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District Outlines New Environmental Safety Improvement Plan

Posted on November 19, 2019
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At the School District of Philadelphia’s Education Center today, Dr. William R. Hite, superintendent, was joined by Board of Education President Joyce Wilkerson, Councilwoman Helen Gym, Councilwoman Cindy Bass and Senator Vincent Hughes to unveil the District’s new environmental safety improvement plan. “Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our students and…

School District Teachers Honored by Lindback Foundation for Excellence in Education

Posted on May 21, 2019
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PHILADELPHIA — Sixty teachers from The School District of Philadelphia have received the annual Lindback Award for Distinguished Public Teachers. “Today we celebrate excellence in teaching and the amazing educators who serve our students each and every day,” said Dr. William R. Hite, superintendent. “This award is a testament to their hard work, leadership and…

Moody’s Upgrades School District’s Bond Rating to First Investment Grade in Decades, Baa3

Posted on December 18, 2018
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District’s credit outlook also set to “stable” PHILADELPHIA  – Moody’s Investor Services upgraded the School District of Philadelphia’s underlying bond rating by two notches to Baa3. This is the first time Moody’s has assigned an Investment Grade rating for the School District since 1977.  Moody’s also set the School District’s outlook to “Stable.” The Moody’s press…

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#TwoBlue: Greenfield, Meredith Schools Named National Blue Ribbon Schools

Posted on October 1, 2018
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Superintendent, Mayor and School Communities celebrate being honored by the U.S. Dept. of Education PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Department of Education recognized two schools within the School District of Philadelphia as National Blue Ribbon Schools: Albert M. Greenfield and William M. Meredith elementary schools. “The School District of Philadelphia congratulates both Greenfield and Meredith schools…

School District launches #FindYourFit Campaign

School District launches #FindYourFit Campaign

Posted on September 21, 2018
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As School Selection begins for the 2019-2020 School Year, students and families can explore various educational options PHILADELPHIA — School District of Philadelphia officials announced to families, students and community members that the K-12 School Selection Process for the 2019-2020 school year starts on Friday, September 21, and runs through 5 p.m. Friday, November 2….

Philly Native and Rapper, Meek Mill, donates 6,000 PUMA Backpacks to District Students

Posted on August 31, 2018
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PHILADELPHIA— On, Wednesday, August 29, rapper Meek Mill and Dream Chasers announced their donations of more than 6,000 backpacks to 12 schools throughout the School District of Philadelphia. The announcement took place at Mill’s alma mater, James G. Blaine Elementary School, where he personally handed out backpacks to students. “Growing up in Philly, I’ve watched…

All School District of Philadelphia Schools to Dismiss Students Early on Tuesday & Wednesday due to Excessive Heat

Posted on August 27, 2018
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PHILADELPHIA — Due to the high temperatures forecasted, all School District of Philadelphia schools will dismiss students at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29.  School-based employees are expected to work their normal work day and Administrative Offices will operate on regular business hours.  All after-school activities including all athletic programs and…

Mayor, Superintendent, Elected Officials, Students and Families #RingTheBellPHL for Start of School

Posted on August 27, 2018
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School year marks first time students in all grades begin on same day PHILADELPHIA – School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Principal Ariel Lajara, City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, students and families helped to #RingTheBellPHL and celebrated the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year with the traditional bell-ringing at…

After Extensive Building Improvements, District Schools Ready to Welcome Students Monday, August 27

Posted on August 24, 2018
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More than 1,200 District staff and contractors prepared buildings over the summer PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia is gearing up to #RingTheBellPHL and welcome all students back to school on Monday, August 27, after an extensive schedule of work over the summer to help improve the safety and environmental conditions of school buildings….

District releases fifth bi-weekly summer building improvement update

Posted on August 23, 2018
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The District’s operations staff have been 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…