School choice doubles proficiency rates in minority, low-income Philadelphia students

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  • Source: The Lion
  • 06/14/2024
Philadelphia students who receive school choice scholarships are twice as likely to be proficient in reading and math, a new report reveals.

Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP), a nonprofit scholarship-granting organization in Pennsylvania, released a report that found school choice students easily outperformed their public-school counterparts in the School District of Philadelphia (SDP).

CSFP grants partial, needs-based scholarships to thousands of Philadelphia students every year. Its scholarships are funded by the state’s two school choice tax credit programs.

In 4th grade, CSFP students are twice as likely to be proficient in math and reading as their SDP counterparts.

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