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District Outlines New Environmental Safety Improvement Plan

Posted on November 19, 2019
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“Healthy Schools” initiative to address asbestos and other environmental concerns in schools PHILADELPHIA –  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…

Dobbins Unveils “Extreme School Makeover”

Posted on November 6, 2019
Categories: Press Releases

$39 million investment improves classrooms, builds new CTE labs, replaces several critical building systems, and more PHILADELPHIA –  The School District of Philadelphia today celebrated the unveiling of $39 million in renovations at Murrell Dobbins Career and Technical Education (CTE) High School as part of the school’s “Extreme School Makeover.” Dr. William R. Hite, superintendent,…

PSSA and Keystone Results Show District Students Continue to Make Academic Progress, Highlight Areas for Continued Focus

Posted on October 23, 2019
Categories: Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA – Scores from the 2018-2019 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) and Keystone Exams show School District of Philadelphia students making academic progress, but also raise flags in areas where students need more support. “Results show what we’ve known for some time,” said Dr. William R. Hite, superintendent. “We are making steady progress in lower…

School District Cuts Ribbon on New Livestock Center at W.B. Saul High School

Posted on October 21, 2019
Categories: Press Releases

Superintendent and Pa. Dept. of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding Celebrate Dedication with School Principal, Teachers and Students PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia on Monday celebrated the dedication of the new, 3,900 square foot Livestock Center at W.B. Saul High School, the state’s only school focused on agriculture, horticulture, animal science and natural resources….

School District Reaffirms Commitment to Supporting Environmental Safety in Every School

Posted on October 17, 2019
Categories: Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA — This evening, at the Board of Education Action Meeting, Dr. William R. Hite, superintendent of The School District of Philadelphia, outlined several actions the District will take to help enhance and support environmental safety in schools across the city. In order to improve how the District supports safe and healthy schools, the School District will:…

School District Provides Free PSAT/SAT Testing for Nearly 40,000 Students

Posted on October 16, 2019
Categories: Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA — For the fifth consecutive year, the School District of Philadelphia is providing free access for nearly 40,000 District high school students to take the SAT, Practice SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Qualifying Test, and PSAT 8/9. “SAT/PSAT Day is a great opportunity for the District to be able to support our students and help them to…

School District Announces Relocation Plan for Ben Franklin and Science Leadership Academy

Posted on October 10, 2019
Categories: Press Releases

Testing at the Ben Franklin – Science Leadership Academy campus continues and results are favorable PHILADELPHIA — On Thursday, October 10 the School District of Philadelphia announced a temporary relocation plan for Benjamin Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy (SLA). Ben Franklin students and staff will return to school on Monday, October 14 at…

School District holds town hall meetings for Science Leadership Academy, Benjamin Franklin High School communities

Posted on October 7, 2019
Categories: Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA — The Benjamin Franklin – Science Leadership Academy (SLA) campus will be closed on Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11, 2019. On Monday, October 7 the School District held two town hall meetings for the Benjamin Franklin and Science Leadership school communities. The town halls were formed for parents, staff, students and faculty…

Science Leadership Academy, Benjamin Franklin High School to Close on Thurs., October 3 and Fri., October 4

Posted on October 2, 2019
Categories: Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA — The Benjamin Franklin – Science Leadership Academy (SLA) campus will be closed on Thursday, October 3 and Friday, October 4, 2019. On September 25, 2019, during a joint walkthrough with the School District of Philadelphia’s Environmental Director and the Environmental Science Director for the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers’ Health & Welfare Fund (“PFTH&WF/U”)…

PA State Representative Hohenstein allocates $60,000 to Philadelphia schools to invest in cultural education, literacy, STEM resources and supplies

Posted on October 1, 2019
Categories: Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania State Representative Joseph Hohenstein, D-Phila., announced today that six School District of Philadelphia schools in his district will each receive $10,000 in grant funding to invest in cultural education, literacy, STEM resources and supplies. “Our children are our most precious gifts, and I hope this grant money shows all the children in each…