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Howell, Octavia – Pew Charitable Trusts, 2018
By many measures, Philadelphia is on an upswing, with a growing population, an influx of new investment, and rising household incomes. Yet at the same time, a significant share of the city's residents are struggling. More than a quarter--about 400,000 people--live below the poverty line, which is about $19,700 a year for an adult with two children…
Descriptors: Poverty, Health, Crime, Access to Education
Pew Charitable Trusts, 2017
The performance of public schools and the achievement of their students influence many important outcomes beyond the classroom, including one that may seem surprising: health. Studies consistently show a strong correlation between educational level and health over a lifetime, even after controlling for demographic characteristics such as income.…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Low Achievement, Child Health
Ginsberg, Thomas – Pew Charitable Trusts, 2015
This report examines the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) and its effectiveness in helping Philadelphians attain higher education and marketable job skills. The study compares the college with three sets of similar institutions nationwide based on data from 2008 to 2013 and includes insights from the school's leaders, as well as local and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Evaluation, Tuition, Outcomes of Education
Griffith, Michael; Millard, Maria – Pew Charitable Trusts, 2015
This report examines how a new, comprehensive state education funding formula, if adopted by Pennsylvania, would impact the School District of Philadelphia. After comparing Philadelphia with 10 other big city districts across the country, the analysis concludes that a state formula based on district needs, demographics, and ability to pay--such as…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Educational Finance, School Districts, Resource Allocation
Sharkey, Patrick; Graham, Bryan – Pew Charitable Trusts, 2013
This report adds to the growing body of research as it examines economic mobility across 96 U.S. metropolitan areas and the role of place in Americans' prospects of moving up or down the economic ladder. It also offers insight on why and how location matters. Although a host of factors, such as state and local policies and labor market conditions,…
Descriptors: Metropolitan Areas, Social Mobility, Economic Status, Neighborhoods
Lieberman, Janet, Ed. – The Pew Charitable Trusts Center for At Risk Students Newsletter, 1989
This newsletter focuses on three activities of LaGuardia Community College: the formation of a Center for At Risk Students; the college's International High School (IHS), a collaborative program that serves high school students who are high-risk because of their limited English proficiency; and "Exploring Transfer," a two-year/four-year college…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges