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District to Open Specialized Services Regional Centers for Students with Special Needs

District to Open Specialized Services Regional Centers for Students with Special Needs

Six locations will be available to conduct assessments needed to complete special education evaluations and reevaluations PHILADELPHIA, PA — The School District of Philadelphia will open Specialized Services Regional Centers beginning Jan. 25 to determine student eligibility for special education supports and services. These centers will operate out of six schools located across the city…

District Adds 39 School Sites for Grab-and-Go Meal Distribution

District Adds 39 School Sites for Grab-and-Go Meal Distribution

School District of Philadelphia Adds 39 School Sites for Grab-and-Go Meal Distribution More than six million meals provided for students since school buildings closed due to COVID-19 PHILADELPHIA, PA — This week, the School District of Philadelphia will add 39 sites to its “Grab-and-Go” meals distribution program, making available a total of 102 schools for…

Penn pledges $100 million to the School District of Philadelphia

Penn pledges $100 million to the School District of Philadelphia

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, School Board President Joyce Wilkerson, and Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia William R. Hite Jr., today announced that Penn will contribute $100 million to the School District of Philadelphia, representing an unprecedented commitment to the City and its public schoolchildren. This is the largest private contribution…

Hill-Freedman World Academy Releases Original Album

Hill-Freedman World Academy Releases Original Album

Hill-Freedman Records of Hill-Freedman World Academy Releases Original Album THINGS THAT MATTER Collection of Original Student Songs Created in Partnership with World Cafe Live (Philadelphia)--Hill-Freedman Records, the record label of Philadelphia public high school Hill-Freedman World Academy of the School District of Philadelphia, announced the release of THINGS THAT MATTER, an album of 20 original...
District Hosts Second Annual RISE Youth Summit 

District Hosts Second Annual RISE Youth Summit 

Student-led RISE (Rewrite. Inspire. Strengthen. Engage.) Summit focusing on the impact of gun violence in Philadelphia and ways youth can effect change PHILADELPHIA – On Friday, October 30, the School District of Philadelphia hosted its 2nd annual RISE Summit, an opportunity for students to connect and exchange virtually, focusing on the city’s growing public health crisis,...
Baldi Middle School Receives National Recognition

Baldi Middle School Receives National Recognition

Baldi Middle School Receives National Recognition for Achievements with Inclusion School District of Philadelphia’s middle school is first in the state to be named a Unified Champion School® by Special Olympics Pennsylvania PHILADELPHIA, PA — The School District of Philadelphia’s C.C.A. Baldi Middle School is the first middle school in Pennsylvania to receive the honor…

District Leader Named National Principal of the Year

District Leader Named National Principal of the Year

School District of Philadelphia School Leader Named National Principal of the Year Paul Robeson High School for Human Services’ Richard Gordon acknowledged as 2020-2021 honoree during National Principals Month Philadelphia, PA – Paul Robeson High School For Human Services’ Principal Richard M. Gordon, IV has been named the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)…

Rhawnhurst Elementary School Earns 2020 National Blue Ribbon

Rhawnhurst Elementary School Earns 2020 National Blue Ribbon

U.S. Department of Education recognizes School District of Philadelphia elementary school as one of 367 schools with prestigious award PHILADELPHIA — On Thursday, September 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education announced that Rhawnhurst Elementary School had been awarded the National Blue Ribbon Schools designation for an exemplary achievement gap closing school. Based on its…

Philadelphia Students Author Book Honoring Hip Hop Icon Lady B

Philadelphia Students Author Book Honoring Hip Hop Icon Lady B

Students from William C. Bryant and General George G. Meade School wrote and illustrated a book honoring the first woman to record a hip hop song PHILADELPHIA — Five students from William C. Bryant and General George G. Meade School were honored by the National Youth Foundation (NYF) for authoring and illustrating the book “Lady…

Paul Robeson High School Principal Named Top Principal

Paul Robeson High School Principal Named Top Principal

Paul Robeson High School For Human Services’ Principal Richard M. Gordon, IV will receive the 2020 Distinguished Service to Education Award from the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) during the organization’s Virtual Recognition Awards Program on Monday, July 20. Gordon, who has led Robeson since 2013, was selected as Pennsylvania’s top principal by...