Philadelphia superintendent calls for stable funding streams in new action plan

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Philadelphia schools Superintendent William Hite, seeking to demonstrate that the District is moving forward despite profound financial woes, has released an updated “action plan” for improving city schools.

The 42-page plan takes aim at four “anchor goals” that Hite calls both “aspirational in scope and urgent in nature,” including having 100 percent of 8-year-olds reading on grade level and 100 percent of students graduating with college or job-ready skills.

To achieve this, the plan also sets aspirational goals around human capital and fiscal support. It calls for 100 percent great teachers and principals and 100 percent “of the funding we need for great schools.”

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