Glen Mills Schools

Glen Mills Schools
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John McDevitt
January 29, 2020 - 3:58 pm
Five new lawsuits have been filed against Glen Mills Schools, alleging severe physical, sexual and emotional abuse at the since-shuttered reform school. Read the latest here.
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Press conference at the Juvenile Law Center.
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Cherri Gregg
November 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
The Juvenile Law Center released a report Friday that brings children into the conversation of criminal justice reform, and they want state leaders to know juvenile facilities do more harm than good. Read more here.
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Mike DeNardo
August 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf wants to know how state systems can be reformed to prevent abuses such as those reported at the now-closed Glen Mills Schools. Wolf is calling for an overhaul of the state services that protect children, the elderly and other "vulnerable populations." "...
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Dr. Christopher Spriggs
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Jim Melwert
June 26, 2019 - 3:13 pm
DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — It’s been about three months since the last student left the Glen Mills Schools campus, an institution that was once called “the Harvard of reform schools.” Not long after, it lost its state licenses. Now, new leadership is hoping to turn things around. Dr...
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Glen Mills Schools
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Jim Melwert
April 08, 2019 - 5:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A couple days after the last student left the campus of what was once called “the Harvard of reform schools,” Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is revoking all 14 licenses issued to the Glen Mills Schools. In an emailed statement, DHS Secretary Teresa Miller...
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Glen Mills Schools
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Jim Melwert
April 05, 2019 - 1:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The last student at what’s been called "The Harvard of Refrom Schools" is leaving on Friday. Glen Mills Schools has begun laying off staff, and they’ve also filed an appeal of the order from the state that forced all children to be removed from the Delaware County...
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Glen Mills Schools
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Dan Wing
April 03, 2019 - 8:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Glen Mills Schools in Delaware County announced Tuesday that they have begun laying off staff following last week's state-ordered removal of all students during an abuse investigation. Pink slips went to 80 workers, but the school says the emergency investigation...
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Glen Mills Schools
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Jim Melwert
March 25, 2019 - 3:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is ordering an emergency removal of all children currently at the Glen Mills Schools in Delaware County. DHS Secretary Teresa Miller says as their investigation into allegations of widespread abuse at the Glen Mills...
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Eugene DePasquale
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Steve Tawa
March 11, 2019 - 2:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Following numerous calls for independent investigations, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said his auditors will officially look into how the Glen Mills Schools operates, following allegations of physical abuse and administration cover-ups. Reports of...
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Classroom chalk board.
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Pat Loeb
February 25, 2019 - 5:29 pm
Updated: 9:59 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials plan to pull all their remaining students out of the Glen Mills Schools after a Philadelphia Inquirer investigation found a history or abuse and cover-ups there. Human services Commissioner Cynthia Figueroa says it was...
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