NEWS & EVENTS
ChalkBeat: After parents express frustration with weather notifications, Philadelphia schools go virtual Friday
Despite the havoc wreaked by the tail end of Hurricane Ida, Philadelphia’s school district opened Thursday, with notice of a two-hour delay for some schools that came so late some parents already had dropped off their children.
ChalkBeat: Parents, teachers protest building conditions day before Philadelphia students return to school
On Monday, the day before roughly 125,000 students in Philadelphia are scheduled to return to school for the first time since March 2020, some parents and teachers protested at two schools over unsafe building conditions.
Inquirer: Philly parent: Schools need more input from families when making critical decisions | Opinion
As the 2021-22 school year begins — the first time the School District of Philadelphia has been fully in person since March 2020 — it’s off to a rocky start.
CBS Philly: Emlen Elementary School Temporarily Switching To Virtual Learning Due To Rapid COVID-19 Transmission Rate
The Philadelphia Health Department works closely with the Philadelphia School District to recommend school closures or pauses in the event of COVID-19 outbreaks, but some parent organizations believe more can be done to make that information widely available.
The Philadelphia Tribune: Philadelphia Home & School Council highlights fathers' voices
The Philadelphia Home and School Council hosted a virtual fathers forum, aimed at providing a safe space for men to discuss prevalent issues, address their multifaceted roles and responsibilities, in addition to posing a plan to overcome the challenges that they face in today’s society.
Daily Voice: Name Of 9-Year-Old Philadelphia Student Shot, Killed By 5-Year-Old Lives On With School Grant
The award honoring Nyssa Davis will be given to a sixth-grader at the Thomas M. Peirce School who exhibits the character and dedication to education that Nyssa shared will be awarded annually by the Philadelphia Home & School Council, spokeswoman Afea Tucker said.
SUN Spotlight: Philadelphia Home and School Council (PHSC)
Updated: November 13, 2020
In direct response to the protests and civil unrest that has recently affected West Philadelphia residents following the shooting death of Walter Wallace Jr...
Sheppard supporters crowd CSPR forum to defend their school
Updated: March 10, 2020
Among the 21 schools discussed at the Comprehensive School Planning Review public forums, only one school community bucked the process entirely:
A Philly miracle: Amid closures, this elementary school is reopening its library
Updated: January 11, 2019
For as long as Anna Zhang has attended Bache-Martin Elementary School, the library was a locked room with old books...
Parents at Jackson demand solutions for South Philly’s crowded schools
Posted January 10, 2019
The combined gym and auditorium at Andrew Jackson Elementary School quickly filled up Wednesday night with parents concerned about the...
Shawmont School honored by Philadelphia Home and School Council
Posted May 13, 2018
The Philadelphia Home and School Council has honored Principal McGrogan of Shawmont School with the distinguished 2018 Principal Partnership Award!...
Posted February 3, 2015
Group Of Philadelphia Parents Speaks Out Against Standardized Tests In School. A small but vocal group of Philadelphia parents is spreading the word about ...
Posted Sep 25, 2002
The Philadelphia Home and School Council, the citywide umbrella organization for the 163 official Home and School Associations in...