Philly Public Schools Fail to Meet State Standard Progress Mark

In the wake of the cheating scandal that rocked the Philadelphia School District, only 33 schools in the city met Pennsylvania’s “Adequate Yearly Progress” standards. That’s down 70 percent from last year’s 110 schools and accounts for only 13 percent of the district’s schools currently in operation. The findings, as determined by results on Pennsylvania System of Standards Assement (known as the PSSA). A majority of the city schools that met the standards are special admission institutions that require students to meet academic standards in order to be admitted. [Inquirer]