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District Schools Mark Three Consecutive Years of Improvement Citywide on School Progress Report

District Schools Mark Three Consecutive Years of Improvement Citywide on School Progress Report

PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia celebrated three consecutive years of improvement among both District-led and charter schools. Results released today from the 2017-2018 School Progress Report (SPR) show that the average Overall SPR score for citywide schools increased nine points from 33 percent in 2014-2015 to 42 percent in 2017-2018. Mayor Jim Kenney…

District Kicks Off “Thrive At Five” Effort To Promote Kindergarten Registration

PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia launched its “Thrive At Five” campaign to promote kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year. Parents and guardians can now register a child who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2019 at the child’s neighborhood school. Registration is open until May 31, 2019. Because…

Mayor Kenney, Superintendent and Elected Officials Celebrate Grand Opening of New Library at Bache-Martin Elementary School

Mayor Kenney, Superintendent and Elected Officials Celebrate Grand Opening of New Library at Bache-Martin Elementary School

PHILADELPHIA — Bache-Martin Elementary School celebrated the re-opening of its library on Monday, January 14.  Thanks to donations and the efforts of Friends of Bache-Martin, the school has raised over $90,000 for books, Chromebooks, furniture, supplies, and a part-time library coordinator, and has amassed a collection of over 10,000 fiction and nonfiction volumes.  

School District Opens Pre-Kindergarten Registration

Families Encouraged to Complete Applications by February 28 PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia is encouraging all eligible families to enroll their students in pre-Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. The District is now accepting applications for the full-day, free program. “Providing our students a quality early childhood education is key to unlocking their…