Philadelphia School Board

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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Mike DeNardo
June 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's first school year under the return to local control has wrapped up. Now, the school board is asking the public about what its priorities should be for year two. Several themes emerged during the school board's public hearings Thursday, on what it should...
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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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School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
March 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia school board has approved a preliminary version of next year's budget -- minus the drama that accompanied budgets five and six years ago. Five and six years ago, the district was forced to slash programs and close schools to address rising charter...
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Mike DeNardo
March 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The school board votes later this month to require walk-through metal detectors at Philadelphia district high schools. Some students have presented impassioned pleas, asking the school board NOT to mandate metal detectors. Three of the city's 49 high schools --...
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tudents protest metal detector policy at Thursday night's School Board meeting
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Mike DeNardo
March 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A policy requiring metal detectors at Philadelphia-area high schools has been a hot topic at the School Board. Only three of Philadelphia's 49 high schools do not have walk-through metal detectors. The district says they are considering a policy change that would...
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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
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
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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The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
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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