Philadelphia Public Schools

Advocates and others say the city’s “Read by 4th” campaign and other efforts have built a strong foundation.
“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.”
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.
The new grant comes as Pennsylvania introduces standards to help teachers address bias.
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.
Philadelphia’s NAEP scores have long been below national averages and remained so in 2022.
Group of local and national leaders present a list of what’s needed to help students for the superintendent’s transition process.
After 110 days in office, Superintendent Tony Watlington said Philadelphia schools district must do better.
One football player said ‘we’re out here doing it’ for the slain student, Nicolas Elizalde.
Doug Mastriano wants a big cut in state school aid, while Josh Shapiro wants more — and more equitable — funding for public schools.
Superintendent Tony Watlington called the incident “absolutely unimaginable.”
The school district is sending its crisis response team to Roxborough High School to support students and staff.
Alicia Mannino is the newest physical education teacher at Girls High School
The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush High School is one of 10 Pennsylvania schools to get the honor this year.
The 21st Century Schools Model will focus on the entertainment, development, and transportation industries.
The superintendent will reveal his takeaways in October as part of his three-phase transition plan.
Students used to a relatively easy trip from the University City Townhomes to school may find their routines disrupted.
Tony Watlington announces 100 schools will close three hours early on Tuesday and Wednesday due to concerns about severe heat.
Tamir Harper is one of 600 new teachers and counselors working for Philadelphia’s public schools
The district’s agreement with the union representing support staff could avert a strike.
Black teenagers in Philadelphia make up nearly 85% of victims who have died from gun violence since the start of the pandemic.
Parents disagree about the wisdom of the district’s approach to COVID for 2022-23.
The district’s top safety official stressed that schools remain “the safest place” for students.
The district hasn’t met demands for fair pay, the union said.
Several parents said the mask mandate was unnecessary and harmful, but one parent called it common sense.
Superintendent says “there is a place” for test scores in selective admissions, but that cutoff scores will be reevaluated.
The district also announced COVID protocols covering vaccinations and a “mask to stay” policy.
Children First shares recommendations for city about issues like child care and public health.
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