Integrated student supports (ISS) is one promising
approach for promoting academic success that is taking hold in
communities across the country. But what are integrated student
supports, and are they effective at improving educational outcomes? Child Trends
examined the research and evidence base for ISS, and its potential to
help disadvantaged, marginalized, or struggling students. back to top
PA Homeless Youth People's
Emergency Center (PEC) examined the most recent national and
state data from the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program.
PEC was interested in determining how homeless youth performed on
standardized tests in the 2011-12 school year compared to the three
years prior. This policy brief reports on those findings, as well as
the number of children and youth experiencing homelessness and the
primary nighttime residence of homeless students in Pennsylvania and in
the US. back to top
Mayor seeks nominees for National
Mayor Michael A.
Nutter is seeking nominations of current National Service
members or alumni for their distinguished service to the City of
Complete information can be found here.
Awards will be announced on Tuesday,
April 1st during a ceremony at City Hall in
celebration of the second annual Mayor's
Day of Recognition for National Service.
Poplar volunteers needed
Youth Advocate Program is hosting its yearly Philly Spring
Clean Up on Saturday, April 5th from 10am-2pm to spruce up
Poplar Playground, 800 N. 8th Street.
The group is looking for volunteers to assist,
programs to donate snacks, water/juice and supplies such as paint
& paint brushes, tape to re-line the basketball court and
For more information, email Sophia A. Scott.