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Officials promise change as report highlights flaws in ELL programs

The Philadelphia School District educates over one-third of Pennsylvania’s English Language Learner (ELL) students, and according to what some are calling the first major independent evaluation of the ELL program here, the District lacks a consistent strategy for serving these 13,000 students well.

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Students will be held to stricter discipline standards starting this fall

Part of an overhaul of the policies of the District’s Office of Transition and Alternative Education, the changes are expected to affect disciplinary actions and procedures at all levels.

These changes include:

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