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Board Monitors Progress Towards Guardrail 4

At its May Action Meeting, the Board of Education monitored progress toward achieving Guardrail 4: “Our students’ potential will not be limited by practices that perpetuate systemic racism and hinder student achievement.” Board members reviewed data, identified trends and asked questions regarding Guardrail 4 in a discussion led by Board Vice President Leticia Egea-Hinton. To…

What are Your Priorities for Public Education?

The Board of Education wants every school to be a safe, welcoming and healthy place where our students, staff and community want to be and where our students learn, thrive and succeed! What investments should we prioritize to make this happen? We invite you to share your ideas with the Board on Thursday, March 18,…

The Board Welcomes Three New Members

The Board of Education welcomes three new Board Members who were sworn in by Mayor Jim Kenney on February 19, 2021. The new Board Members, who share a commitment to improving public education for the city’s children, are Lisa Salley, Reginald L. Streater and Cecelia Thompson.   “On behalf of the Board, I welcome our…

The Board Invites Rising Juniors and Seniors to Apply to be a Student Board Representative in 2021-2022 School Year

The Board of Education invites students, who are rising juniors and seniors and who would like to bring student voice to the Board, to apply to become a Student Board Representative for the 2021-2022 school year. Interested students may apply online here by 5 p.m. on March 22. “For me, being a Student Board Representative…

The Board of Education is now accepting written comments on the phased closure of Austin Meehan Middle School

The Board of Education held a public hearing on the phased closure of Austin Meehan Middle School on February 16, 2021. The District provided information at the public hearing on the rationale of Meehan’s closure which is primarily driven by the construction of a new K-8 school nearby which has been referred to as the New…

The Board Invites the Public to Serve on the Parent and  Community Advisory Council

The Board Invites the Public to Serve on the Parent and Community Advisory Council

The Board of Education invites Philadelphia residents, who are passionate about improving public education, to apply by March 1 for a position on the Parent and Community Advisory Council (PCAC) that begins in the 2021-2022 school year. PCAC serves as a bridge between the city’s school communities and the Board of Education with council members…

2020-21 New Charter School Applications

2020-21 New Charter School Applications

The Board of Education is reviewing this year’s new charter school applications. Pennsylvania Charter School Law requires the Board to accept and review applications for new charter schools in Philadelphia. This year, the Board has received 5 applications for new charter schools. You can learn more about the applicants and read their applications here. The…

Board Begins New Phase that Invites Public Participation

With the New Year, the Board of Education begins a new chapter of reimagined governance that invites public input into the Board’s core work of improving student achievement via Goals & Guardrails, the Board’s five-year plan. Specifically, the Board is making its work more accessible to diverse groups by: revamping its public testimony procedures, creating…

Thank you to Everyone Who Helped Develop Goals & Guardrails!

Now that the Board of Education has formally adopted Goals & Guardrails at its December 10th action meeting, we would like to express our gratitude to all those who helped inform this strategic vision and five-year plan that will focus intently on student learning and achievement. We spent the past two years listening to the…

Meet Keylisha J. Diaz, Your New Student Board Rep!

Keylisha J. Diaz and Toluwanimi Olaleye will be formally installed on September 17th as the new Student Board Representatives for the 2020-20201 school year.  Keylisha J. Diaz, a junior at Philadelphia Military Academy, is a natural leader who, as a Student Board Representative, wants to be a voice for all students across the district to…