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Archive for February, 2017

School District Opens Pre-Registration for Kindergarten Students

PHILADELPHIA – Today, The School District of Philadelphia opened kindergarten pre-registration for the 2017-18 school year for children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2017, or for children who are 6 years old and did not attend kindergarten. “Enrollment in kindergarten is one of the first steps parents can take…

School District of Philadelphia Collects First Portion of Rideshare Revenue

PHILADELPHIA – Today, The School District of Philadelphia announced its first receipt of funds from fees generated from rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft.  The funds, totaling $357,593.31, will go to the School District’s General Operating Fund. “I want to thank the entire Philadelphia delegation for leading the fight to pass legislation ensuring the children…

School District Shares Strategies and Investments to Improve Learning Opportunities for Children at Seven Low Performing Schools

Philadelphia, PA – Last October, as part of The School District of Philadelphia’s work of creating great schools close to where children live, the District identified 11 schools that required immediate academic attention and additional support so students attending those schools could have high-quality learning opportunities moving forward. “Every school has strengths and challenges, and…

School Reform Commission Approves KIPP Parkside Charter Application

PHILADELPHIA—Today, the School Reform Commission approved with conditions the charter application of KIPP Parkside Charter School.  The K-8 school will be located in the West Philadelphia Parkside neighborhood and will serve 860 students when fully enrolled. “At the end of the day our #1 focus is improving learning opportunities for the children of Philadelphia.  This…

Lindback Award Celebrates its 10th Anniversary and Reaches Over $3 Million in Awards Donated to Philadelphia’s Best Teachers and Principals

PHILADELPHIA — In its tenth anniversary of honoring exemplary Philadelphia public teachers, The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation will exceed $3 million in awards granted and expand eligibility to more deserving teachers throughout The School District of Philadelphia. This year 7 Lindback Awards for Distinguished Principal Leadership and 60 Lindback Awards for Distinguished…

School District STEM Students Learn About African-American Technology Innovators in Hidden Figures

PHILADELPHIA – Approximately 1,165 students in The School District of Philadelphia have been provided the opportunity to see the Academy Award-nominated film Hidden Figures, thanks to a donation of over $13,000 from a group of Philadelphia-based employees from DuPont and Deloitte. The positive experience allowed students to learn about the contributions of African-American innovators as…