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Beyond barbering skills, students learn financial literacy, using their voice and running a business

Beyond barbering skills, students learn financial literacy, using their voice and running a business

February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. We will be celebrating with some features of unique programs within our schools! A South Philadelphia High School alum and a first-generation Panamanian-American, Desmond F. Kirton Sr., picked up his first pair of clippers at the age of 10. He started Des in the Cut LLC when…

Frankford offers Hospitality, Travel & Tourism to students

Frankford offers Hospitality, Travel & Tourism to students

February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. We will be celebrating with some features of unique programs within our schools! Hospitality, travel and tourism management is a trillion dollar industry in the United States – and now, Frankford High School students are receiving the experience and training to support careers in the industry. In…

District Board of Education Approves Contracts to Support Facilities Planning

District Board of Education Approves Contracts to Support Facilities Planning

Read in your Language: SHQIP | عربي | 语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA’S BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVES CONTRACTS TO SUPPORT FACILITIES PLANNING  The planning process — a critical piece in the District’s work to address its aging infrastructure — will launch March 22,…

High School students gain head-start for careers in warehouse and distribution

High School students gain head-start for careers in warehouse and distribution

February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. We will be celebrating with some features of unique programs within our schools! As the nation continues to see record-breaking demands for warehousing, distribution and fulfillment, students at Thomas A. Edison High School are offered an opportunity to get a head-start. Through the school’s Logistics, Materials and…

District Kicks Off “Thrive At Five” Kindergarten Registration Campaign

District Kicks Off “Thrive At Five” Kindergarten Registration Campaign

Today, the School District of Philadelphia publicly announced its “Thrive At Five” campaign to promote kindergarten registration for the 2022-2023 school year. Parents and guardians are encouraged to register their child(ren), who must be five years old on or before September 1, 2022, now through May 31. Registration can be done through an online portal…

Academic Calendar Overview & Focus Group

Academic Calendar Overview & Focus Group

Read in your Language: SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt Dear School District of Philadelphia Families, Hello Families! The School District of Philadelphia invites you to participate in the 2022-2023 Academic Calendar Overview & Focus Group. During the overview, participants will gain an understanding of how the District constructs the academic calendar, and receive a preview…

School District of Philadelphia Staff Receive National Recognition for Exemplary Work in Education

School District of Philadelphia Staff Receive National Recognition for Exemplary Work in Education

Family and Community Engagement Deputy Chief Jenna Monley is named one of Education Week’s Leaders to Learn From while Mathematics Curriculum Specialist Jessica Tilli has been selected by the White House for a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching  Two staff members of the School District of Philadelphia have received national recognition…

FCM Hospitality and Eight Philadelphia Restaurants Support District's Culinary Arts Program

FCM Hospitality and Eight Philadelphia Restaurants Support District’s Culinary Arts Program

FCM Hospitality’s Avram Hornik steps up to address food and supply-chain and labor shortages; visits Swenson Arts & Technology HS with chefs to present donation, cook with students during CET Month Today, FCM Hospitality (FCM), and eight of the hospitality company’s restaurants – Liberty Point, Morgan’s Pier, Harper’s Garden, Lola’s Garden, Rosy’s Taco Bar, The…

School District Response to Water Quality Allegations

School District Response to Water Quality Allegations

Read in your Language (coming soon): SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt February 16, 2022 Dear School District of Philadelphia Families and Staff, Earlier today, a local organization issued a report alleging unacceptable levels of lead in drinking water in our schools and buildings. This…

Construction Begins on new Community Schoolyard at Add B. Anderson School

Construction Begins on new Community Schoolyard at Add B. Anderson School

Today, The Trust for Public Land and partners celebrate the groundbreaking of a new Community Schoolyard at Add B. Anderson School in West Philadelphia. The revitalized schoolyard will provide an additional 9,489 residents park access within a 10-minute walk of homes and the renovation will also yields other environmental and climate benefits, with dozens of…