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District Releases Second Bi-weekly Summer Building Improvement Update

Posted on July 12, 2018
Categories: Press Releases

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…

Governor Wolf, Philadelphia Officials Announce $15.6 Million to Improve Conditions at Public Schools

Posted on July 5, 2018
Categories: Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA – On June 29, Governor Tom Wolf, Mayor Jim Kenney, members of Philadelphia’s legislative delegation and School District of Philadelphia leaders visited Roosevelt Elementary School to announce $15.6 million in joint funding for lead, mold and asbestos removal at 57 school buildings. “The safety of our children should always be a priority and our…

Application now open for Board of Education non-voting student representative

Posted on July 1, 2018
Categories: Good News, Press Releases

The Board of Education will include a non-voting student representative that serves in an advisory capacity to represent the interests of students in Philadelphia. Student applicants must be a resident of the City of Philadelphia and attend a Philadelphia public school. They must also be in 11th or 12th grade during their term as student…

District Releases First Bi-weekly Summer Building Improvement Update

Posted on June 29, 2018
Categories: Good News, Press Releases

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

Posted on June 21, 2018
Categories: Press Releases

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

Posted on June 18, 2018
Categories: Good 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

Posted on June 7, 2018
Categories: Good News

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…

Read Testimony from Dr. William Hite, Superintendent, and Student for City Council Budget Hearing

Posted on May 9, 2018
Categories: Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA — On Wednesday, May 9, Dr. William R. Hite and several School District of Philadelphia students appeared before City Council to discuss school funding. Dr. Hite yielded his time to student Alfredo Pratico, whose testimony can be read here. Dr. Hite submitted his testimony for the record. It can be read by clicking here,…

School District marks Kindergarten Open House Week

Posted on May 7, 2018
Categories: Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia celebrated the beginning of Kindergarten Open House Week with a celebration with Mayor Jim Kenney, Assistant Superintendent Deb Carrera, Principal Kimberly Newman, teachers, parents and kindergarten students at Chester Arthur Elementary School. “Enrolling in kindergarten on-time so that students are ready to learn their first day of school…

School District of Philadelphia Hosts 2018 College Signing Day with Former First Lady Michelle Obama

Posted on May 7, 2018
Categories: Good News, Press Releases

8,000 high school seniors celebrate heading to college with A-list celebrities PHILADELPHIA — Former First Lady Michelle Obama served as keynote speaker at The School District of Philadelphia’s annual #ReachHigher College Signing Day (CSD) event at the Liacouras Center at Temple University. Each year, CSD celebrates high school seniors choosing to pursue higher education at…