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Archive for April, 2020

Safeguard Education and Don’t Let Coronavirus Force Budget Cuts by Doha Ibrahim and Imere Williams

Safeguard Education and Don’t Let Coronavirus Force Budget Cuts by Doha Ibrahim and Imere Williams

Safeguard Education and Don’t Let Coronavirus Force Budget Cuts Doha Ibrahim, Student Representative on the Philadelphia Board of Education, Lincoln High School Class of 2020 Imere Williams, Student Representative on the Philadelphia Board of Education, Boys Latin Charter School Class of 2020    We are members of the class of 2020. In the last few…

The Board of Education Welcomes Community Voices and Invites Public Participation

By: Julia Danzy and Mallory Fix Lopez are members of Philadelphia’s Board of Education and co-chair the Board’s District Partnerships and Community Engagement Committee (Also posted in The Notebook: Board members urge public participation in virtual meetings)   Recently a school counselor reached out to share some of the challenges his school is facing during…

Board of Education Committee Meetings and Budget Hearing Will be Held April 23

The School District of Philadelphia Board of Education will hold one joint meeting for its Finance and Facilities Committee and Student Achievement and Support Committee on Thursday, April 23, beginning at 5 p.m. Prior to this meeting, a budget hearing will be held at 3 p.m.   To comply with public health guidelines regarding the…

Children having the technology they need to be 21st –century students will be one silver lining by Dr. Maria McColgan

As I hope by now everyone knows, the Board is committed to assuring that each and every student in the city of Philadelphia receives a world-class education that is beyond compare. And we are taking steps to make that happen. However, as a District responsible for almost 204,000 students and thousands of staff, first and…

Let’s supplement our in-classroom learning models with remote learning models by Lee Huang

Let’s supplement our in-classroom learning models with remote learning models by Lee Huang

As we are tasked with the mission of educating students, I deeply thank our teachers for their creativity and perseverance in keeping that going under such unusual circumstances. I know it’s the Board’s intention to make sure that, in the absence of access to our buildings, the learning and ancillary support services can continue, with…

We are all dealing with a tremendous amount of uncertainty by Leticia Egea Hinton

I want to take a moment to acknowledge how difficult these last several weeks have been for our communities and our city, and to thank the District, our educators, and our school and city staff for everything they are doing to support and educate our children. As a grandmother of school-age children, I have seen…

We need to address immediate needs and to right historical wrongs by Mallory Fix Lopez

This crisis is a wake-up call. We should be outraged that our most vulnerable communities and children are at most risk as a result of the coronavirus crisis and school closures, and that the achievement gap will likely widen during this time. We should be more outraged because, despite the new crisis, this is not…

We will get through this together by Julia Danzy

We will get through this together by Julia Danzy

These are scary times for all of us who have been impacted by school closures due to the COVID-19 virus. Dealing with so many unknowns can sometimes seem overwhelming.  It can cause us to fear our continued existence, create stress in our homes and add to the trauma that so many of our children and…

We need to think and work strategically and creatively by Dr. Angela McIver

I know that the lives of every single person in the city changed abruptly on March 16 when schools were closed, and parents were left to figure out how to adjust. Every day I wake up thinking that so many of our parents are essential workers who are reporting to hospitals, grocery stores, shipping companies,…