‘Sobering, but not surprising’: Report details the pandemic’s toll on Philly students’ test scores

BY: - October 25, 2022

Reading and math scores for some students dipped as schools shuttered during the public health crisis.

School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Tony Watlington Sr.

Weeks into the job, new Philly schools boss Watlington checks in with district families

BY: - July 23, 2022

'I’m learning a lot from the insights and opinions that you have shared,' he said.

William Hite Art New

As he heads for the exit, Philly schools chief Hite reflects on his 10-year tenure

BY: - June 11, 2022

By Chanel Hill PHILADELPHIA — When William Hite Jr. was named the superintendent for the School District of Philadelphia in 2012, he arrived during a financial crisis that was caused by the end of federal stimulus funds and state budget cuts. “At the time I arrived here, the Obama stimulus money was expiring and that […]

Philly education advocates weigh in on new city schools chief Tony Watlington Sr.

BY: - April 5, 2022

Watlington, superintendent at the Rowan-Salisbury Schools in North Carolina, starts his new role on June 16.