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District releases third bi-weekly summer building improvement update

Posted on July 26, 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 on the projects and improvements taking place at their schools, the District is releasing progress reports every…

School District Celebrates Groundbreaking of New, State-of-the-Art Livestock Center at W.B. Saul High School Facility to enhance academic opportunities for 200 students

Posted on July 18, 2018
Categories: Good News, Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia today broke ground on a new, $1 million state-of-the-art Livestock Center at W. B. Saul High School, the only school in the state dedicated to agriculture and food science, horticulture, animal science and natural resource management. “Saul High School has long provided unique opportunities for our students interested…

Board of Education Announce Committee Appointments

Posted on July 16, 2018
Categories: Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA — The Board of Education announced today which members will serve on the Board’s proposed committees. The Board introduced the proposed committee structure at its public meeting on July 9, and during the meeting Board members expressed their interest in serving as a member or chair of the committees. Board President Joyce Wilkerson made…

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…