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2019 Parent & Guardian and Student Surveys: Now Open!

Every year, the Office of Research and Evaluation conducts surveys multiple school stakeholders. The District-wide Survey program reaches thousands of District students, teachers, principals, and parents/guardians annually. The surveys were designed to capture feedback from the school community on five key topics related to school improvement—climate, instruction, leadership, professional capacity, and parent/guardian-community ties. With an...

Give Your Feedback on Kindergarten Family Resources

We all know how important learning skills, like working and playing cooperatively with others, are for our children. This is why these skills are part of the School District of Philadelphia’s kindergarten report card. In partnership with the district, the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania is creating supports for families to help...

Ensure Your Child is Prepared for Keystone Exams!

In just a few days, Keystone Exams will begin for 8th through 11th graders. We know Keystone Exams have the potential to be confusing and stressful for students and families alike, but we’re here to provide some tips on how to make these couple of weeks go smoothly for your child! Before the test Encourage...

Don’t Miss the Productive Conversations at Your School’s Winter Title I Meeting!

It’s the most compliant time of the year! Well, maybe our friends in the Office of Grants Compliance would say that the entire school year is the most compliant time of the year but we think there’s no better way for our families to start the new calendar year than by attending their school’s Annual...

FACE Deputy Chief Invites YOU to the Roadmap for Navigating the School District of Philadelphia Conference!

Focus on FACE asked FACE Deputy Chief Jenna Monley to reflect on the inspiration for the Family Engagement Conference. Here's the letter she wrote to invite you to join us on October 20. Navigating the School District can appear to be a daunting task. Moreover, we all share a common belief that families want the...

District Expands and Formally Adopts Policy on Pregnant, Parenting, and Married Students

Are you pregnant or parenting and working to finish high school or a GED? Do you know anyone who is?  The School District of Philadelphia's Policy 234 for Pregnant/Parenting/Married Students was expanded and formally adopted last Spring. This policy demonstrates the District's commitment to the educational rights of married and/or pregnant/parenting students and ensures that they have...