asbestos

Ben Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy school building.
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Mike DeNardo
February 04, 2020 - 6:04 pm
The Philadelphia School District has set Feb. 18 as the day when students at Ben Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy will move back into their building after more than four months of asbestos and construction work. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
February 03, 2020 - 6:49 am
Another Philadelphia elementary school will be closed this week for asbestos testing. this time, it's historic Francis Hopkinson School in the city's Juniata neighborhood. Read more here.
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Governor Tom Wolf speaks during a press conference, during which Governor Wolf proposed 2020-21 budget items totaling more than $1.1 billion to support reducing the risks to Pennsylvanians of lead and asbestos.
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Tony Romeo
January 29, 2020 - 4:50 pm
Ahead of his budget address next week, Gov. Tom Wolf is proposing a $1 billion-plus initiative to fund mitigation of asbestos and lead in Pennsylvania schools and other buildings. Read more here.
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 Syreeta Scott, Lori Tharps, and Chinere Wright
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Flashpoint
January 25, 2020 - 6:05 pm
This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about hair and identity. Read more.
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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
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
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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