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Greenberg Elementary, Carver High School Named National Blue Ribbon Schools

Greenberg Elementary, Carver High School Named National Blue Ribbon Schools

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Department of Education today recognized two schools within the School District of Philadelphia as National Blue Ribbon Schools: George Washington Carver Engineering and Science High School and Joseph J. Greenberg Elementary School. “The School District of Philadelphia congratulates both Carver and Greenberg on this exciting achievement,” said Dr. William R. Hite,...
Find your Fit Press

Find Your Fit Campaign Highlights Educational Options For Students

Find Your Fit” Campaign Highlights Educational Options For Students PHILADELPHIA – Students in the School District of Philadelphia can now begin the process of “finding their fit” for the 2020-2021 school year. The School District’s K-12 School Selection process for the 2020-2021 runs until 5 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019. The school selection process...
District Welcomes Administrators from China

District Welcomes Administrators from China

PHILADELPHIA -- The School District of Philadelphia, in partnership with AASA, The School Superintendents Association, Triway International Group, and China Educational Association of International Exchange, welcomed principals, educators and administrators from China to Philadelphia classrooms Wednesday, Sept. 18, as part of AASA’s educational exchange program. As part of the program, earlier this year, administrators from...
Philadelphia Orchestra

Introducing The Philadelphia Orchestra’s APPLE program

Introducing The Philadelphia Orchestra’s APPLE program Appreciation Program for Philadelphia School District Leaders in Education In partnership with the School District of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Orchestra launches its free ticket program for School District teachers, administrators, and staff. Designed to give back to those who devote so much to the children and communities of Philadelphia, APPLE (Appreciation Program for PhilaSD Leaders in Education) offers School...
New Playground Ben Franklin School

New Playground at Ben Franklin Elementary

The Trust for Public Land Unveil New Playground at Ben Franklin Elementary Dr. William R. Hite, superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, joined Mayor Jim Kenney; Councilwoman Cherelle Parker; Principal Roslynn Sample-Greene; Owen Franklin, State Director, The Trust for Public Land; students and staff to celebrate the opening of the new green schoolyard at…

Student Board Representatives

Meet Our New Student Board Representatives

The Board of Education includes two non-voting student representatives who serve in an advisory capacity to represent the interests of students in Philadelphia. The student board members represent their peers by communicating student opinions to the School Board, and reporting Board deliberations and actions to the student body. Doha Ibrahim Doha Ibrahim is a senior…

Ringing in the 1st Day of School!

Ringing in the 1st Day of School!

PHILADELPHIA – Dr. William R. Hite, superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, Mayor Jim Kenney, Board of Education President Joyce Wilkerson, Principal Carolyn Williams, additional elected officials, students and families officially opened the 2019-2020 school year by ringing school bells at Robert Morris Elementary School in North Philadelphia. “As we begin the school year,…