Source: Education Week

Education Week spoke with William Hite earlier this month about his tenure, continuing challenges the district faces, bright spots, and advice for other urban district leaders confronting conditions like the ones he encountered when he first arrived in Philadelphia. “We do an annual budget because we have to by law. But we do a five-year financial plan because we want people to see what five years out would look like if in fact we don’t fix the revenue problem or the expenditure problem,” said Hite.