Superintendent Watlington shares key themes from his 100-day Listening & Learning Tour, and announced additions to the District’s executive leadership team. Read more HERE, and for additional information visit our 100 Days hub HERE.

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‘Best Practices’ Ordinance Would Put City in Conflict with Federal Environmental Law

An updated ordinance being proposed in the City Council would require every school in the School District of Philadelphia to ensure compliance with “best practices” for asbestos testing, remediation, abatement, cleaning and management before a school is allowed to open. We know this proposal comes from a sincere place of concern for our school children…

Board Asks for City Council Support to Help Stem Gun Violence that Impacts Students and Families

During Board of Education testimony before Philadelphia City Council on May 4, 2022, the Board applauded the work of Mayor Jim Kenney and City Council to implement new programming and to dedicate funding to address the current gun violence crisis in Philadelphia. However,  Board Member Reginald Streater said, “More needs to be done to protect…