public schools

Dress Down Day shirts on sale to help raise money for the Philly school district.
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Cherri Gregg
September 09, 2019 - 3:05 pm
The Fund for School District of Philadelphia held a rally at LOVE Park ahead of its second annual Dress Down Day in an effort to raise money for Philly's public schools.
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High school graduate
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April 30, 2019 - 11:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — U.S. News and World Report is out with its annual ranking of the country's best public high schools . Two of the top 30 are from the Philadelphia area. Masterman High School on Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia is No. 22 in the country, and Downingtown STEM Academy...
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School hallway.
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David Madden
April 09, 2019 - 5:04 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Two public schools in Camden and an annex at a third could be closing in a few months as administrators deal with a looming deficit of $27 million, according to the teachers’ union in the city. Keith Benson is president of the Camden Education Association and says in...
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N.J. state capitol
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David Madden
January 01, 2019 - 10:15 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A three-judge panel has thrown out a part of the complicated requirements necessary for New Jersey public school students to graduate. The decision, handed down on Monday, affects a change scheduled to take effect for the class of 2020. Requirements that students...
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The Philadelphia School Board sat down with the mayor and city council on Tuesday to discuss progress since it began running the district five months ago.
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Pat Loeb
November 27, 2018 - 5:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia School Board sat down with the mayor and city council on Tuesday to discuss progress since it began running the district five months ago. It was the first of two annual meetings required by the charter change that returned public schools to local...
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Students at Albert M. Greenfield Elementary School, located at 22nd and Chestnut streets, cheered at an afternoon ceremony announcing that the U.S. Department of Education had selected Greenfield as one of 349 Blue Ribbon schools nationwide.    
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Mike DeNardo
October 01, 2018 - 8:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two Philadelphia public schools are on this year's national Blue Ribbon list of schools recognized for academic excellence. Students at Albert M. Greenfield Elementary School, located at 22nd and Chestnut streets, cheered at an afternoon ceremony announcing that the U...
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A bottled water dispenser sits in a hallway at Gardner Elementary School in Detroit, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018.
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September 04, 2018 - 3:13 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Thousands of Detroit public schools students were told Tuesday to drink from district-supplied water coolers or bottled water on the first day of classes, after the drinking fountains were shut off because of contaminants in some water fixtures. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said last...
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Gov. Phil Murphy signs legislation on fairly and fully funding New Jersey public schools on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.
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David Madden
July 24, 2018 - 2:52 pm
CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A new law reforming the way school districts across New Jersey are funded has been approved by Gov. Phil Murphy. The bill — which proved to be the difference in approving the state budget — begins to correct a decade-long problem of some growing districts...
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Philadelphia City Council
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Pat Loeb
June 05, 2018 - 8:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council has given preliminary approval to a budget that funds public schools without raising real estate taxes. Mayor Jim Kenney asked for a 4 percent increase in the real estate tax rate to fund schools, but City Council President Darrell Clarke said coming on...
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