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Numbers look good

In three Penn-sponsored West Philadelphia schools, students have improved math test scores more than counterparts in chartered or privately managed sites, according to a recent report by The Philadelphia Inquirer.

According to a school district report, restructured schools, like Penn Alexander, reduced the number of students scoring below basic levels on the annual Pennsylvania System of School Assessment test by 15 percent in math and 11.3 percent in reading.

Send them names

The search is on for Penn’s next president, and faculty and staff can participate in the selection process. The trustee, faculty and student members of the Consultative Committee are inviting and reviewing applications and nominations for the successor to President Judith Rodin. Names of individuals may be sent to the committee’s confidential and secure email address:


Now you can present a more attractive face to the world. The PennCard Center unveiled a new design for the University’s ID card this month, developed to conform to the branding standards developed by the Office of University Communications. All incoming students and new faculty and staff as of September are being issued the new cards; current faculty, staff and students will receive them when their existing cards expire or if they need to replace a lost or stolen card.

Originally published on September 18, 2003