Benjamin Franklin High School

Congregation Rodeph Shalom
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Mike DeNardo
October 11, 2019 - 3:19 pm
Ben Franklin High and Science Leadership Academy students finally have places to resume classes on Monday, but one of the sites is saying the School District of Philadelphia's announcement was "premature." Read more here.
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Superintendent William Hite
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Mike DeNardo
October 10, 2019 - 4:45 pm
After nearly two weeks of waiting in limbo, Ben Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy students officially have places to resume their studies. Read more here.
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Benjamin Franklin High School
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Mike DeNardo
October 09, 2019 - 10:56 am
A task force has recommended new temporary sites for students at Science Leadership Academy and Ben Franklin High, while asbestos work and construction are underway through December. Read more here.
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Superintendent William Hite
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Mike DeNardo
October 08, 2019 - 12:19 pm
The School District of Philadelphia hopes to tell parents on Wednesday where students displaced from Ben Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy will be attending classes starting Monday.
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Parents and teachers respond to the School District of Philadelphia's plans to temporarily relocate Benjamin Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy students.
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KYW Staff
October 07, 2019 - 7:03 am
School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William Hite met with parents and students Monday morning at district headquarters to discuss the temporary closing of Ben Franklin High and Science Leadership Academy and the immediate future of the 1,000 students who are meant to attend calsses at...
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Benjamin Franklin High School
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Molly Daly
October 04, 2019 - 5:48 pm
The School District of Philadelphia says Ben Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy will remain closed due to asbestos testing. Read more here.
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The Ben Franklin HS and Science Leadership Academy campus on North Broad is closed because of asbestos.
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Tim Jimenez
October 01, 2019 - 7:06 am
The building at the corner of Broad and Spring Garden streets that houses both Ben Franklin High School and Science Leadershp Academy is shut down Tuesday because of asbestos in the building. The schools are expected to be closed at least through Wednesday.
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Benjamin Franklin High School
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Mike DeNardo
December 08, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Work is on track to put two very different Philadelphia schools into the same building next fall. The district is moving Science Leadership Academy — one of its most successful magnets — from 22nd and Arch streets to Benjamin Franklin High School, one of its lowest-...
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Benjamin Franklin High School in Philadelphia
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Tim Jimenez
September 25, 2018 - 1:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, and city commissioners and members of Philadelphia City Council went to high schools across the city to get students ready for November. In an initiative developed by Lisa Deeley, chairwoman of the three-person Philadelphia...
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Students participate in the GEAR UP program.
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Justin Udo
September 24, 2018 - 3:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For some high school students, applying to college may be overwhelming. But the School District of Philadelphia wants to make the process more accessible, with more than 5,000 students taking part in GEAR UP , or Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate...
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