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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…

Students wearing college shirts

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,…

Principal April Brown

District Principals Recognized by Lindback Foundation for Outstanding Leadership

PHILADELPHIA — Seven principals from The School District of Philadelphia have received the annual Lindback Award for Distinguished Principal Leadership. The award is allocated by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation, and recognizes principals who have made significant leadership and humanitarian contributions to their schools and communities. The 2019 recipients are: April Brown,…

Board of Education Approves District’s Lump Sum Budget for Fiscal Year 2020

PHILADELPHIA — The Board of Education yesterday approved a resolution adopting the $3.36 billion Lump Sum Budget for the School District of Philadelphia for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20). The budget plan enhances previous investments made in areas such as early literacy and college and career readiness, and supports additional priorities to further improve academic outcomes…

District Releases Action Plan Update Showing Significant Progress Toward Anchor Goals

District making improvements in college and career readiness, early literacy, staffing and fiscal stability for third consecutive year PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia’s update around its Action Plan 3.0 released today shows three consecutive years of improvement for city schools, including increasing graduation and early literacy rates, greater fiscal stability and enhanced classroom…

School District Black History Month Art Exhibit

School District Black History Month Art Exhibit

PHILADELPHIA – In recognition of Black History Month, The School District of Philadelphia is hosting its annual art exhibit in the Education Center’s Second Floor Gallery. The public was also invited to an opening reception and artist meet and greet held on Thursday, February 7, at the Education Center. Ten Philadelphia-based artists, including one student…

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…