Dr. William Hite
The School District of Philadelphia has announced none of its schools were designated “Persistently Dangerous” for this school year.
The report, by the Policy Lab at Children’s Hospital, says 17 percent of Philadelphia school students have been involved with DHS or the juvenile justice system, and 20 percent of those in high schools.
The School Reform Commission has decided to defy the city charter and not pass a budget for next year on time.
The SRC was interrupted by shouts and jeers and boos from angry parents and educators as they laid out an aggressive agenda for the upcoming year.
Today, City Council will hear from Philadelphia School District superintendent William Hite, on what he says is a 300-million dollar budget hole.
When Philadelphia’s new schools superintendent begins his job here, he’s got his work cut out for him.
School Reform Commission could pick a new superintendent from its two finalists any day now. And City Council members are weighing in on the process.
The second finalist in the running to be the next Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia made his pitch to the public Tuesday night.