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The Board of Education Votes on Amended Calendars for Current & Upcoming School Year

Posted on February 28, 2019
Categories: Press

This evening at the Board of Education’s Monthly Action Meeting, Board members voted to approve the amended academic calendars for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years. The calendar revision for the 2018-2019 school year is a change of date for Pennsylvania’s Primary Election Day. The current calendar reads that schools will be closed for the…

Happy National School Counseling Week!

Happy National School Counseling Week!

Posted on February 8, 2019
Categories: Uncategorized

I’ve worked closely with school counselors in times of celebration and in times of tragedy in schools. Day-to-day counselors provide guidance and support to hundreds of children by removing obstacles to academic success and helping students grow to be the best versions of themselves. Counselors routinely help students make informed choices about the future by…

Now is the time to become a teacher in Philadelphia!

Now is the time to become a teacher in Philadelphia!

Posted on February 6, 2019
Categories: Uncategorized

I always knew I would devote my career and passion into improving the lives of children. Before entering medical school, I was lucky enough to participate in a master’s program at Temple that allowed me to develop skills while teaching in Philadelphia public schools – it was an invaluable experience! Wanting to stay in Philadelphia,…

Updated Committee Memberships

Posted on January 15, 2019
Categories: Uncategorized

There have been some changes to the Board’s 2019 committee meeting schedule, and to committee memberships. Finance and Facilities Committee Leticia Egea-Hinton, Co-Chairperson Lee Huang, Co-Chairperson Wayne Walker, Member Joyce Wilkerson, Member Student Achievement and Support Committee Chris McGinley, Co-Chairperson Angela McIver, Co-Chairperson Julia Danzy, Member Mallory Fix-Lopez, Member Maria McColgan, Member Policy Committee Joyce…

2018 Reflections: A New Board Management System

2018 Reflections: A New Board Management System

Posted on December 21, 2018
Categories: 2018 Reflections

Our goal is to make our work and decision making visible to the public by providing better access to documents and information and that’s what we are working toward with our new system, Novus! Novus offers a user-friendly format with a helpful search function that will make it easier than ever to find information for…

2018 Reflections: A Communications Plan and Active Social Media Accounts

2018 Reflections: A Communications Plan and Active Social Media Accounts

Posted on December 21, 2018
Categories: 2018 Reflections

We recognize that as the first locally controlled School Board in seventeen years, our priority is gaining the trust of the public through our actions. We know how important it is for the public to understand how the Board operates and to provide opportunities for the community to be heard. That is why Transparency and…

2018 Reflections: 4 New Committees

2018 Reflections: 4 New Committees

Posted on December 20, 2018
Categories: 2018 Reflections

With nine Board members, we are able to break down into smaller committees to focus on specific areas that are critical to educational excellence. Those committees are: Policy, Finance & Facilities, District Partnerships & Community Engagement and Student Achievement & Support. Our committee structure allows us to use our experience and expertise to make informed…

Looking ahead to 2019: 4 Actionable Priorities

Looking ahead to 2019: 4 Actionable Priorities

Posted on December 20, 2018
Categories: 2018 Reflections, Looking ahead to 2019

We spent the Spring and Summer listening, learning and working together to define our priorities as a new Board. We participated in listening session in various communities in Philadelphia, we’ve held many action and committee meetings and we’ve visited schools so that we could hear from the community about what they feel is important and…

2018 Reflections: 2 Student Board Representatives

2018 Reflections: 2 Student Board Representatives

Posted on December 20, 2018
Categories: 2018 Reflections

For nearly our entire lifetime, students were not directly involved in the governing of the District. However, we, the students spend most of our time in our schools and are directly impacted by decisions of the School Board. That’s why we are so excited and grateful to act as Student Board Representatives and bring student…

2018 Reflections: 9 Dedicated Board Members

2018 Reflections: 9 Dedicated Board Members

Posted on December 19, 2018
Categories: 2018 Reflections

9 individuals make up the Board of Education. While we have varying professional backgrounds and interests, the one thing that we have in common is our passion to improve the quality of education for the children of Philadelphia. We have participated in listening sessions, visited schools, and met with parents and community members to learn…