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School District Green Initiatives Reflect a Revitalized Focus on Improved Outdoor Spaces for Students

PHILADELPHIA –  School officials presented a summary of more than a decade of investment in schoolyard improvements across The School District of Philadelphia on Thursday, culminating in almost 100 completed and new projects under the Office of Capital Programs. Members of the School Reform Commission (SRC) voted to approve donations from both the Philadelphia Eagles…

School District, Temple University and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Partner to Launch National Board Teacher Support Program

PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia has partnered with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers to help reestablish the National Board Teacher Support Program at Temple University. The effort is made possible by a four-year grant from the William Penn Foundation to Temple University College of Education. Created by teachers, for teachers, National Board Certification…

School District Principals Honored by Lindback Foundation for Excellence in Leadership

PHILADELPHIA — Seven principals from The School District of Philadelphia have received the annual Lindback Award for Distinguished Principal Leadership. The 2017 recipients are: Joanne Beaver, The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts; Simon Hauger, The Workshop School; Christopher Johnson, Science Leadership Academy at Beeber; Guy Lowery, Mayfair Elementary School; Andrew Lukov, Southwark Elementary…

Dobbins High Begins “Extreme School Makeover”

PHILADELPHIA –  On Monday, April 3, school and city officials held a press conference to celebrate the beginning of an “Extreme School Makeover” at Murrell Dobbins High School. After the speaking program, school and city officials started the renovation process themselves by hitting an interior classroom wall with a sledgehammer. “These renovations at Dobbins High School are…