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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 of Philadelphia Modernizes Website to be More Inclusive, Accessible and User-Focused

School District of Philadelphia Modernizes Website to be More Inclusive, Accessible and User-Focused

First major website update in 10 years, district-wide project to finish in Spring of 2018 PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) unveiled a redesigned and modernized www.PhilaSD.org.  The District’s website update, the first since 2007, will happen in phases, and represents a soft launch with work continuing on www.PhilaSD.org through the Spring of…

School Districts Wins U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Award

School Districts Wins U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Award

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 was nominated for the award by Pennsylvania Department of Education Secretary Pedro…

Celebrating Thousands of Students Headed to College

Celebrating Thousands of Students Headed to College

Approximately 2,000 students and their families throughout the city of Philadelphia participated in the 3rd Annual #ReachHigherPhilly College Signing Day at the Wells Fargo Center, designed to honor the Senior High School Class of 2017 from local public, charter and parochial schools who are pursuing a post-secondary education. “College is one of the pathways to…

Summer Program Allows Students to Earn College Credit before 9th Grade

Summer Program Allows Students to Earn College Credit before 9th Grade

Students attending The School District of Philadelphia’s new Parkway Center City Middle College this fall began the first step in their high school careers with the opening of the Summer Bridge program at the Community College of Philadelphia. This program allows incoming freshmen at the Middle College to begin to earn college credit before taking their…

2017-2018 Teacher Hiring Campaign Launches

2017-2018 Teacher Hiring Campaign Launches

The School District of Philadelphia announced the beginning of an exciting recruiting campaign to hire up to 1,000 new teachers for the 2017-2018 school year.  The School District of Philadelphia is looking to hire individuals with the following experience: K-3, 9th grade, upper elementary (grades 4-8), secondary math and science (grades 5-12), special education, music,…