A high-profile doctor who founded a health group that has vaccinated widely in Philadelphia is working with city schools to ease vaccine hesitancy.
The School District of Philadelphia is increasing its monetary incentive for families to drive their children to and from school in an effort to ease the blow of a district-wide bus driver shortage.
The entire school will be deep cleaned and disinfected before it is reopened for students and staff on Friday, 9/24.
A week after Philadelphia school students started classes the School District of Philadelphia reports there are no major COVID outbreaks in city schools.
Due to flooded roads and other impacts from Wednesday's storms, Philadelphia school buildings will be closed Friday and students will participate in remote learning.
Students in the School District of Philadelphia are excited to get back to the classroom, while parents worry over COVID-19.
Students in fifth through 12th grades at Science Leadership Academy at Beeber campus will revert to all-virtual learning beginning August 31st, due to asbestos cleanup, officials said.
Teachers at Masterman in Philadelphia protested Thursday over asbestos concerns. They don’t want to be inside the building until the district says it’s safe to do so. Superintendent Dr. William Hite however maintains the building is safe.
The Philadelphia School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to mandate that its 20,000 teachers and staff members be vaccinated against COVID-19, but details of when the mandate would go into place are still being worked out, school district officials said.
Teachers and staff at one South Philadelphia elementary school say they are optimistic about the classroom comeback but say safety is at the forefront of their minds ahead of the first day of school.
As early as next week, vaccines may no longer be a choice for district staff. The school board will vote Tuesday on a mandate that would require COVID-19 vaccines for all district employees.
Despite Act 66, fewer local students choose to repeat a school grade.
Students in Philadelphia are not only dealing with the trauma of the pandemic but also the ongoing gun violence in the city. This fall the School District of Philadelphia will be offering mental health support.
The School District of Philadelphia on Thursday said masks will be required for teachers and students in the fall as the city tries to restart full in-person learning amid changing variables in the coronavirus pandemic.
School Board Vice President Leticia Egea-Hinton said the resolution was a critical step in “making sure that all Philadelphia public schools are havens for immigrant students and their families.”
The School District of Philadelphia on Thursday said it is exploring adjustments to next year's bell schedule that would narrow start times across the district and help improve bus routes to and from school.
Teachers, students and families in the School District of Philadelphia thrown another curveball after a chaotic pandemic year, as they learn the district wants to change school start times in the fall, in some cases, by as much as two hours, according to the Philadelphia teachers union.
The School District of Philadelphia is planning to welcome all students back to class for five days of in-person learning for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The School District of Philadelphia will complete its phased approach to partial in-person learning for some students by welcoming back 6-9 graders in less than two weeks, Superintendent Dr. William Hite said.
Less than 24 hours after a triple shooting left a 6-year-old boy critically wounded, the School District of Philadelphia announced they are expanding their mentoring program.