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School District, Mayor Kenney, Radio and Community Partners Join Together to Launch #AttendanceHero Campaign

PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia launched a new initiative focused on improving student attendance for the 2017-2018 school year, #AttendanceHero. Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite joined Mayor Jim Kenney, members of City Council, area radio station representatives, the Philadelphia 76ers, and nearly 60 fourth grade students at John F. Hartranft School to celebrate…

School District Celebrates Start of 2017-2018 School Year with 30 Second Graders at Bell-Ringing in New Literacy Classroom at Pennell Elementary

PHILADELPHIA — School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite,  Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and 30 second graders marked the first day of the 2017-2018 school year with the traditional bell-ringing ceremony at Joseph Pennell Elementary School. The celebration took place in a newly modernized classroom, which has been completely refurbished to support the District’s…

School District’s PSTV, DASH Partner to Offer “Songwriting 101” with Music Industry Professionals

PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia on Friday announced a new music production partnership and programming opportunity between its own Philadelphia Schools TV (PSTV) Studios and DASH (Destined to Achieve Successful Heights), made possible through a grant from StartupPHL. This Fall, DASH will roll out a “Songwriting 101” class that will be delivered by…

School District Celebrates Launch of Exemplary Teaching Video Library

PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia on Wednesday unveiled its Exemplary Teaching Video Library, an online tool for teachers, principals and central office staff featuring videos with District teachers designed to provide examples of best teaching practices. “We are at our best as educators when we collaborate, share and learn from one another, which is…