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“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…

All K-3 students in School District to Receive Free Books Every Month

$1.3 million grant will expand national book choice and ownership program to every elementary school Philadelphia – The School District of Philadelphia and Book Trust, a national organization supporting book ownership and early reading in schools, along with the William Penn Foundation, announced a four-year partnership that will expand Book Trust’s program to reach all…

District Announces Comprehensive School Planning Review to Better Plan for, Design Neighborhood Schools Citywide

Multi-year initiative to analyze changing communities throughout city and solicit input about how to serve shifting school populations PHILADELPHIA — In an effort to advance the School District of Philadelphia’s vision for all children to have a great school close to where they live, the District is announcing a multi-year Comprehensive School Planning Review (CSPR)…

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…

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…

The School District of Philadelphia Calls on Families to Share their Opinions and Effect Change

PHILADELPHIA — For the sixth consecutive year, the School District of Philadelphia is offering a District-wide survey to capture responses from students, parents and guardians, teachers, and principals. The survey collects feedback from Philadelphia’s diverse school communities on five key topics related to school improvement—climate, instruction, leadership, professional capacity, and parent/guardian-community ties. Survey results are…

Students wearing college shirts

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,…

Principal April Brown

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 award is allocated by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation, and recognizes principals who have made significant leadership and humanitarian contributions to their schools and communities. The 2019 recipients are: April Brown,…

Board of Education Approves District’s Lump Sum Budget for Fiscal Year 2020

PHILADELPHIA — The Board of Education yesterday approved a resolution adopting the $3.36 billion Lump Sum Budget for the School District of Philadelphia for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20). The budget plan enhances previous investments made in areas such as early literacy and college and career readiness, and supports additional priorities to further improve academic outcomes…

District Releases Action Plan Update Showing Significant Progress Toward Anchor Goals

District making improvements in college and career readiness, early literacy, staffing and fiscal stability for third consecutive year PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia’s update around its Action Plan 3.0 released today shows three consecutive years of improvement for city schools, including increasing graduation and early literacy rates, greater fiscal stability and enhanced classroom…