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(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite, in file photo by Mike DeNardo)

Schools Chief Hite Turns Down His $60,000 Performance Bonus

Hite is declining the bonus that goes with the good report card he received from the School Reform Commission.

07/02/2015

(The Basic Education Funding Commission, meeting in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Suggested Overhaul to Pa. School Funding Formula Made Public

A commission empaneled to examine a potential overhaul Pennsylvania’s public school funding formula has revealed its long-awaited recommendations.

06/18/2015

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite, in 2014 file photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. City Council Rules Out School District’s Full Cash Request

The lawmakers seem intent on trimming the school district’s $103-million request to about $80 million, but how they’ll raise even that amount is very unclear.

06/04/2015

(Schools CFO Matt Stanski, superintendent William Hite, and SRC chair Marjorie Neff at a City Council budget hearing.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

School Officials Present Their Budgetary Wish List to Philadelphia City Council

They were getting a less-than-warm reception.

05/26/2015

(US education secretary Arne Duncan, at left in shirtsleeves, Mayor Nutter, center, and schools superintendent William Hite listen as a student describes her summer job experience.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

US Education Secretary Visits Philadelphia, Touting Summer Jobs For Youth

The adults turned the microphone over to the young folks for a while, to hear first-person accounts of the positive impact that summer jobs can have.

05/22/2015

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. School District Considers Privatizing School Nurses

Schools superintendent Wiliam Hite says the cash-strapped school district is simply exploring ways to expand student health services without spending more money.

05/14/2015

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite.   File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Schools Chief Lukewarm to State Takeover of Some Low-Performing Schools

Low-performing schools in Pennsylvania could wind up in a state-run district, under a new proposal in Harrisburg. Philadelphia superintendent William Hite says that could put additional financial pressure on Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

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Some Well Known Philadelphians Enlisted To Promote Vegetarianism

Among those who are joining the cause, at least temporarily, is Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

(Students at South Philadelphia High School pose with their new Kindle Fire tablets, donated by Emmanuel Bussie, second from left in back row.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Former ‘Occupy’ Member’s Newest Activism: Tablet Computers For Philly Schoolkids

Some students at a Philadelphia high school have new Kindle Fires, which came from an untraditional source.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(Marjorie Neff, left, recently appointed to head the School Reform Commission by Gov. Tom Wolf, and her predecessor, Bill Green, who will remain a member of the SRC.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Former Phila. SRC Chair and His Replacement Say They’ll Move Schools Forward Together

New SRC chair Marjorie Neff says the fact that Bill Green is not going to court to try to keep the chairmanship removes a potential distraction.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/10/2015

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite, in file photo by Mike DeNardo)

Dr. William Hite: ‘We Must Give Every Child The Opportunity To Have A Real Chance At Success’

Gary R’Nel spoke with the Superintendent of the Philadelphia School District, Dr. William Hite, on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about his Action Plan 3.0 for Philadelphia schools and the improving financial status of the district.

03/05/2015

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite, in file photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Schools Chief Hite Plans More Focus On Neighborhood Schools

Superintendent William Hite’s plan calls for reorganizing schools into eight geographic networks, and adding three others focusing on turnaround, alternative and innovative schools.

03/04/2015

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite uses his cell phone to snap photos of kindergartners using iPads to study reading and phonics.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Some Philadelphia Kindergartners Learning Reading via New iPads

It’s a four-year pilot at the Jackson and Ziegler schools, using software designed by AIM Academy, of Conshohocken.

11/06/2014

(Students from the Penn Alexander School, in West Philadelphia, get a lesson in mummification using a demonstration dummy at the Penn Museum.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Penn Museum Unveils New Program For Teaching 7th Graders Interactively

“Children sometimes recall facts, sometimes not; but they will always recall an experience,” noted Philadelphia schools superintendent Williams Hite.

10/21/2014

(Michael Masch, addressing an education summit of the Philadelphia Bar Association.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Former Schools CFO Says Harrisburg Caused Philadelphia’s School Funding Crisis

“The school district is in a budget crisis … because the district has been subject to unprecedented state funding cuts. But not only unprecedented — discriminatory,” Michael Masch said.

10/09/2014

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