Benjamin Franklin High School

The refurbished Ben Franklin cafeteria, nicknamed "Ben's Den."
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Mike DeNardo
February 17, 2020 - 2:20 pm
After being displaced for five months of asbestos clean-up and construction work, students at two Philadelphia high schools will return to the building they'll both call home on Tuesday. 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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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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Benjamin Franklin High School resumes at Khepera
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Kim Glovas
October 14, 2019 - 10:57 am
After nearly two weeks, Benjamin Franklin High School students finally resumed classes Monday while their school building goes through asbestos removal. Read more here.
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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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