The district would like at least 10,000 students to enroll in kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year.
The program is just one of many ways the state is responding to a teacher shortage that’s created cascading staffing challenges across Pennsylvania.
As attorney general, Shapiro said the state isn’t meeting its constitutional obligation to public schools.
Just a tiny fraction of school districts nationwide now have masking mandates.
This year, I’m reclaiming personal time, tuning out the noise, and not holding myself to unrealistic expectations.
The challenge is meant to complement classroom instruction by helping students grow their love of learning, Superintendent Watlington said, while they practice literacy skills at home like vocabulary and reading comprehension.
Reginald Streater and Mallory Fix-Lopez elected president and vice president.
The city has seen an increase in COVID cases recently. District officials also signaled in August that masks would be required after extended breaks.
Overbrook Educational Center leaders say the relatives who work together bolster the school’s warm, supportive atmosphere.
The guide also includes a teacher’s perspective on helping students successfully go from home to school environments after COVID’s disruptions.
Advocates and others say the city’s “Read by 4th” campaign and other efforts have built a strong foundation.
A significant number of Philadelphia’s children struggle to get adequate and consistent meals, recent data show.
“We understand that if students see themselves valued, reflected, and honored in books and learning experiences that we provide them, they’re more likely to learn.”
This veteran preschool teacher spoke with Chalkbeat Philadelphia about teaching preschoolers to share, common misconceptions about early learners, and more.
Monson helped maintain financial stability but recently warned about potential budget shortfalls.
Results on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment also declined statewide from pre-pandemic levels.
Watlington said the district will work closely with the police department, and urged parents and others to collaborate.
A member of the council since 2015, Gym has taken vocal stands on everything from school staffing to student mental health.
Nearly 1,000 participants at a Philadelphia gathering discussed the importance of a diverse teacher workforce and the challenges facing Black male educators.
Superintendent Tony Watlington said the move will let the district align facilities improvements with the district’s long-term vision for academics.
The new grant comes as Pennsylvania introduces standards to help teachers address bias.
Mayor Jim Kenney and others stressed that early education is crucial to children’s development and academic success
Superintendent Tony Watlington said the program will get $1.7 million from the district’s budget on top of $2.5 million in pandemic aid already committed.
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She applauds the city’s efforts and said they should be replicated around the country.
Five graduation options include alternative assessment and career and technical education pathways.

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