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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…

Meet Toluwanimi Olaleye, Your New Student Board Rep! 

Meet Toluwanimi Olaleye, Your New Student Board Rep! 

Toluwanimi Olaleye and Keylisha J. Diaz will be formally installed on September 17th as the new Student Board Representatives for the 2020-20201 school year. Toluwanimi Olaleye, a junior at Carver Engineering and Science, described as passionate and determined, loves biology and is an aspiring pediatric oncologist. She currently participates in the Junior Fellows Program, hosted…

The Board Will Try a Hybrid Approach to its Aug. 13th Meeting

While the new school year will begin with remote learning, Board members look forward to the time when students and teachers can safely return to their classrooms and when Board members and the public can also safely return to district headquarters for Board meetings. We know that getting back to in-person learning will require significant…

Complete the Census! Ensure Philadelphia Receives Its Fair Share of Federal Dollars

Julia Danzy Mallory Fix-Lopez   During the last several months, we have all been focused on the new realities of living in a socially distanced world – from learning remotely to working from home to celebrating milestones online. And some things may have fallen to the wayside, like filling out the 2020 Census. However, there…

Board Members Address Structural Racism

As we officially mark the end of the 2019-2020 school year and turn toward all that is to come in 2020-2021, Board Members are spending time reflecting on the year. To end our year, we’d like to share with you the reflections of individual Board members presented at our June 11th committee meeting. We look…

Board Postpones Hearing as Communities Process Events and Begin to Heal

At this moment, when our schools, city, and country are experiencing the impact of generational trauma and suffering, suffering which has most critically impacted the Black community, Board Members want to respect this time for our school communities as a moment to process events and to begin healing. We believe that the trauma our students,…

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…