Philadelphia Public Schools
At Philadelphia Apartments, we understand the importance of education in today's
society. Parents want nothing more than to place their children in schools where
they know their children will be in good hands. Especially when moving to a new
area, parents want to make sure that there are appropriate schools nearby.
Researching specific needs and wants for their children's education is the first
step that any moving parent should take. A simple phone call to the school's
district will answer most of your questions, but not all. Some cases may require
a visit to a counselor who is more than willing to help a parent find the right
education and school for their kids. The internet is also a very useful source
for information regarding ANYTHING related to your child's education. Here is a
link to the School District of Philadelphia website.
School District of
Declaration of Education
The academic achievement of all students in the School District of
Philadelphia must improve. We believe all children can reach their
learning potential and that the achievement gap can be eliminated. The
School Reform Commission is responsible for that improvement and is
obligated to prepare, ensure, and empower all students of diverse
backgrounds to achieve their full intellectual and social potential in
order to become lifelong learners and productive members of society. The
Commission commits itself to raising student achievement through
District-wide reforms and restructuring measures. We have done much but
we have a long way to go. As a significant step on the continuing
journey, the SRC issues this "Declaration of Beliefs and Visions."
Declaration of Beliefs and Visions
1. We believe all children can learn at high levels.
The School District of Philadelphia has the responsibility to provide
the quality of education and a safe environment that allows every child
to learn at high levels. The capacity to learn is not determined or
limited by race, family income, native language, gender or area of
2. We believe all children can reach their learning potential and
that the achievement gap can be eliminated.
The School District of Philadelphia must provide equal access to quality
education regardless of race, family income, gender, native language,
special needs or area of residence. Providing equal access to high
quality education for every child may require the investment of unequal
resources to ensure an equitable outcome.
3. We believe schools have an enormous impact on children's lives.
To improve educational outcomes for all students, a qualified teacher
must be in every classroom, and every school must have a qualified
principal who is an instructional leader. Improving the educational
outcomes for our students will require support from all of segments of
our community including parents, caregivers, businesses, elected and
appointed officials, civic and organizations, along with the District's
leaders, staff, and students.
Parents and caregivers are responsible for sending their children to
school ready to learn, but the School District is responsible for
educating all children regardless of family support or involvement.
Children have an obligation to come to school ready to learn, but the
District cannot abandon those who do not and must search for ways to
4. We believe the School District of Philadelphia can become a high
Sustainable reforms are possible only if parents have meaningful
The School District of Philadelphia must develop effective partnerships
with parents and caregivers - based upon trust and respect - that engage
the District and the parent/caregiver in a plan of action to promote the
"best interest" of the child.
All District activities will be measured by their ability to increase the
academic achievement of students across the District in the most efficient
and effective manner.
The District will launch, continue or expand only those efforts proven to
raise student achievement here or demonstrated elsewhere. There are no
To be sustainable, any reform must conform to a realistic strategic and
5. We believe that all children should be educated in a safe and orderly
Success is the only option.
Guiding Principles of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission
EDUCATE CHILDREN FIRST
A quality education gives all children the opportunity to do great things.
So when it comes to education, we must put our children first. We must begin
by providing a better and safer environment for children to learn and
felonious violence must stop. Children need direct instruction, new books
and better curriculum. The goal has to be an improved education system,
measured by attendance and improved test scores.
TREAT TEACHERS AS EDUCATORS
Teachers must be involved in any effort to reform our schools. We must begin
by attracting and retaining education professionals. We must work with
educators collaboratively to improve curriculum. And we must provide them
with the necessary training and resources to do their job well.
Accountability will be critical if we are to succeed in improving education
for all Philadelphia school children. The children's futures are at stake.
ENGAGE FAMILIES AS PARENTS
Learning doesn't stop at the end of the school day. We need to better
involve and engage parents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, grandparents,
neighbors and friends -- the entire extended and non-traditional family
network -- in our effort to educate kids. Their support will be critical to
our long-term success the success of our children.
GREAT EDUCATION EMERGES FROM SOUND FINANCIAL PRACTICES
In order to employ sound financial procedures, we must take steps to review
and reform the finances of the School District.
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