The Link Between Public Health & Sign Control

As of one 35 Scenic America affiliates, Scenic Philadelphia promotes healthy, vibrant, and beautiful public spaces throughout Philadelphia. Scenic America holds a conference each year connecting national advocates for scenery. “How Scenic Beauty Supports Economic Development, Livability and Tourism” was the theme Scenic America’s 2014 Conference held in Houston. Philadelphia’s Amy Hillier, Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, shared insights about health outcomes that can arise from sign control. Continue reading

Status of The Campaign for Grade Level Reading

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (Campaign) is a nationwide joint-effort among cities, childcare and education advocates, human-service organizations, community leaders, and funders to ensure that,by 2020, the amount of third-grade students who read at grade-level has doubled.

Why is the end of third-grade identified as the critical juncture in a student’s academic career? Continue reading