Philadelphia School Board

Doha Ibrahim and Imere Williams, the school board's new non-voting members.
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Mike DeNardo
September 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
Two high school seniors have taken their positions as non-voting members on the Philadelphia school board.
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Julia Frank and Alfredo Pratico
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Mike DeNardo
June 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been a real-world education for the two student members on the Philadelphia school board. As they complete their year of service, they're making some suggestions for the future. In addition to their schoolwork, Julia Frank and Alfredo Pratico have spent the last...
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The School District of Philadelphia Headquarters.
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Mike DeNardo
April 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two charter operators whose applications for new schools were rejected by the school board last month are trying again. The school board in February unanimously turned down charter applications for the Joan Myers Brown Academy by String Theory and the Tacony Academy...
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Activists opposed to the policy then disrupted Friday night's meeting as a divided school board has approved a policy requiring all district high schools to use walk-through metal detectors.
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Mike DeNardo
April 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A watchdog group is considering suing the Philadelphia school board for continuing last week's disrupted meeting behind closed doors. When members of the Philadelphia Student Union loudly interrupted the school board's meeting last Thursday, the board tried to carry...
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
January 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The School District of Philadelphia is re-upping a marketing deal to recruit new teachers. The School Reform Commission last year hired Magnum Integrated Marketing for $490,000 to advertise for new teachers. At a meeting on Thursday, the new school board approved...
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Classroom
Mike DeNardo
January 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia's school board has approved a hefty contract with a nonprofit to coach teachers. The $17 million contract with the Children's Literacy Initiative would provide literacy coaches for kindergarten through fifth grade teachers. Several speakers at the board...
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
January 18, 2019 - 12:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia is considering a policy that would require all high schools to use walk-through metal detectors. A student who thinks that's a bad idea spoke out at last night's school board meeting. Most of Philadelphia's 49 high schools use the...
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School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
December 14, 2018 - 12:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia school students will go back to starting school after Labor Day in 2019. As expected, the school board approved a proposal to start the 2019-20 school year on Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day. This year for the first time, the School District of...
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No August start for Philly schools next year?  The Hite administration is recommending a 9/3/19 start - the day after Labor Day.  But the rec is for an 8/31 opening day in 2020.
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Mike DeNardo
December 07, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia School District caught some heat this year for starting classes before Labor Day. The Philadelphia school year started before Labor Day for the first time this year, and got off to a rough start with a week's worth of heat-shortened days. Now, the...
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The School Board of Philadelphia works to better its relationship with the community.
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Justin Udo
November 29, 2018 - 9:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia School Board committee takes their work to the masses. Thursday night marked the first meeting of the Philadelphia School Board's District Partnership & Community Engagement Committee. It's one of four committees with meetings open to the public,...
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