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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…

Rendell Center Hosts Gubernatorial Forum: Fourth and Fifth Grade Students Question the Candidates

Rendell Center Hosts Gubernatorial Forum: Fourth and Fifth Grade Students Question the Candidates

Students address candidates less than one month before Election Day PHILADELPHIA – What would elementary school children ask Pennsylvania’s Gubernatorial candidates if they had the chance? Students from the across the School District of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth were given the opportunity to submit questions for the Democratic and Republican Gubernatorial candidates to answer at…

#TwoBlue: Greenfield, Meredith Schools Named National Blue Ribbon Schools

Superintendent, Mayor and School Communities celebrate being honored by the U.S. Dept. of Education PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Department of Education recognized two schools within the School District of Philadelphia as National Blue Ribbon Schools: Albert M. Greenfield and William M. Meredith elementary schools. “The School District of Philadelphia congratulates both Greenfield and Meredith schools…

Board of Education Announces Two New Student Board Representatives

Board of Education Announces Two New Student Board Representatives

PHILADELPHIA — The Board of Education has selected two non-voting Student Representatives who will serve in an advisory capacity to represent the interests of students in Philadelphia. The selected students are Alfredo Praticò, a senior at Masterman High School and Julia Frank, a senior at Northeast High School. “We have been anxiously awaiting this huge…

Philly Native and Rapper, Meek Mill, donates 6,000 PUMA Backpacks to District Students

Philly Native and Rapper, Meek Mill, donates 6,000 PUMA Backpacks to District Students

PHILADELPHIA— On, Wednesday, August 29, rapper Meek Mill and Dream Chasers announced their donations of more than 6,000 backpacks to 12 schools throughout the School District of Philadelphia. The announcement took place at Mill’s alma mater, James G. Blaine Elementary School, where he personally handed out backpacks to students. “Growing up in Philly, I’ve watched…

School District Honors Graduates of AP Capstone Program from Northeast High School

School District Honors Graduates of AP Capstone Program from Northeast High School

Fourteen NEHS Alumni are first in District to graduate with AP Capstone distinction PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia  celebrated the first student graduates of Northeast High School’s Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone program, a rigorous, two-year diploma program designed to prepare students for college and career by developing their critical thinking, collaboration, time management…

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,…