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School District’s GreenFutures Sustainability Program Earns Statewide Recognition

School District’s GreenFutures Sustainability Program Earns Statewide Recognition

Initiative Now Recognized at Federal, State and Local Levels PHILADELPHIA — On Monday, April 23, The School District of Philadelphia celebrated receiving the Environmental Excellence Award from Governor Tom Wolf’s administration for the District’s GreenFutures Sustainability Program. Monday’s event took place at Benjamin Franklin High School where there is a solar Career Technical Education program,…

School District Teachers Honored by Lindback Foundation for Excellence in Education

PHILADELPHIA — Nearly sixty teachers from The School District of Philadelphia have received the annual Lindback Award for Distinguished Public Teachers. “These award-winning teachers go above and beyond to support students both inside and outside the classroom,” said Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent of The School District of Philadelphia. “Their leadership, commitment and persistence make…

School District Principals Recognized by Lindback Foundation for Outstanding Leadership

School 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 2018 recipients are: Dywonne Davis-Harris, Potter-Thomas Elementary School; Dr. Ted Domers, G.W. Carver High School of Engineering and Science; Jodan Floyd, AMY Northwest Middle School; John Piniat, Feltonville School of Arts and Sciences; Deana…

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…

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…

The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia Unveils Innovative Tool to Make it Easier to Support Public Schools

The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia Unveils Innovative Tool to Make it Easier to Support Public Schools

Philly FUNDamentals, a new web-based platform, allows donors to give directly to a school and project of their choice PHILADELPHIA—The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia (the Fund) is proud to launch Philly FUNDamentals, an innovative web-based giving platform that seeks to strengthen all Philadelphia public schools. The School District of Philadelphia is one…

#HardWorkPaysOff: Superintendent Hite Joins Philadelphia Students, Teachers, and Staff to Celebrate School District Progress and Hard Work Paying Off

State PSSA and Keystone results show more School District of Philadelphia students from elementary through high school are achieving – especially in the area of literacy. On October 3, 2017, Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite lead a pep rally celebration with students, teachers, staff and elected officials at the Morton McMichael School. The pep rally…

McCall​ ​School​ ​Named​ ​National​ ​Blue​ ​Ribbon​ ​School

McCall​ ​School​ ​Named​ ​National​ ​Blue​ ​Ribbon​ ​School

Superintendent, Mayor, City Officials and School Community celebrate being one of 342 schools nationwide to be honored by the U.S. Dept. of Education PHILADELPHIA​ ​— General George A. McCall Elementary School has been recognized for the first time as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Established in 1982, the award…

Philadelphia’s Students Make Academic Gains

Philadelphia – Results from the 2016-2017 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) and Keystone exams, released today by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, show steady—and in some areas significant—gains in student academic performance across the School District of Philadelphia. These student achievements are another indication of the District’s progress and positive momentum in the new…