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Archive for June, 2018

District Releases First Bi-weekly Summer Building Improvement Update

The District’s operations staff are working throughout the summer to accelerate school improvement projects to ensure safe, healthy, and welcoming environments for students and staff when school starts on August 27th. To keep parents and school communities updated of the projects and improvements taking place at their schools, the District is releasing progress reports every…

School District announces Plan for Summer Work, new Cleaning Standards to Ensure Safe, Welcoming Schools

Projects underway in 46 buildings will improve conditions for more than 26,000 students PHILADELPHIA – “Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our students,” said Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent. “When our students are excited to come to school because their classrooms are modern, clean spaces, they are best poised for success.”…

Black Male Educators at Bethune School nationally featured on NBC News

Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School was nationally featured on NBC News on Saturday, June 16, 2018.  The story focuses on the number of Black male educators at Bethune School compared to the national average.  Bethune School has 13 African-American male educators which is nearly 30 percent of the staff ; the national average is 2 percent….

School District Instagram Graduation Takeover

During the celebrations of our 2018 high school graduations, we will have three graduating seniors (Tamir Harper, Shania Bennett, and Anthony Rivera) takeover our Instagram  stories from June 8th to June 12th.  Follow us on Instagram(@philly_schools) to see three of our graduations from a student’s perspective. Continue reading to learn more about our graduating seniors…