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Mayor Kenney, Superintendent and Elected Officials Celebrate Grand Opening of New Library at Bache-Martin Elementary School

Mayor Kenney, Superintendent and Elected Officials Celebrate Grand Opening of New Library at Bache-Martin Elementary School

PHILADELPHIA — Bache-Martin Elementary School celebrated the re-opening of its library on Monday, January 14.  Thanks to donations and the efforts of Friends of Bache-Martin, the school has raised over $90,000 for books, Chromebooks, furniture, supplies, and a part-time library coordinator, and has amassed a collection of over 10,000 fiction and nonfiction volumes.  

School District Opens Pre-Kindergarten Registration

Families Encouraged to Complete Applications by February 28 PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia is encouraging all eligible families to enroll their students in pre-Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. The District is now accepting applications for the full-day, free program. “Providing our students a quality early childhood education is key to unlocking their…

Moody’s Upgrades School District’s Bond Rating to First Investment Grade in Decades, Baa3

District’s credit outlook also set to “stable” PHILADELPHIA – Moody’s Investor Services upgraded the School District of Philadelphia’s underlying bond rating by two notches to Baa3. This is the first time Moody’s has assigned an Investment Grade rating for the School District since 1977. Moody’s also set the School District’s outlook to “Stable.” The Moody’s…

Lindback Award Applications Now Open to Teachers, Principals Throughout the School District

PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia is once again partnering with The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation to honor exemplary Philadelphia public school teachers and principals, continuing an annual tradition that has awarded more than $3 million in total grants to deserving educators throughout the city. The Foundation will honor 60 outstanding…

Pennsylvania Department of Education’s New School Improvement Designations Strengthen Work Underway in Philadelphia’s Public Schools

PHILADELPHIA — The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today released its list of schools that qualify for additional support under the state’s new school accountability framework. The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) has 43 schools identified for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) and 17 schools identified for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (A-TSI). CSI and…

District Superintendent, City Council President Cut Ribbon on New Playground at Duckrey Elementary School

District Superintendent, City Council President Cut Ribbon on New Playground at Duckrey Elementary School

PHILADELPHIA — Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent of The School District of Philadelphia, joined with Council President Darrell L. Clarke on Monday, December 10 to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of the new, upgraded playground at Tanner Duckrey Elementary School in North Philadelphia. “All students, no matter where they live or attend school, deserve to have safe,…

District Releases Seventh Building Improvement Update

Throughout 2018, 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 seven reports throughout the summer and fall detailing the work…

District Highlights Building Work at Board Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting

Projects featured include lead paint and plaster stabilization, asbestos abatement PHILADELPHIA — During the Board of Education’s latest Finance and Facilities Committee meeting on Thursday, December 6, the School District of Philadelphia highlighted the work it has completed in schools across the city, in addition to its upcoming project plans, to ensure the health and…

School District Celebrates Computer Science Education Week

Weeklong celebration to showcase robust digital curriculum offered across the District PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia is celebrating its 7th annual Computer Science Education Week with a roster of activities, including highlighting the District’s strategic investments in educational technology in recent years, STEM-related activities for students, and networking and professional development opportunities for…

District Choir Students Perform as Part of Giving Tuesday

To celebrate #GivingTuesday today, Nov. 27, students from the Masterman High School choir performed at the District’s Education Center at 440 N. Broad St. The performance aligned with this year’s #GivingTuesday theme for The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia with support from Radio One: #PhillyInHarmony. The goal this year was to raise funds…