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Weekly Media Coverage: November 14-20, 2020

Weekly Media Coverage: November 14-20, 2020

Posted on November 19, 2020
Categories: Media

Penn to donate $100 million to Philadelphia School District to help with asbestos, lead abatement by Susan Snyder, Kristen A. Graham and Oona Goodin-Smith | The Philadelphia Inquirer The University of Pennsylvania will donate $100 million over 10 years to the Philadelphia School District to remediate environmental hazards, including asbestos and lead, the school announced Tuesday. Read More HBCU…

Board of Education Approves Changes to Advancing Education Safely Reopening Plan

Posted on July 31, 2020
Categories: Press Releases

During its reconvened Action Meeting last evening, the School District of Philadelphia’s Board of Education approved the proposed changes to the District’s   Advancing Education Safely reopening plan. The Board also approved the District’s revised calendar, which will move the first day of school  for students from Monday, August 31 to Wednesday, September 2. The…

Proposes Digital Learning for All Students to Start 2020-2021 School Year

Posted on July 28, 2020
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Today, the School District of Philadelphia shared revisions to its Advancing Education Safely plan. After careful consideration of all of the feedback it has received, District leadership is now proposing to start the school year with all students learning remotely for the first marking period which ends November 17. Students would then transition to the…

Announces Release of School Year 2020-2021: Advancing Education Safely Plan

Posted on July 15, 2020
Categories: Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The School District of Philadelphia released School Year 2020-2021: Advancing Education Safely, a comprehensive plan to deliver uninterrupted high-quality instruction to students while maintaining healthy and safe environments for everyone, supporting the many needs of its students, families and staff, and adapting quickly to changing COVID-19 conditions. The plan reflects months of…

Principal Named Top Principal in Pennsylvania By National Association of Secondary School Principals

Posted on July 7, 2020
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Philadelphia, PA – Paul Robeson High School For Human Services’ Principal Richard M. Gordon, IV will receive the 2020 Distinguished Service to Education Award from the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) during the organization’s Virtual Recognition Awards Program on Monday, July 20. Gordon, who has led Robeson since 2013, was selected as Pennsylvania’s…

Malcolm Jenkins to Deliver Commencement Address for School District of Philadelphia’s Virtual Graduation Ceremony

Posted on May 28, 2020
Categories: Press Releases

The School District of Philadelphia is pleased to announce that National Football League All-Pro Malcolm Jenkins will deliver the commencement address during the District’s virtual graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 9. The event, which will feature remarks from Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D. and Philadelphia Mayor James F. Kenney, will be streamed live via…

School District of Philadelphia Prepares for Summer Academic Programming

Posted on May 27, 2020
Categories: Press Releases

The School District of Philadelphia has opened registration for summer academic programming to offer support for students who may need additional academic reinforcement during the summer months. Led by the Office of Academic Supports and the Chief Schools Office, the summer programming will allow for students to engage in learning and to have an opportunity…

School District Partners with WorkReady to Offer Digital Summer Job Opportunities for Students

PHILADELPHIA — While many other large cities nationwide have canceled summer job programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the School District of Philadelphia will be one of more than 90 WorkReady partner organizations providing redesigned, paid digital opportunities aimed at enhancing students’ college and career readiness. WorkReady, managed by the Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN), and…

School District of Philadelphia to Honor Class of 2020 With Virtual Graduation Ceremony

Posted on May 20, 2020
Categories: Press Releases

A high school graduation is a rite of passage that students and their families look forward to, a time-honored tradition celebrating the accomplishments of the past while wishing students the best as they embark on their future endeavors. And while the COVID-19 pandemic prevents large gatherings, the School District of Philadelphia is forging ahead with…

School District of Philadelphia Issues Call to Action Urging Support for Public Education Funding

Posted on May 19, 2020
Categories: Press Releases

Facing a projected $38 million funding shortfall for the 2020-21 academic year due to the economic recession resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the School District of Philadelphia is launching the Fund Our Schools advocacy plan, a call-to-action encouraging people to use their voices to advocate for public education funding. The plan addresses the potential crisis…