Philadelphia Federation of Teachers

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Mike DeNardo
July 14, 2020 - 8:00 am
The Philadelphia School District is expected to release its back-to-school plan this week, and the teachers union wants to be sure the plan addresses members' concerns over COVID-19. The union is issuing its own back-to-school recommendations Tuesday. Read more here.
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Mike DeNardo
July 02, 2020 - 1:55 pm
Results from a new School District of Philadelphia survey shows teachers and parents prefer a back-to-school plan that has students attending classes in person on alternating days. The findings differ from teachers union survey results released on Monday. Read more here.
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Mike DeNardo
June 29, 2020 - 12:42 pm
A new survey of Philadelphia teachers shows that most prefer a schedule of alternating weeks of in-person and virtual education when classes resume after the COVID-19 shutdown. Read more here.
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Mike DeNardo
May 27, 2020 - 12:35 pm
A poll of Philadelphia teachers shows more than two-thirds are concerned about a possible return to classes in school buildings before a COVID-19 vaccine is developed. Read more here.
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School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
May 06, 2020 - 5:39 pm
As the Philadelphia School District was preparing to launch online learning, a survey conducted in late March shows Philadelphia teachers were concerned about their students' access to computers. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
March 12, 2020 - 3:17 pm
Teachers are concerned that the hand sanitizer provided by the School District of Philadelphia might be less effective against the coronavirus because it's not alcohol-based. The district says the product offered is an effective alternative. 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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Parents and teachers demand the asbestos be fully removed from Alexander McClure Elementary School before students return to class.
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KYW Staff
January 17, 2020 - 8:25 am
Alexander McClure Elementary School in the city's Hunting Park neighborhood is closed again Friday because new tests showed elevated levels of airborne asbestos. Read more here.
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