asbestos

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.
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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.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
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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A Philadelphia School District police car.
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Mike DeNardo
December 17, 2019 - 4:31 pm
Another Philadelphia school is being closed because of asbestos. Read more here.
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Benjamin Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy
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Justin Udo
December 11, 2019 - 1:50 pm
A bill headed to Harrisburg is aimed at cleaning up asbestos, lead and mold in Philadelphia's school buildings, and a community is banding together to help it pass to law.
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Philly student climate strike
Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
December 06, 2019 - 3:02 pm
Hundreds of students in the Philadelphia area walked out of their classrooms and homes Friday morning to attend another protest against climate change. Read more here.
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Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite at a news conference.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
November 19, 2019 - 3:05 pm
Faced with nearly daily headlines about asbestos and other environmental issues, the Philadelphia School District is planning a quicker response to problems in school buildings. Read more here.
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Benjamin Franklin High School
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KYW Staff
November 14, 2019 - 4:14 pm
Students from two Philly high schools will not be returning to their buildings in the new year as scheduled. Read more here.
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Activist Antoine Little leads a rally this morning outside T.M. Pierce Elementary School.
Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
November 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
Parents at a North Philadelphia elementary school where asbestos was found are waiting to hear the district's plan for what happens next. Read more here.
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