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.

Philly Board of Ed invites public to meet superintendent finalists

BY: - February 23, 2022

The Board has asked city residents to be among the 32 people who will meet in-person or virtually with finalists.

Philly school board moves to narrow its pool of candidates for a new superintendent

BY: - February 1, 2022

'While the process is still fluid, the search for the next superintendent remains on schedule,' board vice president Leticia Egea-Hinton said.

Philly’s outgoing school superintendent has a new job

BY: - January 29, 2022

William Hite has been named president and CEO of Knowledge Works, a national education nonprofit.

Philly school board announces members of superintendent search panel

BY: - December 8, 2021

A committee member said he wants to keep student success at the forefront of the superintendent search process.

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.

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

With thousands eligible, Philly Mayor Kenney, schools chief Hite urge city parents to claim child tax credit

BY: - June 28, 2021

Starting next month, more than 90 percent of Philadelphia families with children will be eligible for new monthly payments from the federal government of $250 or $300 per child from the Child Tax Credit.

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 superintendent joins national push for more federal funds for schools

BY: - April 30, 2020

Superintendent William Hite and 61 other big-city superintendents are calling on Congress to approve new funding for local school systems.