School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Tony Watlington Sr.

Year-round school, a new curriculum, enhanced safety: Here’s the Philly schools’ new 5-year plan

BY: - May 25, 2023

'This is our roadmap for how we're going to align all of our resources in the school district,' Superintendent Tony Watlington Sr. said.

Philly’s James Logan School: A community school that makes a difference in students’ lives

BY: - April 19, 2023

"Logan is a good school,' fifth-grader Eshan Solomon said. 'They help the community through the different events and programs we have.'

School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Tony Watlington Sr.

Philly schools chief announces changes to high school admissions after enrollment protests

BY: - March 26, 2023

The centralized lottery system was imposed in 2021 due to concerns about equity and access for Black and brown students to some of the city’s most coveted schools.

Philly students tell mayoral hopefuls: ‘Our vote matters’

BY: - March 20, 2023

'The candidate who shows how they are going to improve my safety and my education when they are mayor is the person that has my vote,' one student said.

In Philly, city and schools leaders respond to Shapiro’s first budget

BY: - March 11, 2023

By Chanel Hill PHILADELPHIA — Following Gov. Josh Shapiro’s first budget address, Philadelphia city officials and education leaders have responded to the administration’s plans for education funding. “We applaud Gov. Shapiro for putting forward an ambitious proposal,” School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Tony Watlington Sr. said. “We are looking forward to engaging with Gov. Shapiro […]

Philly schools to offer digital mental health services to high school students

BY: - March 4, 2023

“The mental health of our students remains a top priority," Philadelphia Schools Superintendent Tony Watlington Sr. said.

‘A new day’: Philly officials respond to ruling in Pa. public school funding case

BY: - February 9, 2023

'This massive step forward is still only a step,” Councilmember Isaiah Thomas, who chairs council's Education Committee, said.

Experts, advocates focus on expanding the job pipeline for Black male teachers

BY: - January 30, 2023

Research shows that students who have at least one Black teacher will be 39% less likely to drop out of high school and 29% more likely to enroll in college

School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Tony Watlington Sr.

Boosting graduation, reducing dropout rates key to Philly schools’ success, city schools chief says

BY: - January 23, 2023

'We all have to be able to sit down together, communicate with each other and come up with a solution together,' Superintendent Tony Watlington Sr. said

Philly School District Fund starts search for new CEO

BY: - January 4, 2023

Officials hope to announce their new pick this spring.

Philly Board of Ed president honored with lifetime achievement award

BY: - December 13, 2022

The award was announced at the National School Board Association Conference in Miami last week.

Teacher and students in a classroom.

Philadelphia student scores on state reading and math exams down from pre-COVID levels

BY: - December 6, 2022

Results on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment also declined statewide from pre-pandemic levels.