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William Hite

Citified

Darrell Clarke’s School District Power Play

City Council President Darrell Clarke has grown profoundly frustrated with the School District of Philadelphia in recent years. Now he looks poised to turn that frustration into […]

School District of Philadelphia
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$25 Million for City Schools, Suddenly in Doubt?

Last spring, which feels like eons ago, City Council grudgingly agreed to increase funding to the School District of Philadelphia by $70 million. That was $30 […]

School District of Philadelphia
Citified

The Brief: Hite Damns the Politicos, Moves Full Speed Ahead

1. Tired of waiting, for reasonable funding that may never come, Schools Superintendent Bill Hite is pressing forward on his plan to reshape the district. […]

Citified

The Brief: Millennials Didn’t Vote This Year, Like At All

1. Voter turnout among millennials was abysmal in the mayoral election. The gist: Only 12 percent of registered voters between the ages of 18 and 34 cast a ballot […]

Citified

The Brief: Unapologetic Bill Hite Presses His Case for More Cash for Schools

1. With City Council prepped to short the School District, Superintendent Bill Hite urges politicians not to let the district’s ongoing crisis become the new […]

Citified

City Council to School District: Go Away Already

There are few City Hall scenes more dispiriting than the display of mutual contempt that unfolds each year when the School District of Philadelphia comes to […]

City Life

Hite: Schools Can Make No More Cuts

There’s nothing left to cut. So says William Hite, superintendent of the Philadelphia School District. He made the assertion Monday during comments at the Pennsylvania […]

City Life

How Trauma Overwhelms Philly Schoolkids

During the 18 years he was a counselor at Barratt Middle School in South Philadelphia, Steven Hymans became accustomed to seeing students arrive for classes […]

City Life

3 Ways William Hite’s Action Plan 3.0 Could Revitalize Philadelphia Schools

After two years spent slashing programs, closing schools, and laying off thousands of workers, Philadelphia School Superintendent William Hite on Wednesday declared a victory of […]

City Life

Hite: District to Share “Opt Out” Info on Testing

The Philadelphia School District is preparing to share information with parents on how to opt their children out of standardized tests, Superintendent William Hite said […]

City Life

ThinkFest: William Hite on the State of Philly Schools and America’s “Dirty Little Secret”

People who ask if money spent on Philly education is being wasted don’t ask the same question about richer suburban school districts, Philly School Superintendent […]

City Life

ThinkFest Preview: William Hite on Moving Philadelphia’s Schools Forward

He’s got the toughest job in Philadelphia, and more experience managing crises than FEMA. But Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite didn’t move to the city […]

City Life

A California Ruling Is More Bad News For Philly Teachers

Being a Philadelphia school district teacher is not an easy job. And this past week it just got harder. Not only because of yesterday’s decision […]

City Life

House Leader, Hite Discuss Cigarette Tax

Pa. House Majority Leader Mike Turzai met with Philly Schools Superintendent William Hite Monday to discuss the city’s proposed cigarette tax to fund local schools. […]

School District of Philadelphia
City Life

Anger Follows Cancellation of School Funding Vote

If you are involved in Philadelphia Public Schools — an administrator, a teacher, a parent, a city official trying to find funding — you are […]