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School District to Expand Pre-Kindergarten Registration Hours

Posted on February 21, 2018
Categories: District News, Press Releases

Families Encouraged to Complete Applications by February 28 PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia will offer extended hours at its Education Center for families to enroll their children in school-based, full-day, free pre-Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. “Providing our students a quality early childhood education is key to unlocking their potential later in…

Join Local Students for Black History Month Celebrations

Posted on February 12, 2018
Categories: District News

Students from across Philadelphia study Black Culture and Showcase their Talents PHILADELPHIA — This February all across the School District of Philadelphia students are celebrating Black History Month. Part of the aim of the month is to recognize significant contributions black people have made to America and the world throughout history. There are several opportunities…

District Schools, Administrative Offices to close Thursday for the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles Parade

Posted on February 5, 2018
Categories: District News, Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA — The following is the official statement from Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent of The School District of Philadelphia regarding the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles Parade. “The excitement of the Eagles first Super Bowl victory is a once in a lifetime event. For this reason we have decided to give our students, teachers…

SRC to vote February 22 on Seven New Charter Applications

Posted on February 5, 2018
Categories: Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA — The School Reform Commission (SRC) will hold a special meeting to consider seven new charter applications on February 22nd at 4 p.m. The meeting will take place at the School District of Philadelphia building, in the auditorium. The SRC will allow time for the public to speak before the vote. Individuals hoping to…

Top Philadelphia Schools Honored for Performance on 2016-17 School Progress Report

Top Philadelphia Schools Honored for Performance on 2016-17 School Progress Report

Posted on January 29, 2018
Categories: District News, Press Releases

District releases annual School Progress Report showing second consecutive year of progress with 164 Philadelphia public schools increasing their SPR scores and positive growth in the city’s lowest performing schools PHILADELPHIA—On Monday, January 28th, at an awards ceremony at Potter Thomas Elementary, the School District of Philadelphia recognized 22 schools for high achievement on the…

Philadelphia Public Schools Now Accepting Applications for All Teaching and Counseling Positions for the 2018-2019 School Year

Posted on January 22, 2018
Categories: Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia has opened its teacher and school counselor application process for the 2018-2019 school year, over a month earlier than last year. “This is a great time to be a teacher or counselor in Philadelphia’s public schools. Not only is there tremendous momentum and progress taking place in our…

School District Opens Registration Process for Kindergarten Students

School District Opens Registration Process for Kindergarten Students

Posted on January 16, 2018
Categories: District News, Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia today opened kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year for children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018. “Enrollment in kindergarten is one of the first steps parents can take in setting their children up for long-term success,” said Dr. William R. Hite,…

School District, La Salle University Partner on Community Scholars Program

Posted on January 10, 2018
Categories: District News, Press Releases

Initiative allows high school students to enroll in choice of college courses PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia on Wednesday, January 10th, joined with La Salle University to announce a partnership through which high-achieving high school students will be enrolled in college courses during this spring 2018 semester. They will take their first class…

School District Marks Expanded Breakfast Programs, Part of the District’s Overall Effort to Improve Attendance

Posted on January 9, 2018
Categories: District News, Press Releases

Francis Scott Key Elementary a stellar example of positive impacts of the program PHILADELPHIA —  On Tuesday, January 9, Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent of The School District of Philadelphia, Councilwoman Helen Gym, Councilman Mark Squilla and other officials visited Francis Scott Key Elementary School to mark increased participation in its breakfast program and how…

School District, Read by 4th and iHeartMedia Join Forces for #AttendanceHero Contest

Posted on January 3, 2018
Categories: District News, Press Releases

Social Media Initiative Encourages Adults to Share Tips About Getting Students to School On Time Each Day  PHILADELPHIA — Following solid gains in student attendance in schools across the city, The School District of Philadelphia is joining with Read by 4th and iHeartMedia to encourage families and students to continue this positive trend to ensure…