The School District of Philadelphia will remain closed for the rest of the school year due to COVID-19.
Food benefits (P-EBT) cards will be distributed to qualifying families. Learn more HERE.
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have CHANGED. Updated info HERE.
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Find more information about the District’s Continuity of Education Plan for students HERE. Digital Learning and Planned Instruction info HERE.
Grab-and-go meal distribution
at our 50 District school sites occurs one day per week. Learn more HERE. Sites are listed HERE.
For the latest update from Superintendent Hite, included updates on Chromebooks and supports, Digital Learning resources, how to connect with school-based staff, and calendar updates, visit our Coronavirus Information Hub.
PreK-12 Learning Guides are available HERE and at all District meal sites.
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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…

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…

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…

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…