With thousands of Philadelphia students dropping out each year, government agencies need to work with the School District and community organizations to construct a “web of supports” for struggling students, several speakers testified to Pennsylvania's House Education Committee at a March 29 hearing.
Education Committee Co-chair James Roebuck, who represents West Philadelphia, said the legislative hearing was aimed at determining what kinds of interventions are effective with dropouts.
Lauren Jacobs now staffs the Philadelphia chapter of the Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform . . . . Justin DiBerardinis has left his position as organizer at the Eastern Pennsylvania Organizing Project to become the organizer for Good Schools Pennsylvania covering Eastern Pennsylvania . . . .