The School District of Philadelphia operates 13 accelerated high schools to help get off-track students (e.g., over-age, under-credited youth) back on track to graduation. This project examines literacy teaching and learning at the accelerated high schools to support program implementation and professional development there and to inform broader District efforts to invigorate literacy teaching and learning throughout the system, particularly for the lowest performing students. This project is supported by the William Penn Foundation.
Boosting Adolescent and Young Adult Literacy: An Examination of Literacy Teaching and Learning in Philadelphia’s Accelerated Schools
Released January 2013