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School District to Expand Pre-Kindergarten Registration Hours

School District to Expand Pre-Kindergarten Registration Hours

PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia will offer extended hours at its Education Center July 15-19 for families to enroll their children in school-based, full-day, free pre-Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. “I encourage all parents and guardians to enroll their children in pre-K,” said Dr. William R. Hite, superintendent of The School District…

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Dr. Hite honored with prestigious Lifelong Learning Award by Philadelphia’s WHYY

We are pleased to share that our superintendent, Dr. William Hite, was honored with the prestigious Lifelong Learning Award by Philadelphia’s public media station, WHYY, at its 18th annual President’s Dinner last evening. This award is presented each year during an event featuring the area’s leading civic, corporate and major public media supporters. Previous recipients…

“Good Morning America” Broadcasts Pop-Up Show, Honors Community School Coordinator

“Good Morning America” Broadcasts Pop-Up Show, Honors Community School Coordinator

City employee Charles Reyes recognized for service to the community where he grew up PHILADELPHIA – On June 13, 2019, national morning show “Good Morning America” broadcast a live pop-up show from Philadelphia’s Eakins Oval, in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The ABC show selected Philadelphia to be the first stop on a…

School District Teachers Honored by Lindback Foundation for Excellence in Education

PHILADELPHIA — Sixty teachers from The School District of Philadelphia have received the annual Lindback Award for Distinguished Public Teachers. “Today we celebrate excellence in teaching and the amazing educators who serve our students each and every day,” said Dr. William R. Hite, superintendent. “This award is a testament to their hard work, leadership and…

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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…

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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,…

School District Wins $577,000 in PAsmart Grants

PHILADELPHIA – Governor Tom Wolf has announced the School District of Philadelphia is receiving $577,000 in PAsmart grants, designed to bolster STEM and computer science opportunities, apprenticeship and job training across the Commonwealth to prepare students and workers with the necessary skills to be successful in today’s workforce. PAsmart is the statewide initiative unveiled last…

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,…

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…