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Archive for April, 2018

Mayor Kenney, Dr. Hite Announce the Expansion of the School District of Philadelphia’s Maintenance Apprenticeship Program

Program seeks to grow to 18 new Apprentices in only its second year PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Jim Kenney joined the School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite to announce an expansion of the District’s Maintenance Apprenticeship Program. In just its first year, the program addresses the District’s need to attract, retain, and develop…

School District Invests $3 Million in New, State-of-the-Art Athletic Complex at Bartram High School

School District Invests $3 Million in New, State-of-the-Art Athletic Complex at Bartram High School

Upgrades to include new synthetic turf field, rubberized track and field and grandstand renovations PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia broke ground on a new, $3 million athletic field complex at Bartram High School that will provide students and community members in southwest Philadelphia a safe, sustainable and upgraded place to play and exercise…

School District’s GreenFutures Sustainability Program Earns Statewide Recognition

School District’s GreenFutures Sustainability Program Earns Statewide Recognition

Initiative Now Recognized at Federal, State and Local Levels PHILADELPHIA — On Monday, April 23, The School District of Philadelphia celebrated receiving the Environmental Excellence Award from Governor Tom Wolf’s administration for the District’s GreenFutures Sustainability Program. Monday’s event took place at Benjamin Franklin High School where there is a solar Career Technical Education program,…

School District Posts School Budget Books and the Consolidated Budget Book Online for the Public

PHILADELPHIA — Every year the School District of Philadelphia publishes two budget books annually for the public and District stakeholders: a School Budget book and a Consolidated Budget Book. The books have been posted online, the earliest they have been made available, and for the first time prior to the public Budget hearing, which is…

School District Announces Details of 2018 College Signing Day featuring Former First Lady Michelle Obama as Keynote Speaker

School District Announces Details of 2018 College Signing Day featuring Former First Lady Michelle Obama as Keynote Speaker

PHILADELPHIA — A press conference was held at the School District of Philadelphia Education Center on April 10, 2018, to discuss the details of this year’s College Signing Day (CSD). College Signing Day celebrates high school seniors choosing to pursue higher education at a professional training program, a community college, a four-year college or university,…

School District Announces Expansion of Early Literacy Pilot Program

School District Announces Expansion of Early Literacy Pilot Program

PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia announced the expansion of its early literacy pilot program to provide modernized classrooms and materials to pre-Kindergarten through third grade students at 11 additional schools in the 2018-2019 school year. The announcement was made in west Philadelphia at Alain Locke Elementary School, one of the eight schools currently…