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Senator Hughes An informational update for you!

This publication is your opportunity to receive regular updates on the work and the issues that I have been involved with, both in Harrisburg and throughout our community.

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Philadelphia School District Superintendent Releases Action Plan

The plan outlines the most critical priorities for Philadelphia schools

Philadelphia School DistrictOn January 7, new Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite released an Action Plan for The School District of Philadelphia, outlining the most critical priorities for Philadelphia schools.

Philadelphia School District has seen drastic reductions in support from the state. Governor Corbett’s funding cuts affecting Philadelphia schools since 2010-2011 – $1,313 per student annually – have resulted in the elimination of tutoring programs, academic courses, support services for children with disabilities and English language learners, and other educational basics.

According to Philadelphia School District officials, the Action Plan is built around two anchor goals – improve academic outcomes for students in all schools and ensure the financial stability and sustainability of the School District.

Superintendent Hite Presents Plan To Improve Academics, Finances In Philadelphia Schools - CBS Philly

After holding several listening session and community conversations, here is the action plan crafted by Superintendent Hite: http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/a/action-plan

Dr. William R. Hite Jr., was named Superintendent of The School District of Philadelphia on June 29, 2012. Dr. Hite’s professional experience includes serving at every level – teacher, principal, central office administrator and Superintendent. Prior to joining the District, Dr. Hite was Superintendent of Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland, the state’s second-largest school district and one of the 25 largest districts nationwide. For more on Dr. William R. Hite Jr. visit: http://www.philasd.org/leadership/

Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite Jr. talks to Inquirer staff writer Kristen A. Graham in advance of the Monday release of his “action plan.” Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite Jr. sits down with FOX 29's Jeff Cole to discuss his plan to fix Philadelphia schools.

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Offices of State Senator Vincent Hughes

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DISTRICT OFFICE
4950 Parkside Avenue | Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215.879.7777
Fax: 215.879.7778

HARRISBURG OFFICE
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Harrisburg, PA 17120-3007
Phone: 717.787.7112
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The School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Hite Presents Plan To Improve Academics, Finances In Philadelphia Schools - CBS Philly Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite Jr. sits down with FOX 29's Jeff Cole to discuss his plan to fix Philadelphia schools. Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite Jr. talks to Inquirer staff writer Kristen A. Graham in advance of the Monday release of his “action plan.”