Paving the Way for a Bright Future
We work with public and private partners to support local schools and make educational opportunities more accessible for all.
#AskPhilly Twitter Chat, August 2016
In a monthly edition of #AskPhilly, the City's Chief Education Officer Otis Hackney answers questions from curious tweeters about pre-K, community schools, and other education matters affecting Philadelphians.
First Community Schools Announced
After months of public engagement and working with communities, the Mayor's Office of Education announces the first nine community schools — one of Mayor Jim Kenney's hallmark initiatives.
Philly Kids Talk About Pre-K
The Pre-K Move-Up Celebration was an opportunity for Philadelphia to celebrate the city's future leaders moving up from pre-K and into kindergarten. At the ceremony, we asked some of the best champions of pre-K what they thought was most important about quality pre-K programs. Here are their answers.
Because early childhood education can help all students succeed, we’re working to increase quality pre-K for all three- and four-year-olds who currently lack access.
Community schools are public schools that provide wraparound services to students, families, and communities. Each school aligns City, private, and nonprofit services to meet the needs of children and families.
With a robust community of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) partners, we help create education and career opportunities that boost success in high-skill, high-priority jobs.