asbestos

PFT lawsuit
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Tim Jimenez
January 20, 2020 - 11:59 am
The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers is suing the School District of Philadelphia for the way, the union says, it has been handling asbestos problems at several schools. Read more here.
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Parents and teachers demand the asbestos be fully removed from Alexander McClure Elementary School before students return to class.
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KYW Staff
January 17, 2020 - 8:25 am
Alexander McClure Elementary School in the city's Hunting Park neighborhood is closed again Friday because new tests showed elevated levels of airborne asbestos. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
January 16, 2020 - 10:37 pm
The Philadelphia teachers union says "alarming" levels of airborne asbestos were detected at McClure Elementary School on Tuesday, a day before it reopened for students. Read more here.
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Laura H. Carnell Elementary School
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Mike DeNardo
January 13, 2020 - 1:29 pm
Students and staff are back inside Laura H. Carnell Elementary School after a three-week closure for asbestos abatement. But the teachers union said it can't guarantee that conditions are safe. Read more here.
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Laura H. Carnell Elementary School
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Mike Dougherty
January 11, 2020 - 10:51 am
Students will be in the classroom once again at two Philadelphia schools that were closed because of asbestos. Read more here.
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Laura H. Carnell Elementary School
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Justin Udo
January 08, 2020 - 5:58 pm
Local officials are taking a stand against asbestos-infested schools in Philadelphia and bringing it directly to the attention of the governor. Read more here.
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Dozens of parents, staff, students, and community members attended a meeting on the state of Laura H. Carnell Elementary School in Northeast Philadelphia, amid asbestos concerns.
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Antionette Lee
January 04, 2020 - 9:31 am
Laura H. Carnell Elementary School in Northeast Philadelphia has been closed for the past couple of weeks due to asbestos, and will remain closed until it's safe. That's what dozens of parents, staff and students were told at a community meeting Friday night. Read more here.
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Franklin Learning Center informational meeting
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
January 02, 2020 - 11:54 am
After a two-week closure due to asbestos abatement, the Franklin Learning Center has reopened. But a few dozen parents and students are still insisting on more to be done. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia.
Holli Stephens/KYW Newsradio
Rachel Kurland
December 20, 2019 - 8:11 am
Alexander McClure and Laura H. Carnell elementary schools are closed Friday — the last full day for students before the break — out of “an abundance of caution” of asbestos in the buildings. Read more here.
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Students, parents and teachers are heading to Harrisburg to rally against toxic schools.
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Tim Jimenez
December 18, 2019 - 7:39 am
A contingent of Philadelphia students, parents and teachers is heading to Harrisburg Wednesday morning to rally against toxic schools. Coincidentally, this comes as a school in the city, for the fourth time this school year, has had to shut down because of asbestos. Read more here.
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