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Pro Football Player John Urschel Visits School District Students to Explore STEM Behind Sports

PHILADELPHIA — Eighth grade students from throughout The School District were visited by Baltimore Ravens Offensive Lineman and published mathematician, John Urschel, as part of STEM Behind Sports Day, sponsored by GEAR UP and Texas Instruments. “When our students make the connection that what they are learning in class translates to their favorite sports or outdoor…

Read to Me Early Literacy Storyteller Event Highlights Importance of Reading as a Family at 24 Schools

PHILADELPHIA — Pre-Kindergarten and elementary school students from 24 schools and pre-K centers across The School District of Philadelphia were visited today by Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent, and other regional leaders as part of the Read to Me Early Literacy Storyteller Event, sponsored by The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia. “High-quality early literacy activities,…

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, marking the first year the award has been expanded to include teachers at all levels — elementary, middle and high school. “These award-winning teachers go above and beyond to support students both inside and outside…

School District Wins U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools District Sustainability Award

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Department of Education has announced that The School District of Philadelphia is among the 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools District Sustainability Awardees. The District is just one of nine school districts nationwide to receive such recognition. “The District has recently made considerable strides in providing our students with equitable…

School District Completes Hydration Station Initiative to Ensure Safe, Accessible Water for Students in Every District School in the City

PHILADELPHIA — As part of The School District of Philadelphia’s first-ever sustainability plan, GreenFutures, the District has completed its yearlong effort to equip every school with hydration stations, with 725 hydration stations now in all 218 schools throughout the city. “These hydration stations ensure all of our students have appealing and accessible drinking water,” said Fran…