On Track Through High School

Changing Requirements in Pennsylvania for High School Graduation: A Research Brief on Pennsylvania Act 158

Changing Requirements in Pennsylvania for High School Graduation: A Research Brief on Pennsylvania Act 158

Beginning with the class of 2023, graduating Pennsylvania high school students will need to demonstrate career or postsecondary preparedness in addition to meeting existing statewide graduation requirements. Read our policy brief to learn about the history of this “high stakes” policy, how research shaped its evolution, and what researchers suggest are its implications for equity in Pennsylvania.

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Graduation in Philadelphia: 12 Key Questions

Graduation in Philadelphia: 12 Key Questions

The purpose of this FAQ is to share what PERC has learned and how our research has been used to help high school students. As high school students return to school buildings post-pandemic, we also talk about how research might be used next year to support equitable pathways to graduation.

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