Sarah Leitner

Pennsylvania | Organizations

Philly Schools’ Credit Rating Depends on Contract Agreement, State Aid

The Philadelphia School District could face a credit downgrade from its current Ba2 rating if certain reforms do not take place. Moody’s Investors Services, a rating agency, released a report last week calling for a new contract between the school district and the labor unions, improved student retainment, better budgetary management, and the guarantee of […]

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80 Percent of Philly Public School Students Test Below Proficient

National test scores for 2013 show the performance of Philadelphia’s public school students remains essentially unchanged since 2009, with 80 percent of students testing below proficient. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), called the Nation’s Report Card, is the only national assessment for students across the U.S. Philadelphia’s scores were compared with other urban […]

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