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Archive for July, 2018

School District Honors Graduates of AP Capstone Program from Northeast High School

School District Honors Graduates of AP Capstone Program from Northeast High School

Fourteen NEHS Alumni are first in District to graduate with AP Capstone distinction PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia  celebrated the first student graduates of Northeast High School’s Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone program, a rigorous, two-year diploma program designed to prepare students for college and career by developing their critical thinking, collaboration, time management…

Special Registration and Assessment for Students Who Speak a Language Other Than English

PHILADELPHIA – On Monday, July 30th, The School District of Philadelphia is launching its annual Special Registration and Assessment for students who speak a language other than English. Families will be given assistance to complete the new student registration process at the District’s Multilingual Assessment Center (MAC). Staff will be available to walk parents through…

District releases third bi-weekly summer building improvement update

The District’s operations staff are working throughout the summer to accelerate school improvement projects to ensure safe, healthy, and welcoming environments for students and staff when school starts on August 27th. To keep parents and school communities updated on the projects and improvements taking place at their schools, the District is releasing progress reports every…

School District Celebrates Groundbreaking of New, State-of-the-Art Livestock Center at W.B. Saul High School Facility to enhance academic opportunities for 200 students

School District Celebrates Groundbreaking of New, State-of-the-Art Livestock Center at W.B. Saul High School Facility to enhance academic opportunities for 200 students

PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia today broke ground on a new, $1 million state-of-the-art Livestock Center at W. B. Saul High School, the only school in the state dedicated to agriculture and food science, horticulture, animal science and natural resource management. “Saul High School has long provided unique opportunities for our students interested…

Board of Education Announce Committee Appointments

PHILADELPHIA — The Board of Education announced today which members will serve on the Board’s proposed committees. The Board introduced the proposed committee structure at its public meeting on July 9, and during the meeting Board members expressed their interest in serving as a member or chair of the committees. Board President Joyce Wilkerson made…

District Releases Second Bi-weekly Summer Building Improvement Update

The District’s operations staff are working throughout the summer to accelerate school improvement projects to ensure safe, healthy, and welcoming environments for students and staff when school starts on August 27th. To keep parents and school communities updated on the projects and improvements taking place at their schools, the District is releasing progress reports every…

New Board of Education Hosts First Public Meeting

New Board of Education Hosts First Public Meeting

PHILADELPHIA — The new Board of Education held its first public meeting on July 9, 2018, followed by a meet and greet with attendees. The primary purpose of the meeting was to create a board structure. During the meeting, board members elected Joyce Wilkerson as Board President, and Wayne Walker as Board Vice President.  The…

Governor Wolf, Philadelphia Officials Announce $15.6 Million to Improve Conditions at Public Schools

Governor Wolf, Philadelphia Officials Announce $15.6 Million to Improve Conditions at Public Schools

PHILADELPHIA – On June 29, Governor Tom Wolf, Mayor Jim Kenney, members of Philadelphia’s legislative delegation and School District of Philadelphia leaders visited Roosevelt Elementary School to announce $15.6 million in joint funding for lead, mold and asbestos removal at 57 school buildings. “The safety of our children should always be a priority and our…

Application now open for Board of Education non-voting student representative

The Board of Education will include a non-voting student representative that serves in an advisory capacity to represent the interests of students in Philadelphia. Student applicants must be a resident of the City of Philadelphia and attend a Philadelphia public school. They must also be in 11th or 12th grade during their term as student…