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Archive for May, 2019

District Announces Comprehensive School Planning Review to Better Plan for, Design Neighborhood Schools Citywide

Multi-year initiative to analyze changing communities throughout city and solicit input about how to serve shifting school populations PHILADELPHIA — In an effort to advance the School District of Philadelphia’s vision for all children to have a great school close to where they live, the District is announcing a multi-year Comprehensive School Planning Review (CSPR)…

School District Teachers Honored by Lindback Foundation for Excellence in Education

PHILADELPHIA — Sixty teachers from The School District of Philadelphia have received the annual Lindback Award for Distinguished Public Teachers. “Today we celebrate excellence in teaching and the amazing educators who serve our students each and every day,” said Dr. William R. Hite, superintendent. “This award is a testament to their hard work, leadership and…

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District Celebrates Graduating Seniors with “Our Class Our Future” Campaign

To celebrate the graduating class of 2019, the District is launching a campaign called Our Class Our Future. Visit https://www.philasd.org/graduation to hear our graduating seniors sharing their favorite SDP moments and future plans and look for the campaign around the city in the coming weeks. We invite you to join the campaign and congratulate the graduating class…

District, City Officials Celebrate the Grand Opening of The Clinic at Gideon

Dr. William R. Hite, superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, was joined by City Council President Darrell Clarke, Mayor Jim Kenney and community members at Edward Gideon Elementary School Friday for the grand opening of The Clinic at Gideon. The Clinic provides primary and preventive care, behavioral healthcare and a comprehensive range of services…

The School District of Philadelphia Calls on Families to Share their Opinions and Effect Change

PHILADELPHIA — For the sixth consecutive year, the School District of Philadelphia is offering a District-wide survey to capture responses from students, parents and guardians, teachers, and principals. The survey collects feedback from Philadelphia’s diverse school communities on five key topics related to school improvement—climate, instruction, leadership, professional capacity, and parent/guardian-community ties. Survey results are…

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School District Hosts 2019 College Signing Day Featuring Dawn Staley as Keynote Speaker

PHILADELPHIA — Dawn Staley, a graduate of Murrell Dobbins CTE High School and coach of the NCAA-championship-winning University of South Carolina women’s basketball team, served as keynote speaker at the School District of Philadelphia’s fifth annual #ReachHigher College Signing Day (CSD) event today, Wednesday, May 1 at the Liacouras Center at Temple University. Each year,…