It's full of pretty words and lofty goals and, by my calculation, stands a zero percent chance of working.
The plan's primary tell is found on page 8.
o Ensure that all elementary students are proficient in reading by third grade.
o Utilize multiple assessment tools to identify students who need targeted reading interventions.
o Provide students reading below the 40th percentile with the opportunity to receive half‐hour daily lessons for 12 ‐ 20 weeks from teachers specially trained in the Reading Recovery model.
o Improve reading fluency and comprehension of ELL and elementary students with language deficits by using guided oral reading instruction and building sight word knowledge in order to recognize words quickly when reading.
Guided reading instruction and Reading Recovery for the strugglers that's a recipe for reading failure.
Last I checked, poor readers don't typically find academic success. They also tend to behave poorly -- better to act up than to look stupid in front of your peers.
And just in case a few students learn to read with some proficiency they're going to be hit with:
instructional practices, such as the use of cooperative learning, inquiry‐based instruction, thinking maps, project‐based learning, simulations, hands‐on learning, and integrated technology
because this works so well with students having little background knowledge and low language skills, i.e., many of Philadelphia's currently failing students.
If they had a way to short these plans, you could make a killing.