philadelphia-schools

New report lays out what Philadelphians want in next school superintendent

BY: - December 4, 2021

Respondents said they wanted a superintendent who is an effective communicator who is committed to transparency.

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I’m a Pa. student. I shouldn’t have to worry about being shot. But I do. Every day | Opinion

BY: - October 28, 2021

Thoughts and prayers have their place, but now we need action. And our leaders need to step up and take it.

Philly School District makes changes to 2022-2023 school selection process

BY: - October 6, 2021

'School selection is an important opportunity for students throughout Philadelphia and adding an equity lens to this process is critical,' school district superintendent William Hite said

Philly schools superintendent William Hite is leaving

BY: - September 28, 2021

“As I continue to serve the students, families and staff of the School District of Philadelphia throughout this next year, I do so with deep pride and humility,” Hite said.

With classes about to start, Philly schools chief says COVID-19 protocols are in place

BY: - August 28, 2021

'With all of the layers of safety we have in place, we are confident that we can maintain a low positivity rate,' Superintendent William Hite said

Philly won’t roll out new programs to protect students as violence stays on the rise

BY: - August 19, 2021

The homicide rate was 339 as of Wednesday, up 22% compared to the same time last year,

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."