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District, City Officials Celebrate the Grand Opening of The Clinic at Gideon

Posted on May 21, 2019
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Dr. William R. Hite, superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, was joined by City Council President Darrell Clarke, Mayor Jim Kenney and community members at Edward Gideon Elementary School Friday for the grand opening of The Clinic at Gideon. The Clinic provides primary and preventive care, behavioral healthcare and a comprehensive range of services…

The School District of Philadelphia Calls on Families to Share their Opinions and Effect Change

Posted on May 8, 2019
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PHILADELPHIA — For the sixth consecutive year, the School District of Philadelphia is offering a District-wide survey to capture responses from students, parents and guardians, teachers, and principals. The survey collects feedback from Philadelphia’s diverse school communities on five key topics related to school improvement—climate, instruction, leadership, professional capacity, and parent/guardian-community ties. Survey results are…

Students wearing college shirts

School District Hosts 2019 College Signing Day Featuring Dawn Staley as Keynote Speaker

Posted on May 1, 2019
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PHILADELPHIA — Dawn Staley, a graduate of Murrell Dobbins CTE High School and coach of the NCAA-championship-winning University of South Carolina women’s basketball team, served as keynote speaker at the School District of Philadelphia’s fifth annual #ReachHigher College Signing Day (CSD) event today, Wednesday, May 1 at the Liacouras Center at Temple University. Each year,…

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District Principals Recognized by Lindback Foundation for Outstanding Leadership

Posted on April 25, 2019
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PHILADELPHIA — Seven principals from The School District of Philadelphia have received the annual Lindback Award for Distinguished Principal Leadership. The award is allocated by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation, and recognizes principals who have made significant leadership and humanitarian contributions to their schools and communities. The 2019 recipients are: April Brown,…

Board of Education Approves District’s Lump Sum Budget for Fiscal Year 2020

PHILADELPHIA — The Board of Education yesterday approved a resolution adopting the $3.36 billion Lump Sum Budget for the School District of Philadelphia for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20). The budget plan enhances previous investments made in areas such as early literacy and college and career readiness, and supports additional priorities to further improve academic outcomes…

District Releases Action Plan Update Showing Significant Progress Toward Anchor Goals

Posted on March 26, 2019
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District making improvements in college and career readiness, early literacy, staffing and fiscal stability for third consecutive year PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia’s update around its Action Plan 3.0 released today shows three consecutive years of improvement for city schools, including increasing graduation and early literacy rates, greater fiscal stability and enhanced classroom…

District Celebrates Women’s “Herstory” Month

Posted on March 7, 2019
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The School District of Philadelphia is honoring Women’s “Herstory” Month by highlighting women from Philadelphia who have made a difference in the areas of education, arts and entertainment, public service, and business and health. Each week, the District will focus on a different set of women on its social media platforms. Check out #PHLHerstory and…

School District Wins $577,000 in PAsmart Grants

Posted on February 15, 2019
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PHILADELPHIA – Governor Tom Wolf has announced the School District of Philadelphia is receiving $577,000 in PAsmart grants, designed to bolster STEM and computer science opportunities, apprenticeship and job training across the Commonwealth to prepare students and workers with the necessary skills to be successful in today’s workforce. PAsmart is the statewide initiative unveiled last…

School District Black History Month Art Exhibit

School District Black History Month Art Exhibit

Posted on February 8, 2019
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PHILADELPHIA – In recognition of Black History Month, The School District of Philadelphia is hosting its annual art exhibit in the Education Center’s Second Floor Gallery. The public was also invited to an opening reception and artist meet and greet held on Thursday, February 7, at the Education Center. Ten Philadelphia-based artists, including one student…

District Schools Mark Three Consecutive Years of Improvement Citywide on School Progress Report

District Schools Mark Three Consecutive Years of Improvement Citywide on School Progress Report

Posted on January 30, 2019
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PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia celebrated three consecutive years of improvement among both District-led and charter schools. Results released today from the 2017-2018 School Progress Report (SPR) show that the average Overall SPR score for citywide schools increased nine points from 33 percent in 2014-2015 to 42 percent in 2017-2018. Mayor Jim Kenney…