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Archive for November, 2018

District Choir Students Perform as Part of Giving Tuesday

To celebrate #GivingTuesday today, Nov. 27, students from the Masterman High School choir performed at the District’s Education Center at 440 N. Broad St. The performance aligned with this year’s #GivingTuesday theme for The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia with support from Radio One: #PhillyInHarmony. The goal this year was to raise funds…

Statement on Educational Opportunities for Families Report

On Friday, November 16, 2018, the School District of Philadelphia issued the following statement regarding the Educational Opportunities for Families report: “Families value the many school options offered in Philadelphia and school choice is one of our city’s strengths.  The report, and the information we’ve independently collected, shows that all families and students want to know…

Philadelphia’s 2019-22 District Plan is Now Open for Feedback

As a Local Education Agency (LEA) within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, The School District of Philadelphia (SDP), is required to complete a District Comprehensive Planning process every three years. The format, structure, and guiding questions of the process and resulting plan are governed by state-level interpretation of Federal law. SDP’s plan is due to the…

PSSA and Keystone Results show District Students Continue to make Academic Progress

District student PSSA and Keystone improvements outpace state level increases PHILADELPHIA – Scores from the 2017-2018 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) and Keystone Exams show School District of Philadelphia students making continued academic progress. Large gains were made on the PSSA, with a significant number of students moving out of the below-basic category on…