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Archive for November, 2017

School District Expands on #GivingTuesday Movement with Giving Week Celebration

School District Expands on #GivingTuesday Movement with Giving Week Celebration

Roster of activities highlights volunteers, donors supporting schools  PHILADELPHIA – Expanding on the popular #GivingTuesday movement The School District of Philadelphia, in partnership with the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia, has kicked off its first annual Giving Week to highlight the exciting ways individuals, businesses, nonprofits and families are making a difference in…

School Reform Commission Votes to Dissolve

PHILADELPHIA — Tonight the School Reform Commission voted to begin a process that will end with a new locally appointed Board of Education in place by July 1, 2018.  The School Reform Commission was created in 2001 as a temporary form of governance for the School District of Philadelphia. “As I have said before, there…

Statements from SRC Commissioners and Superintendent Hite on Vote to Dissolve the School Reform Commission

Statements from SRC Commissioners and Superintendent Hite on Vote to Dissolve the School Reform Commission

Superintendent Dr. William Hite Statement Chair Joyce Wilkerson Statement Commissioner Bill Green Statement Commissioner Dr. Christopher McGinley Statement

District Graduation Rates Increase Again

Hard Work Keeps Paying Off – Progress and Momentum of the School District of Philadelphia Continues Philadelphia – At a pep rally at Lincoln High School, the School District of Philadelphia celebrated an increase in their graduation rate for the third consecutive year.  This comes on the heels of the District’s increases in PSSA/Keystones announced…

K-12 School Selection for 2018-2019 Draws to a Close

PHILADELPHIA — School District of Philadelphia officials today reminded families, students and community members that the K-12 School Selection Process for the 2018-2019 school year ends at 5 p.m. Monday, November 13. This is an important deadline for all students in any grade looking to change schools for the upcoming academic year, including 8th graders…

Superintendent Hite, SRC Chair Joyce Wilkerson Issue Statements on Mayor Kenney’s Speech on Return to Local Control

PHILADELPHIA — Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, and Joyce Wilkerson, Chair of the School Reform Commission, have issued statements regarding Mayor Jim Kenney’s Nov. 2 speech on the return to local control. Dr. Hite’s statement is as follows: “I will continue to advocate for the resources that will increase…

The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia Unveils Innovative Tool to Make it Easier to Support Public Schools

The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia Unveils Innovative Tool to Make it Easier to Support Public Schools

Philly FUNDamentals, a new web-based platform, allows donors to give directly to a school and project of their choice PHILADELPHIA—The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia (the Fund) is proud to launch Philly FUNDamentals, an innovative web-based giving platform that seeks to strengthen all Philadelphia public schools. The School District of Philadelphia is one…