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

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

Posted on July 11, 2017
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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

Posted on July 6, 2017
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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,…

Statement of the School District of Philadelphia re: Finding of No Wrong Doing by Commander Augustine Pescatore

Posted on June 30, 2017
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In December, 2010, the School District of Philadelphia retained the services of Pepper Hamilton, LLP, a nationally recognized firm with a local office, to conduct an in-depth investigation after multiple agencies requested a complete and detailed account of contracting practices and procurement policies related to the installation of security cameras in 19 schools deemed by…

School District to Expand Pre-Kindergarten Registration Hours

Posted on June 26, 2017
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PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia will offer extended hours at its Education Center this week for families to enroll their children in school-based, full-day, free pre-Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year. “Providing our students a quality early childhood education is key to unlocking their potential later in life,” said Dr. William R. Hite,…

School Reform Commission Approves PFT Contract

Posted on June 20, 2017
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Philadelphia – The School Reform Commission today approved the tentative contract agreement ratified Monday by the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.  This new PFT labor contract will run through August 31, 2020.  The agreement includes compensation increases for the first time in five years for Philadelphia teachers, restores contract certainty to the District’s workforce, brings stability…

The School District of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

Posted on June 16, 2017
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PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) today reached a tentative contract agreement that runs through August 31, 2020. “My top priority this school year has been to get a contract with the PFT that recognizes the hard work of teachers and school staff.  I am excited to…

Project to Equip All District Schools with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) Nears Completion

Posted on June 13, 2017
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PHILADELPHIA — In an effort to promote health and safety among students, The School District of Philadelphia today announced the finishing stages of a citywide project to equip every District school with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) by June 30, 2017. “The health and safety of our students is of the utmost importance, and outfitting our…

Family, Community Members Honored at School District’s End-of-Year Family Celebration

PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia today celebrated the involvement of families and community members in District schools through an End-of-Year Family Celebration sponsored by its Office of Family and Community Engagement, in addition to hosting the first annual School Advisory Council (SAC) Awards. “Our students have the greatest opportunity for success when their families,…

Rookie Tackle to be Offered to Middle Grades Beginning in 2017-2018 School Year

Posted on June 8, 2017
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PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia today announced its partnership with USA Football to bring a Rookie Tackle program to several schools throughout the city for the 2017-2018 school year. The District is just one of 11 youth football leagues nationwide to pilot the program, designed to introduce young athletes to tackle football. “Our number…

Philadelphia Students Headed for Higher Education Honored at #ReachHigherPhilly College Signing Day

PHILADELPHIA — Thousands of students and their families throughout the city of Philadelphia today 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…