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Archive for September, 2018

Philadelphia Robotics Coalition publicly launches, seeks funding to expand impact

Already impacting 22 schools, the Coalition seeks $75,000 additional annual funding to increase reach to more schools across Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA — Dr. William Hite, Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, joined with Philadelphia elected officials, philanthropic leaders and educators to help publicly unveil the Philadelphia Robotics Coalition and its $75,000 fundraising campaign to make…

School District launches #FindYourFit Campaign

As School Selection begins for the 2019-2020 School Year, students and families can explore various educational options PHILADELPHIA — School District of Philadelphia officials announced to families, students and community members that the K-12 School Selection Process for the 2019-2020 school year starts on Friday, September 21, and runs through 5 p.m. Friday, November 2….

Board of Education Announces Two New Student Board Representatives

Board of Education Announces Two New Student Board Representatives

PHILADELPHIA — The Board of Education has selected two non-voting Student Representatives who will serve in an advisory capacity to represent the interests of students in Philadelphia. The selected students are Alfredo Praticò, a senior at Masterman High School and Julia Frank, a senior at Northeast High School. “We have been anxiously awaiting this huge…

New Charter School Application Cycle Opens September 17

PHILADELPHIA—The School District of Philadelphia’s application process for new charter schools opened today, Monday, September 17. Applications are due Thursday, November 15, 2018 by 5 p.m. The application process is only for new charter schools. Interested operators can access the application and other new charter application content online through the Charter Schools Office webpage on…

Academy at Palumbo School Dismisses Early Due to Flooding

PHILADELPHIA — The Academy at Palumbo School was impacted by flooding from heavy rains over the weekend. School was dismissed at 1 p.m. This morning students were relocated to parts of the building that were not impacted, like the auditorium, and alternate arrangements were made where appropriate for breakfast and lunch. Several classrooms, hallways and…

District Releases Sixth Building Improvement Update

The District’s operations staff have been working to accelerate school improvement projects to ensure safe, healthy, and welcoming environments for students and staff. To keep parents and school communities updated on the projects and improvements taking place at their schools, the District released bi-weekly reports throughout the summer and will transition to quarterly updates in…

Early Dismissal Thursday, Sept. 6

PHILADELPHIA —  All School District of Philadelphia schools will dismiss students at noon Thursday, September 6, 2018 due to continued high temperatures. All after-school activities including all athletic programs and professional development sessions scheduled for Thursday are canceled. The general public and media are urged to monitor the District website at www.philasd.org, the District’s Facebook…

All School District of Philadelphia Schools Will Dismiss At Noon Wednesday

PHILADELPHIA —  All School District of Philadelphia schools will dismiss students at noon Wednesday, September 5, 2018 due to continued high temperatures. All after-school activities including all athletic programs and professional development sessions scheduled for Wednesday are canceled. The general public and media are urged to monitor the District website at www.philasd.org, the District’s Facebook…