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Press Releases

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

Posted on May 28, 2020
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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…

School District of Philadelphia Launches Senior Hotline to Support Students During School Closure

Posted on May 13, 2020
Categories: Press Releases

The School District of Philadelphia’s Office of Postsecondary Readiness and Office of High School Supports has launched a senior hotline to provide students with additional support while school buildings are closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The hotline will operate from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesdays through  Thursdays starting today, May 12, and…

School District of Philadelphia to Launch Philly HopeLine in Partnership with Uplift Center for Grieving Children

PHILADELPHIA — In conjunction with National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, celebrated today, the School District of Philadelphia is announcing a partnership with Uplift Center for Grieving Children to offer the Philly HopeLine, a new resource where District students and families can obtain mental health services. Philly HopeLine will officially launch Monday, May 11. “Here…

School District Introduces Virtual Family Academy to Support Families During School Closure

Posted on May 6, 2020
Categories: Press Releases

In an effort to provide parents and families with additional support while school buildings are closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the School District of Philadelphia is launching a Virtual Family Academy, a series of online workshops covering a variety of topics. The academy will be made available to parents and families starting tomorrow,…

School District Teachers, Principals Honored by Lindback Foundation for Excellence in Education

Posted on May 6, 2020
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PHILADELPHIA — Sixty teachers and seven principals from The School District of Philadelphia have received annual recognition by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation. The announcement of the Lindback Awards comes during National Teacher Appreciation Week, which runs from May 4 through May 8. The Lindback Award for Distinguished Principal Leadership recognizes principals…

School District Announces Calendar Change for Election Day and Schedule Change for Student Meal Distribution

Posted on April 21, 2020
Categories: Press Releases

Due to the Commonwealth’s decision to move the Primary Election from April 28 to June 2, the School District of Philadelphia has amended its calendar to reflect that change. The original District calendar had schools closed on Tuesday, April 28. However, students will now be expected to participate in digital learning activities on that day…