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Statement on Educational Opportunities for Families Report

On Friday, November 16, 2018, the School District of Philadelphia issued the following statement regarding the Educational Opportunities for Families report: “Families value the many school options offered in Philadelphia and school choice is one of our city’s strengths.  The report, and the information we’ve independently collected, shows that all families and students want to know…

Philadelphia’s 2019-22 District Plan is Now Open for Feedback

As a Local Education Agency (LEA) within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, The School District of Philadelphia (SDP), is required to complete a District Comprehensive Planning process every three years. The format, structure, and guiding questions of the process and resulting plan are governed by state-level interpretation of Federal law. SDP’s plan is due to the…

PSSA and Keystone Results show District Students Continue to make Academic Progress

District student PSSA and Keystone improvements outpace state level increases PHILADELPHIA – Scores from the 2017-2018 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) and Keystone Exams show School District of Philadelphia students making continued academic progress. Large gains were made on the PSSA, with a significant number of students moving out of the below-basic category on…

School District Applies for $6 Million in State Grants for School Safety Upgrades

PHILADELPHIA – In an effort to enhance school safety and security at schools throughout the city, the School District of Philadelphia has submitted an application to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) for nearly $6 million in grants providing for equipment and professional development for staff. “We are very appreciative that the state…

Rendell Center Hosts Gubernatorial Forum: Fourth and Fifth Grade Students Question the Candidates

Rendell Center Hosts Gubernatorial Forum: Fourth and Fifth Grade Students Question the Candidates

Students address candidates less than one month before Election Day PHILADELPHIA – What would elementary school children ask Pennsylvania’s Gubernatorial candidates if they had the chance? Students from the across the School District of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth were given the opportunity to submit questions for the Democratic and Republican Gubernatorial candidates to answer at…

#TwoBlue: Greenfield, Meredith Schools Named National Blue Ribbon Schools

Superintendent, Mayor and School Communities celebrate being honored by the U.S. Dept. of Education PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Department of Education recognized two schools within the School District of Philadelphia as National Blue Ribbon Schools: Albert M. Greenfield and William M. Meredith elementary schools. “The School District of Philadelphia congratulates both Greenfield and Meredith schools…

Philadelphia Robotics Coalition publicly launches, seeks funding to expand impact

Already impacting 22 schools, the Coalition seeks $75,000 additional annual funding to increase reach to more schools across Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA — Dr. William Hite, Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, joined with Philadelphia elected officials, philanthropic leaders and educators to help publicly unveil the Philadelphia Robotics Coalition and its $75,000 fundraising campaign to make…

School District launches #FindYourFit Campaign

As School Selection begins for the 2019-2020 School Year, students and families can explore various educational options PHILADELPHIA — School District of Philadelphia officials announced to families, students and community members that the K-12 School Selection Process for the 2019-2020 school year starts on Friday, September 21, and runs through 5 p.m. Friday, November 2….

Board of Education Announces Two New Student Board Representatives

Board of Education Announces Two New Student Board Representatives

PHILADELPHIA — The Board of Education has selected two non-voting Student Representatives who will serve in an advisory capacity to represent the interests of students in Philadelphia. The selected students are Alfredo Praticò, a senior at Masterman High School and Julia Frank, a senior at Northeast High School. “We have been anxiously awaiting this huge…

District Releases Sixth Building Improvement Update

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 bi-weekly reports throughout the summer and will transition to quarterly updates in…