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Archive for May, 2020

Board President Joyce Wilkerson Aims to Protect Public Schools in Philadelphia

Board President Joyce Wilkerson Aims to Protect Public Schools in Philadelphia

  (Board President Joyce Wilkerson presented the following testimony to Philadelphia City Council during a budget hearing on May 20, 2020.)     Good morning, Council President and members of City Council. Thank you for having us here today. My name is Joyce Wilkerson, and I am the President of the Board of Education. I…

The Board of Education Welcomes Ameen Akbar

Members of the Board of Education extend a warm welcome to our newest member, Ameen Akbar, who was appointed to the Board of Education by Philadelphia City Council on May 1, 2020, for a four-year term. Over the last two years, members of the board have worked hard to develop a spirit of collegiality and…

Board of Education Approves Resolution Calling for State and Federal Funding of Public Education

Joining districts across the nation, The Board of Education has approved a resolution calling on governors and state legislators to preserve state funding for public education and asking Congressional delegations to advocate for additional federal funding for public education. Board members consider this a critical resolution for public education in Philadelphia, as the district has…

Thank you Vice President Wayne Walker for Your Service to the Board and to the Students of the School District of Philadelphia

Thank you Vice President Wayne Walker for Your Service to the Board and to the Students of the School District of Philadelphia

I am deeply honored and, at the same time, saddened to have this opportunity on behalf of the Board to thank Vice President Wayne Walker for his dedication to the School District of Philadelphia and his many contributions to the work of the School Board.   Wayne has spent his career focusing on corporate governance,…

Thank you Board Member Dr. Chris McGinley for Your Service to the Board and to the students of the School District of Philadelphia!

Thank you Board Member Dr. Chris McGinley for Your Service to the Board and to the students of the School District of Philadelphia!

It is with real sadness that we are saying goodbye to Dr. Chris McGinley as a member of the Board of Education. I had the privilege of co-chairing the Student Achievement Committee with Dr. McGinley, and it proved to be an invaluable experience. As a career educator from a family of career educators, Dr. McGinley…