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Archive for December, 2018

School District Encourages Families to Access Literacy Activities Over Winter Break

PHILADELPHIA — As the 2018-2019 school year nears its halfway point, the School District of Philadelphia is encouraging students to remain active readers over the winter break. In conjunction with the Read by 4th Campaign, the District’s website will provide links to literacy activities and free access to exciting, vibrant, digital books for families of…

Moody’s Upgrades School District’s Bond Rating to First Investment Grade in Decades, Baa3

District’s credit outlook also set to “stable” PHILADELPHIA  – Moody’s Investor Services upgraded the School District of Philadelphia’s underlying bond rating by two notches to Baa3. This is the first time Moody’s has assigned an Investment Grade rating for the School District since 1977.  Moody’s also set the School District’s outlook to “Stable.” The Moody’s press…

Philadelphia Public Schools Now Accepting Teacher Applications for the 2019-2020 School Year

PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia has opened its teacher application process for the 2019-2020 school year, almost two months earlier than in previous years. “This continues to be an exciting time to be a teacher in Philadelphia’s public schools,” said Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent. “We are seeing progress in climate and achievement…

District Highlights Building Work at Board Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting

Projects featured include lead paint and plaster stabilization, asbestos abatement PHILADELPHIA — During the Board of Education’s latest Finance and Facilities Committee meeting on Thursday, the School District of Philadelphia highlighted the work it has completed in schools across the city, in addition to its upcoming project plans, to ensure the health and safety of…

School District Celebrates Computer Science Education Week

Weeklong celebration to showcase robust digital curriculum offered across the District PHILADELPHIA— The School District of Philadelphia is celebrating its 7th annual Computer Science Education Week with a roster of activities, including highlighting the District’s expanding digital literacy curriculum and other district-wide activities, including coding. “Computer Science Education Week showcases the meaningful digital learning experiences…

School District Celebrates Computer Science Education Week

Weeklong celebration to showcase robust digital curriculum offered across the District PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia is celebrating its 7th annual Computer Science Education Week with a roster of activities, including highlighting the District’s strategic investments in educational technology in recent years, STEM-related activities for students, and networking and professional development opportunities for…