Teachers at Feltonville Investigated for Informing Parents about Opt-out Rights
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Parents at the Feltonville School of Arts & Sciences in Philadelphia have taken a stand against high-stakes standardized testing. Using their legal right to opt out, one in five parents at Feltonville are now refusing the spring administration of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments (PSSAs) for their children. The parents and students at Feltonville are […]

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how to register for kindergarten in philadelphia
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The first day of school for Kindergarten may not be for another six months, but registration for the 2014-2015 school year in Philadelphia is officially open. The district-wide kindergarten open house is March 4, and Kindergarten Open House Week is May 12-16.  Contact your local school for more information about Kindergarten Open Houses.  Open Houses […]

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applying to SDP schools outside your neighborhood
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Every student resident of Philadelphia has a neighborhood public school that is determined by attendance boundaries.  Students may enroll in those schools after providing proof of residency, but there are other public school options that some city residents might want to consider.   One of these options is to apply for the School District of Philadelphia’s […]

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kindergarten open house
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  Tuesday March 6th is a district-wide Kindergarten Open House date for the School District of Philadelphia.  Schools around the city will welcome prospective families in to visit the kindergarten classrooms, meet the teachers, and find out more about the schools.  Please call your school for specific times when tours and programs might be available on Tuesday.  Any […]

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speaking of schools- voluntary transfer- apply NOW!
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Every student resident of Philadelphia has a neighborhood public school determined by attendance boundaries.  Students may enroll in those schools after providing proof of residency, but there are other public school options that some city residents might want to consider.   One of these options is to apply for the School District of Philadelphia’s Voluntary Transfer […]

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School District of Philadelphia PreK and Kindergarten Registration Open!

The first day of school for Pre-K, Kindergarten, Head Start, and Bright Futures may not be until September 16, but registration for the 2011-2012 school year is open NOW! To register for kindergarten, your child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2011. The School District does not test for early admission […]

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Last Week to apply for Voluntary Transfer in Philadelphia Public Schools

Quick reminder: The deadline to apply for Voluntary Transfer for the 2011-2012 school year is this Friday, October 29.  If you are hoping to have your child attend a school that lies outside your residential school’s attendance boundaries, the VTP allows you to apply to those schools for the upcoming school year.  Options for transfer […]

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speaking of schools- voluntary transfer: apply NOW!

Every student resident of Philadelphia has a neighborhood public school determined by attendance boundaries.  Students may enroll in those schools after providing proof of residency, but there are other public school options that some city residents might want to consider. One of these options is to apply for the School District of Philadelphia’s Voluntary Transfer […]

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New Charter School Possiblity: Learning Differences High School

The Whole Life Charter School is a proposed new charter high school in Cheltenham, accepting students from neighboring districts, including Philadelphia.  This charter school was underwritten by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as a thoughtful space for learning alternatives.  WLCS will be constructed with the guiding principles ofBig Picture Learning and geared toward students with learning differences. […]

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