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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…

The Board of Education Looks Forward to Implementation of the New Strategic Plan

The Board of Education is excited that the School District of Philadelphia has a proposed Strategic Plan that aims to provide every learner with the opportunity to achieve positive life outcomes. “I truly believe that every child can learn and every learner can be taught,” said Board President Reginald L. Streater, Esq. “Yes, the Board…

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

Philadelphia— The Board of Education invites rising sophomores and juniors to bring student voice to the Board by applying to become a Student Board Representative or Alternate for the 2023-2024 school year. Interested Philadelphia public and charter school students may apply online here until April 28, 2023. Beginning this year, the Board will be adding…

The Board of Education Calls Upon the City’s Next Mayor to Support Four Key Priorities in an Open Letter on the Board’s Education Platform

It takes a village to educate our children. Parents and guardians, family members, educators, counselors, school leaders, nurses, support staff, our partners and more wrap their collective arms around our students to provide the academic, social and emotional support that our learners need to thrive and succeed. Also, our Mayor and City Council Members, who…

The Board of Education Decries Gun Violence and Calls for Collective Action to Safeguard Communities

The Board of Education is outraged and disheartened that children and adults continue to be the innocent victims of  gun violence in Philadelphia on a nearly daily basis. The tragic and senseless shootings that happen in neighborhoods throughout the city, indelibly harm our school communities in myriad ways – taking lives, traumatizing survivors and threatening…

School District of Philadelphia Challenges New “Best Practices” Law

Statement on the Lawsuit from Board of Education President Reginald L. Streater, Esq. The School District of Philadelphia filed a lawsuit today challenging the City’s environmental “best practices” law. If allowed to stand, the law could needlessly threaten the opening of many District school buildings at the start of the next school year, jeopardizing the…

Board of Education Elects New Leaders for 2023: Reginald L. Streater is Elected President; Mallory Fix-Lopez is Elected Vice President

At its December 15, 2022, Action Meeting, the Board of Education held its annual organization meeting and elected new leaders: Reginald L. Streater as President and Mallory Fix-Lopez as Vice President, who immediately began serving their one-year terms. They replace Joyce S. Wilkerson as President and Leticia Egea-Hinton as Vice President, who opted to leave…

Board of Education President Joyce S. Wilkerson Receives The Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award

Board of Education President Joyce S. Wilkerson received the Benjamin Elijah Mays Lifetime Achievement Award today for her longstanding commitment to the educational needs of urban school children. The Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) presents this award each year to recognize current or former school board members who have made a difference for…

Board Welcomes Two New Student Board Representatives for 2022-2023 School Year

Board Welcomes Two New Student Board Representatives for 2022-2023 School Year

PHILADELPHIA— At its September 22nd Action Meeting, the Board of Education will welcome and officially install Sophia Roach and Love Speech as the Student Board Representatives for the 2022-2023 school year. In this role, they will represent their peers by sharing student concerns with the Board at its monthly meetings and by reporting Board deliberations…