Philly’s Home & School Council highlights fathers’ voices

BY: - May 3, 2021

For the first time in its 124 years, the Philadelphia Home and School Council is being led by Black women.

Her family tree is loaded with educators. Now this new Philly school board member says ‘It’s my turn’

BY: - March 7, 2021

“Help us with the goals and guardrails, but most importantly help us make the Philadelphia School District serve all abilities and all socioeconomic levels,” she added. “Help us help the children of today and tomorrow.”

Philly City Council panel takes up challenge of environmental clean-up in city schools

BY: - March 5, 2021

By Erin Flynn Jay PHILADELPHIA — City Council’s Committee on Children and Youth held a public hearing Wednesday hosted by Councilmember at-Large Kendra Brooks in partnership with Philadelphia Jobs with Justice to examine the relationship between the property tax exemption for wealthy nonprofits on the School District of Philadelphia’s budget and how to fund cleaning […]

As Philadelphia educators get vaccinated, city’s Black teachers remain underrepresented

BY: - March 2, 2021

Some district teachers are expected to return to their classrooms Wednesday in anticipation of students resuming in-person learning on March 8, the city and school officials said Monday.

Philly schools chief Hite mum on state of standoff with city teachers; stresses schools are safe

BY: - February 12, 2021

“I cannot discuss any details of the mediation process that’s currently occurring,” Hite said.

Philly schools announce plans for students return in February

BY: - January 28, 2021

“We know that while some students can thrive in a digital learning environment, many do not,” Superintendent William Hite said. “Some of our most vulnerable students, including younger learners, are at risk of falling behind."

Philly schools hire new chief operating officer

BY: - September 1, 2020

Reginald B. McNeil previously worked as executive director of capital programs for the Charleston County School District in Charleston, S.C.

Philly schools expand technology support center, unveil registration options for new students

BY: - August 14, 2020

With the Philly school system starting the new school year online, administrators are expanding the hours for the district’s technology support centers.

Philly launches initiative to help students gain internet access

BY: - August 7, 2020

PHLConnectED is part of the first stage of the city’s larger digital equity initiative that supports internet adoption and digital literacy skills development for all Philadelphia residents.

Philly public schools will start school year remotely; hybrid learning could follow

BY: - July 28, 2020

If it's safe, students would transition to hybrid instructional model after Nov. 17, after the first marking period ends, school officials said.

Philly schools’ reopening plan: Classes 2 days a week, Sept. 2 return date

BY: - July 16, 2020

All district employees, students, guardians, and visitors will be required to perform a daily health screen to assess COVID-19 symptoms.

Philly teachers want district to have plans for COVID-19 testing, distance learning

BY: - July 15, 2020

Philadelphia teachers want the School District of Philadelphia to satisfy nine criteria before schools reopen for in-person instruction.