement initiatives.