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School District Opens Registration Process for Kindergarten Students

School District Opens Registration Process for Kindergarten Students

PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia today opened kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year for children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018. “Enrollment in kindergarten is one of the first steps parents can take in setting their children up for long-term success,” said Dr. William R. Hite,…

School District, La Salle University Partner on Community Scholars Program

Initiative allows high school students to enroll in choice of college courses PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia on Wednesday joined with La Salle University to announce a partnership through which high-achieving high school students will be enrolled in college courses during this spring 2018 semester. They will take their first class on January…

School District Marks Expanded Breakfast Programs, Part of the District’s Overall Effort to Improve Attendance

Francis Scott Key Elementary a stellar example of positive impacts of the program PHILADELPHIA —  On Tuesday, January 9, Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent of The School District of Philadelphia, Councilwoman Helen Gym, Councilman Mark Squilla and other officials visited Francis Scott Key Elementary School to mark increased participation in its breakfast program and how…

School District, Read by 4th and iHeartMedia Join Forces for #AttendanceHero Contest

Social Media Initiative Encourages Adults to Share Tips About Getting Students to School On Time Each Day  PHILADELPHIA — Following solid gains in student attendance in schools across the city, The School District of Philadelphia is joining with Read by 4th and iHeartMedia to encourage families and students to continue this positive trend to ensure…

Commodore John Barry Elementary School Students Surprised with Backpacks, School Supplies for the Holidays

Commodore John Barry Elementary School Students Surprised with Backpacks, School Supplies for the Holidays

The Kids In Need Foundation Donates 25,000 Backpacks Across the District PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia, in partnership with The Kids In Need Foundation, today helped surprise approximately 400 students at Commodore John Barry Elementary School with new backpacks and school supplies, just in time for the winter break. The event was part…

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 over $3 million in total grants to deserving educators throughout the city. For the eleventh consecutive year, the Foundation…

School District Marks Computer Science Education Week

School District Marks Computer Science Education Week

School District Marks Computer Science Education Week Weeklong celebration to showcase robust digital curriculum offered across the District PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia is celebrating its 6th annual Computer Science Education Week with a roster of activities highlighting the District’s expanding digital literacy curriculum and other district-wide activities, including coding. “Computer Science Education…

School District Expands on #GivingTuesday Movement with Giving Week Celebration

School District Expands on #GivingTuesday Movement with Giving Week Celebration

Roster of activities highlights volunteers, donors supporting schools  PHILADELPHIA – Expanding on the popular #GivingTuesday movement The School District of Philadelphia, in partnership with the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia, has kicked off its first annual Giving Week to highlight the exciting ways individuals, businesses, nonprofits and families are making a difference in…

School Reform Commission Votes to Dissolve

PHILADELPHIA — Tonight the School Reform Commission voted to begin a process that will end with a new locally appointed Board of Education in place by July 1, 2018.  The School Reform Commission was created in 2001 as a temporary form of governance for the School District of Philadelphia. “As I have said before, there…

Statements from SRC Commissioners and Superintendent Hite on Vote to Dissolve the School Reform Commission

Statements from SRC Commissioners and Superintendent Hite on Vote to Dissolve the School Reform Commission

Superintendent Dr. William Hite Statement Chair Joyce Wilkerson Statement Commissioner Bill Green Statement Commissioner Dr. Christopher McGinley Statement