PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — What do Philadelphia residents want to see most when it comes to education? The panel sifting through applicants for the new city school board has just released the results of a survey that asked that very same question.

The number one issue that Philadelphia schools need to improve is safety, according to 3000 residents who took part in the online survey.

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Twelve percent of respondents listed school climate, eleven percent said improving arts and music was the most important, and ten percent said literacy by fourth grade.

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The survey was conducted by the mayor’s Education Nominating Panel, which is narrowing down the list of 450 applicants for the new local school board.

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The panel has until next Wednesday to present Kenney with 27 names from which he’ll select nine members to form the new board.