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The School District of Philadelphia Board of Education Installs the Official Portrait of Board Member Joyce S. Wilkerson

The School District of Philadelphia Board of Education has announced at its Action Meeting today that the official portrait of Board Member Joyce S. Wilkerson has been installed at the Education Center. The portrait, titled “Joyful Determination,” commemorates Ms. Wilkerson’s tenure as Board of Education President and School Reform Commission Chair along with her dedication…

Join Us to Celebrate Board of Education Recognition Month

January is dedicated to recognizing Board of Education Members for their dedicated public service and commitment to public education excellence. Please join us this month in recognizing the School District of Philadelphia Board of Education Members who volunteer their time and leadership to serve the nearly 200,000 students in Philadelphia who attend district, charter and…

The Board of Education Congratulates Kevin Bethel on his Appointment as the Next Police Commissioner of the City of Philadelphia

The Board of Education extends heartfelt congratulations to Chief of School Safety Kevin Bethel on his well-deserved appointment as the Police Commissioner of the City of Philadelphia. While we recognize that his transition represents a significant loss for the School District, we are confident that Commissioner Bethel will bring his unwavering dedication and exceptional leadership…

The Board of Education Adopts New and Amended Policies

At its October 19th Action Meeting, the Board of Education voted to add four new policies, amend 13 policies and eliminate one policy. The updates to the Board’s Policy Manual align Board policies to current law and practices, reflect the promise of local control and align with the policy revision timelines the Board expects of…

The Board of Education Appoints Peng Chao Chief of the Charter Schools Office

The School District of Philadelphia Board of Education has appointed  Peng Chao as the permanent Chief of Charter Schools. During the past two years, Mr. Chao has served as Acting Chief of Charter Schools and has demonstrated his leadership, commitment and passion to this work. Mr. Chao is uniquely positioned to lead this work through…

The Board of Education Releases the Ballard Spahr Report to the Public

In December 2021, the Board of Education commissioned an independent investigation concerning allegations of racial bias in charter school authorizing practices to determine whether there was objective, factual support for specific allegations of race discrimination or racial bias alleged by some Black charter leaders and whether the charter renewal process has caused discriminatory effects on…

The Board of Education Welcomes Two New Student Board Representatives and One Alternate for the 2023-2024 School Year

At its September 21st Action Meeting, the Board of Education will welcome and officially appoint De’Naiza Watson and Cavance Snaith as the Student Board Representatives and Doha Gassem as an Alternate for the 2023-2024 school year. In this advisory role, they will represent the interests of their peers and advise the Board on the impact…

The Board of Education Launches a Community-Wide Survey to Help Build a Strategic Communications Plan

The School District of Philadelphia Board of Education is asking the public to share feedback on its communications by launching a community-wide survey that will be open September 18 – October 6, 2023. The Board of Education has partnered with Public Consulting Group (PCG) to develop a Strategic Communications Plan. A key part of this…

The Board of Education Will Hold the First Public Goals and Guardrails Committee Meeting on September 7th

The School District of Philadelphia Board of Education invites the public to attend the first of three Goals and Guardrails Committee meetings scheduled for this year on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at 4 p.m., in the Education Center Auditorium, located at 440 North Broad Street. The next meetings will be held on October 12 and…

The Board of Education Will Consider “The Juneteenth Education Resolution” at Its June Action Meeting

The School District of Philadelphia Board of Education will consider the adoption of “The Juneteenth Education Resolution” at its June 29th Action Meeting. This resolution would ensure that Juneteenth is taught in all content areas in K-12 classes, beginning with the 2023-2024 school year. Juneteenth is now a national holiday that commemorates the end of…