Jerry Jordan

School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
May 06, 2020 - 4:00 am
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way the Philadelphia School District hires teachers. The question now is how many will they need for next year? Read more here.
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PFT president Jerry Jordan (at far right) watches ballots counted at the Doubletree Hotel in Center City.
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Mike DeNardo
February 26, 2020 - 4:29 pm
Members of Philadelphia's teachers union have reelected their longtime president, Jerry Jordan, to a fourth term. He survived a challenge from the union's progressive wing. Read more here.
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Protesters demand district abate asbestos at school
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Mike DeNardo
February 13, 2020 - 12:49 pm
After two more schools have closed due to asbestos concerns — bringing the total number of schools affected this year up to nine — the Philadelphia teachers union is calling on the governor to declare a state of emergency. Read more here.
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Francis Hopkinson School
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Mike DeNardo
February 05, 2020 - 5:37 pm
Laborers’ District Council workers are offering to help the School District of Philadelphia respond faster to reports of asbestos in school buildings with a “rapid response team.” Read more here.
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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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Classroom.
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Mike DeNardo
November 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
The progressive wing of Philadelphia's teachers union has introduced its slate of candidates to run against longtime president Jerry Jordan's team. Read more here.
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AFT President Randi Weingarten and PFT President Jerry Jordan
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Mike DeNardo
March 29, 2019 - 2:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A coalition of union leaders and lawmakers is forming to raise money to address conditions inside Philadelphia's aging school buildings. "How do you allow a child to be in a building with a roof that is leaking, or walls that are crumbling?" American Federation of...
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