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School District Asks for Input on School Calendar

Parents, staff and community can weigh in on priorities PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia is beginning the process of developing the Academic Calendar for SY 19-20 and 20-21, and is asking for feedback from families and staff to help guide the decisions that will go into making the schedule final. The short, 4-question…

School District Applies for $6 Million in State Grants for School Safety Upgrades

PHILADELPHIA – In an effort to enhance school safety and security at schools throughout the city, the School District of Philadelphia has submitted an application to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) for nearly $6 million in grants providing for equipment and professional development for staff. “We are very appreciative that the state is…

Applications Now Open for CleanFutures

Project will leverage resources to engage students in litter reduction PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia announced today that applications are open for the CleanFutures program, a contest-based citizen science and advocacy program to engage students in litter reduction. A joint effort of the Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet, the School District of Philadelphia’s…

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#TwoBlue: Greenfield, Meredith Schools Named National Blue Ribbon Schools

Superintendent, Mayor and School Communities celebrate being honored by the U.S. Dept. of Education PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Department of Education recognized two schools within the School District of Philadelphia as National Blue Ribbon Schools: Albert M. Greenfield and William M. Meredith elementary schools. “The School District of Philadelphia congratulates both Greenfield and Meredith schools…

Greenfield, Meredith Schools Named National Blue Ribbon Schools

Superintendent, Mayor and School Communities celebrate being honored by the U.S. Dept. of Education PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Department of Education today recognized two schools within the School District of Philadelphia as National Blue Ribbon Schools: Albert M. Greenfield and William M. Meredith elementary schools. “The School District of Philadelphia congratulates both Greenfield and Meredith…