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Promise Neighborhoods are places where we live, learn and lead.

With so much work being done, how do we know our efforts are making a difference? The Neighborhood Report Card is designed to be a place where we share the progress of our collective efforts to improve community conditions around education, safety and health. Hopefully you will come away more informed about what strengthens our neighborhood has, and the areas where we need to do more.

44%
Increase the number of children entering school “ready to learn”
The Average Kindergarten Readiness score for children enrolled in APN Kindergarten classrooms was 34% 2012-2013 and is 44% in 2013-2014 .
Improve the overall health of children and Families
Our goal is to ensure that every child and family member living in APN has a medical home, where they can access primary and preventative health care.
Foster safe neighborhoods, schools, and public spaces AND Ensure access to high quality housing options and opportunities
Our goal is that every child feels safe and lives in stable communities.
Increase involvement among PNLV residents in youth success
Our goal is to engage family and community in youth success.
37%
Increase the number of students who are proficient in core subjects
In 2011-2013, on average, 37% of 3rd Graders living in APN are at grade level in Math and Reading, based on their scores from the state’s PSSA exams.
Increase access to 21st Century learning tools
Ensure every child in APN has access to technology based learning tools.
84%
Ensure successful middle school to high school transition
In 2011-2012, 84% of students living in APN at the end of their 8th grade year successfully completed the 9th grade the following year.
77%
Increase the number of students who complete high school
77% of high school students living in APN complete their diploma requirements.
Increase the number of students prepared for college and career success
Our goal is to ensure that every student living in APN will graduate from high school prepared to pursue post-secondary education, and compete in the 21st century economy.

The 2010-2011 high school graduation rate in the state of Pennsylvania was 83%.  -Department of Education

High-quality pre-kindergarten programs, especially for at-risk children, have been shown to decrease the rate of special education placements by nearly 50 percent through second grade.  –The Pew Center on the States

In high-poverty schools, if a sixth grade child attends less than 80 percent of the time, receives an unsatisfactory behavior grade in a core course, or fails math or English, there is a 75 percent chance that they will later drop out of high school — absent effective intervention.  -Frontline, Dr. Robert Balfanz

Several studies of summer learning programs show that students make statistically significant gains in reading performance during summer months.  –The Campaign for Grade Level Reading

Kindergarteners who miss 10% of school days have lower academic performance when they reach first grade.  –The Campaign for Grade Level Reading

High-quality pre-kindergarten programs, especially for at-risk children, have been shown to significantly improve children’s early literacy, language and math skills.  –The Pew Center on the States

Young children’s brains develop 700 synapses (neural connections) that transmit information and support learning every second of the day.  - The Pew Center on the States

There are currently 2,163,057 early childhood educators employed in the United States.  –National Association for the Education of Young People

High-quality pre-kindergarten programs, especially for at-risk children, have been shown to reduce grade repetition by as much as 33 percent through eighth grade and lower the incidence of juvenile arrests by 32 percent. –The Pew Center on the States

1 in 10 kindergarten students miss nearly a month of school every year.  In some districts, it runs as high as 1 in 3.  –The Campaign for Grade Level Reading

Children from economically and educationally disadvantaged households who attended an accredited child care center have school readiness ratings at the same levels as children from households with higher incomes and parent education levels.  –The Pew Center on The States

A child’s vocabulary as early as age 3 can predict third grade reading achievement.  –The Campaign for Grade Level Reading

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