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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…

New Charter School Application Cycle Opens September 17

PHILADELPHIA—The School District of Philadelphia’s application process for new charter schools opened today, Monday, September 17. Applications are due Thursday, November 15, 2018 by 5 p.m. The application process is only for new charter schools. Interested operators can access the application and other new charter application content online through the Charter Schools Office webpage on…

Academy at Palumbo School Dismisses Early Due to Flooding

PHILADELPHIA — The Academy at Palumbo School was impacted by flooding from heavy rains over the weekend. School was dismissed at 1 p.m. This morning students were relocated to parts of the building that were not impacted, like the auditorium, and alternate arrangements were made where appropriate for breakfast and lunch. Several classrooms, hallways and…

District Releases Sixth Building Improvement Update

The District’s operations staff have been working to accelerate school improvement projects to ensure safe, healthy, and welcoming environments for students and staff. To keep parents and school communities updated on the projects and improvements taking place at their schools, the District released bi-weekly reports throughout the summer and will transition to quarterly updates in…

Early Dismissal Thursday, Sept. 6

PHILADELPHIA —  All School District of Philadelphia schools will dismiss students at noon Thursday, September 6, 2018 due to continued high temperatures. All after-school activities including all athletic programs and professional development sessions scheduled for Thursday are canceled. The general public and media are urged to monitor the District website at www.philasd.org, the District’s Facebook…

All School District of Philadelphia Schools Will Dismiss At Noon Wednesday

PHILADELPHIA —  All School District of Philadelphia schools will dismiss students at noon Wednesday, September 5, 2018 due to continued high temperatures. All after-school activities including all athletic programs and professional development sessions scheduled for Wednesday are canceled. The general public and media are urged to monitor the District website at www.philasd.org, the District’s Facebook…

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 Begins Specific Efforts to Accelerate Improvement at Three Schools

PHILADELPHIA – As part of its System of Great Schools (SGS) program, the School District of Philadelphia has identified three elementary schools that will be prioritized for investment and academic improvement in the upcoming school year. The schools include the following: Avery D. Harrington Elementary School (K-8), 5300 Baltimore Avenue Robert E. Lamberton Elementary School…

All School District of Philadelphia Schools Will Dismiss Early Thursday Due To Continuous Excessive Heat

All School District of Philadelphia schools will dismiss students at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 30th. All after-school activities including all athletic programs and professional development sessions scheduled for Thursday are canceled. Temperatures are forecasted to be above 90 degrees again tomorrow, the fourth day in a row of above 90 degree temperatures. As heat builds…

All School District of Philadelphia Schools to Dismiss Students Early on Tuesday & Wednesday due to Excessive Heat

PHILADELPHIA — Due to the high temperatures forecasted, all School District of Philadelphia schools will dismiss students at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29.  School-based employees are expected to work their normal work day and Administrative Offices will operate on regular business hours.  All after-school activities including all athletic programs and…