Want to help inform how the District will invest $1.2 billion in federal COVID relief funding? Take the Budget Engagement Survey HERE.

4/12 New Update: Hybrid Learning Plan, Phase III Rollout Update HERE. Phase III Schools HERE.
View school Air Balance Reports HERE. P-EBT Card update HERE.
DEADLINE Tuesday April 13 for students in grades 3-5 and students with complex needs in grades 6-8 opting in to hybrid learning. Check emails, and learn more HERE.

NEW: Summer 2021 Academic Programming Announced! Learn more HERE.

NEW: COVID-19 Dashboard provides the latest information on confirmed positive cases in our schools. View HERE.

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Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective – Springing into Action!

Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective – Springing into Action!

The Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective (PSEC) has sprung into action! The PSEC has launched the selection process for the PSEC Steering Committee, the recruitment of Philadelphia area students to participate in the PSEC Student Advisory Council, and the formation of four Workgroups – Home and Community; K-12 Education; Post-Secondary Education and the Work Environment. These...
April 2021 SAC Tip of the Month: The Basics of SAC Elections

April 2021 SAC Tip of the Month: The Basics of SAC Elections

Posted on March 30, 2021
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Categories: 2021 April, Focus on FACE, School Advisory Councils
In these final few months of the school year, School Advisory Councils (SACs) across different schools are doing the work of wrapping up existing projects as well as beginning to prepare for the next school year. One of the ways to get a good start on next year’s SAC for your school is by setting...
April 2021 Reading Promise: 5 Free Fun-in-the-sun Activities to Boost Reading This Spring

April 2021 Reading Promise: 5 Free Fun-in-the-sun Activities to Boost Reading This Spring

Ahhhh, Philly Spring! If you’re like us, we've been in the house too long. And this warm weather means a chance to go outside and have some fun. But don't forget, making time for creativity and play outdoors is also a great way to boost reading skills. Here are a few fun (and free) activities...
Listening Ears and Productive Strategies at Strawberry Mansion High School

Listening Ears and Productive Strategies at Strawberry Mansion High School

This month and next month we are featuring a 2-part story on family engagement at Strawberry Mansion High School in North Philadelphia! Through this past year that all of us have had to stay physically isolated, one’s assumption would be that people would have less interaction with one another and feel more separated. However, at...
Spring is in Full Swing at the Free Library of Philadelphia

Spring is in Full Swing at the Free Library of Philadelphia

Spring is in full swing at the Free Library of Philadelphia! Our libraries continue to offer a wonderful selection of virtual programs for all ages, from yoga to storytimes. Check out our Calendar of Events to see what’s coming up. The Free Library’s popular Sundays on Stage series – which offers high-quality arts programming to...

March 2021 Reading Promise: 76’ers Tobias Harris Has a Few Tips to Make Your Next Storytime a Slam Dunk

Posted on March 4, 2021
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Categories: 2021 March, FACE News, Focus on FACE, Literacy, Read by 4th
  March Madness has us thinking. Reading and basketball have a lot in common. It’s fun, practice helps you get better, and one of the best ways to do it is with family and friends! One of our favorite literacy game-changers is 76’ers Tobias Harris. When he’s not playing, you can often catch him carrying...
Take Time for Breakfast This March!

Take Time for Breakfast This March!

National School Breakfast Week is March 8-12, but why not celebrate the most important meal of the day all month long? This ‘virtual lifestyle’ has made it easy to fall out of our healthy routines, with many people choosing to skip breakfast. So use this month to get back into the habit of starting your...
March 2021 SAC Tip of the Month: Time for a Tune-Up!

March 2021 SAC Tip of the Month: Time for a Tune-Up!

Posted on March 2, 2021
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Categories: 2021 March, FACE News, Focus on FACE, School Advisory Councils
Somehow the first couple of months of 2021 have breezed on by, and we’ve already hit March. It seems like a good time for a School Advisory Council (SAC) tune-up and a chance for you to fine-tune any parts of your SAC meetings that can be even stronger as we head into the final several...
Assessing Needs and Finding Strategies to Meet Them at Overbrook Educational Center

Assessing Needs and Finding Strategies to Meet Them at Overbrook Educational Center

At Overbrook Educational Center (OEC), located in West Philadelphia, the constant work of this digital learning season has been to learn the needs of families and then step in to find strategies to meet those needs. Principal Meredith Foote and the entire school staff have been all hands on deck to figure out what families...
Spring Into Reading with the Free Library's Upcoming Programming

Spring Into Reading with the Free Library’s Upcoming Programming

The Free Library is excited to share that some of our libraries are open for limited service. Service varies from library to library, so please check the hours of operation of the library near you. Even though the hours are different from library to library, the Free Library’s virtual services are available all the time!...