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Archive for May, 2018

School District Announces Opportunity to Accelerate and Expand Critical Building Investments

PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia has announced a plan to accelerate and expand critical investments within its capital program, which would become reality if Mayor Jim Kenney’s entire school funding proposal for Fiscal Year 2019 is adopted. “The health and safety of our students is fundamental, and must be a basic expectation when…

School District to Expand Pre-Kindergarten Registration Hours

PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia will offer extended hours at its Education Center the week of May 14 for families to enroll their children in school-based, full-day, free pre-Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. “Providing our students a quality early childhood education is key to unlocking their potential later in life,” said Dr….

Read Testimony from Dr. William Hite, Superintendent, and Student for City Council Budget Hearing

PHILADELPHIA — On Wednesday, May 9, Dr. William R. Hite and several School District of Philadelphia students appeared before City Council to discuss school funding. Dr. Hite yielded his time to student Alfredo Pratico, whose testimony can be read here. Dr. Hite submitted his testimony for the record. It can be read by clicking here,…

School District marks Kindergarten Open House Week

PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia celebrated the beginning of Kindergarten Open House Week with a celebration with Mayor Jim Kenney, Assistant Superintendent Deb Carrera, Principal Kimberly Newman, teachers, parents and kindergarten students at Chester Arthur Elementary School. “Enrolling in kindergarten on-time so that students are ready to learn their first day of school…

School District of Philadelphia Hosts 2018 College Signing Day with Former First Lady Michelle Obama

8,000 high school seniors celebrate heading to college with A-list celebrities PHILADELPHIA — Former First Lady Michelle Obama served as keynote speaker at The School District of Philadelphia’s annual #ReachHigher College Signing Day (CSD) event at the Liacouras Center at Temple University. Each year, CSD celebrates high school seniors choosing to pursue higher education at…