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Ringing in the 1st Day of School!

Ringing in the 1st Day of School!

Posted on September 5, 2019
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PHILADELPHIA – Dr. William R. Hite, superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, Mayor Jim Kenney, Board of Education President Joyce Wilkerson, Principal Carolyn Williams, additional elected officials, students and families officially opened the 2019-2020 school year by ringing school bells at Robert Morris Elementary School in North Philadelphia. “As we begin the school year,…

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Annual Back to School Event!

Posted on August 26, 2019
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The District’s Back to School Event is designed to help Philadelphia area students and their families as they prepare to return to school. With the help of many great partners and sponsors, backpacks, school supplies, health screenings, and social service resources are provided to thousands of students, free of charge. This is a fun way…

Ring the Bell PHL 2019

RING THE BELL PHL Kick-Off with the Phillies!

Posted on August 19, 2019
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On Wednesday, August 14, the School District of Philadelphia held a press conference at Citizens Bank Park to encourage families to get excited about the first day of school, which is Tuesday, September 3. Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent; Mayor Jim Kenney; Board of Education President Joyce Wilkerson; and District students, including the championship-winning Frankford…

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$100 Million In Clean Energy Projects, With Spotlight On Northeast High School

Posted on August 14, 2019
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Philadelphia, August 12, 2019 – Mayor Jim Kenney, Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District), Superintendent William R. Hite, and the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) kicked off Philadelphia Solar Week by announcing the Year 2 outcomes of the Philadelphia Energy Campaign, and spotlighting the “energy makeover” of Northeast High School. In just two years, the…

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Parkway Center City Middle College 11th graders halfway toward Associate Degree & H.S. Diploma

Posted on August 9, 2019
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Two years ago the first freshman class of Parkway Center City Middle College (PCCMC) began the Summer Bridge program on the campus of the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP). Two years from now they will graduate with an associate degree and high school diploma. An event on Thursday, July 25 at CCP celebrated this success….

School District to Expand Pre-Kindergarten Registration Hours

School District to Expand Pre-Kindergarten Registration Hours

Posted on July 12, 2019
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PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia will offer extended hours at its Education Center July 15-19 for families to enroll their children in school-based, full-day, free pre-Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. “I encourage all parents and guardians to enroll their children in pre-K,” said Dr. William R. Hite, superintendent of The School District…

Dr. Hite holding his award at WHYY

Dr. Hite honored with prestigious Lifelong Learning Award by Philadelphia’s WHYY

Posted on June 25, 2019
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We are pleased to share that our superintendent, Dr. William Hite, was honored with the prestigious Lifelong Learning Award by Philadelphia’s public media station, WHYY, at its 18th annual President’s Dinner last evening. This award is presented each year during an event featuring the area’s leading civic, corporate and major public media supporters. Previous recipients…

“Good Morning America” Broadcasts Pop-Up Show, Honors Community School Coordinator

“Good Morning America” Broadcasts Pop-Up Show, Honors Community School Coordinator

Posted on June 13, 2019
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City employee Charles Reyes recognized for service to the community where he grew up PHILADELPHIA – On June 13, 2019, national morning show “Good Morning America” broadcast a live pop-up show from Philadelphia’s Eakins Oval, in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The ABC show selected Philadelphia to be the first stop on a…

All K-3 students in School District to Receive Free Books Every Month

Posted on June 3, 2019
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$1.3 million grant will expand national book choice and ownership program to every elementary school Philadelphia – The School District of Philadelphia and Book Trust, a national organization supporting book ownership and early reading in schools, along with the William Penn Foundation, announced a four-year partnership that will expand Book Trust’s program to reach all…

District Announces Comprehensive School Planning Review to Better Plan for, Design Neighborhood Schools Citywide

Posted on May 28, 2019
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Multi-year initiative to analyze changing communities throughout city and solicit input about how to serve shifting school populations PHILADELPHIA — In an effort to advance the School District of Philadelphia’s vision for all children to have a great school close to where they live, the District is announcing a multi-year Comprehensive School Planning Review (CSPR)…