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Archive for December, 2018

Moody’s Upgrades School District’s Bond Rating to First Investment Grade in Decades, Baa3

District’s credit outlook also set to “stable” PHILADELPHIA – Moody’s Investor Services upgraded the School District of Philadelphia’s underlying bond rating by two notches to Baa3. This is the first time Moody’s has assigned an Investment Grade rating for the School District since 1977. Moody’s also set the School District’s outlook to “Stable.” The Moody’s…

Lindback Award Applications Now Open to Teachers, Principals Throughout the School District

PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia is once again partnering with The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation to honor exemplary Philadelphia public school teachers and principals, continuing an annual tradition that has awarded more than $3 million in total grants to deserving educators throughout the city. The Foundation will honor 60 outstanding…

Pennsylvania Department of Education’s New School Improvement Designations Strengthen Work Underway in Philadelphia’s Public Schools

PHILADELPHIA — The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today released its list of schools that qualify for additional support under the state’s new school accountability framework. The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) has 43 schools identified for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) and 17 schools identified for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (A-TSI). CSI and…

Philadelphia Public Schools Now Accepting Teacher Applications for the 2019-2020 School Year

PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia has opened its teacher application process for the 2019-2020 school year, almost two months earlier than in previous years. “This continues to be an exciting time to be a teacher in Philadelphia’s public schools,” said Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent. “We are seeing progress in climate and achievement…

District Superintendent, City Council President Cut Ribbon on New Playground at Duckrey Elementary School

District Superintendent, City Council President Cut Ribbon on New Playground at Duckrey Elementary School

PHILADELPHIA — Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent of The School District of Philadelphia, joined with Council President Darrell L. Clarke on Monday, December 10 to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of the new, upgraded playground at Tanner Duckrey Elementary School in North Philadelphia. “All students, no matter where they live or attend school, deserve to have safe,…

District Releases Seventh Building Improvement Update

Throughout 2018, 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 seven reports throughout the summer and fall detailing the work…

District Highlights Building Work at Board Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting

Projects featured include lead paint and plaster stabilization, asbestos abatement PHILADELPHIA — During the Board of Education’s latest Finance and Facilities Committee meeting on Thursday, December 6, the School District of Philadelphia highlighted the work it has completed in schools across the city, in addition to its upcoming project plans, to ensure the health and…

School District Celebrates Computer Science Education Week

Weeklong celebration to showcase robust digital curriculum offered across the District PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia is celebrating its 7th annual Computer Science Education Week with a roster of activities, including highlighting the District’s strategic investments in educational technology in recent years, STEM-related activities for students, and networking and professional development opportunities for…