Education

The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
March 16, 2020 - 10:30 am
Longtime educator Christopher McGinley is stepping away from his duties on the Philadelphia school board. Read more here.
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Empty classroom seats
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Mike DeNardo
March 14, 2020 - 10:07 am
Philadelphia school teachers were getting ready for a possible coronavirus shutdown, even before the word came down Friday. Read more here.
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Philly public schools will close for two weeks due to a staff shortage as a result of coronavirus closures.
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KYW Staff
March 13, 2020 - 2:08 pm
Superintendent William Hite said all schools within the School District of Philadelphia will be closed for two weeks amid ongoing concerns over coronavirus. Read the latest here.
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Gov. Tom Wolf
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KYW Staff
March 13, 2020 - 10:50 am
Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday afternoon that all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days, starting Monday, amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Read the latest here.
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The School District of Philadelphia Headquarters.
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KYW Staff
March 12, 2020 - 10:06 pm
The School District of Philadelphia announced that 63 schools will be closed Friday, March 13. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
March 12, 2020 - 3:17 pm
Teachers are concerned that the hand sanitizer provided by the School District of Philadelphia might be less effective against the coronavirus because it's not alcohol-based. The district says the product offered is an effective alternative. Read more here.
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Cherrelle Shaw, director of a Center City preschool, holds a bottle of germicidal bleach.
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Mike Dougherty
March 11, 2020 - 7:19 am
Some consumers and businesses are having a hard time tracking down common cleaning supplies such as disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer have other options. A Center City pre-school has found a way around that. Read more here.
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University of Pennsylvania campus
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KYW Staff
March 10, 2020 - 12:33 pm
Colleges throughout the Philadelphia and South Jersey region are making plans to deal with the novel coronavirus by expanding online educational options. Read more here.
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Germantown Academy
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Tim Jimenez
March 10, 2020 - 10:28 am
A student at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington has tested "presumptive positive" for the new coronavirus. Read more here.
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School closings
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Tim Jimenez
March 10, 2020 - 7:33 am
Dozens of schools across three Philadelphia-area counties are closed because of coronavirus concerns. Read more for the full list.
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