school board

School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
June 28, 2019 - 11:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The board of the School District of Philadelphia has voted to give Drexel University $7 million toward the construction of a new home for two Philly schools. Drexel approached the board two weeks ago, asking for a $7 million contribution to start construction on a...
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Drexel University is planning to build a new home for two Philadelphia schools. But before it can start, the university is asking the school board for help.
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Mike DeNardo
June 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Drexel University is planning to build a new home for two Philadelphia schools. But before it can start, the university is asking the school board for help. Drexel president John Fry says the university has secured about $29 million toward the $39 million needed for a...
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The future is unclear for students at the Charter High School for Architecture and Design.
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Mike DeNardo
June 14, 2019 - 1:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia School Board Thursday said "no" to a charter operator seeking to merge its schools under a new state law. The board voted 9-0 to reject Freire Charter Schools' application to become a Multiple Charter School Organization. Freire operates two...
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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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Low levels of mercury emitting from rubber gym floors at several schools in Washington Township, Gloucester County prompted a special school board meeting to address safety concerns.
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April 03, 2019 - 9:20 pm
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Low levels of mercury emitting from rubber gym floors at several schools in Washington Township, Gloucester County prompted a special school board meeting to address safety concerns. To be clear, the levels of mercury are well below levels considered...
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A basketball court. A special meeting of the Washington Township Board of Education will be held early Wednesday evening to discuss plans to replace nine synthetic gym floors that are emitting low levels of mercury vapor, a neurotoxin.
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Molly Daly
April 02, 2019 - 4:39 pm
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A special meeting of the Washington Township Board of Education will be held early Wednesday evening to discuss plans to replace nine synthetic gym floors that are emitting low levels of mercury vapor, which is a neurotoxin. From the '60s to '90s,...
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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
March 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A divided school board has approved a policy requiring all district high schools to use walk-through metal detectors. Activists opposed to the policy then disrupted Thursday night's meeting. Superintendent William Hite says of 54 high schools only three do not use...
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In its first vote on new charter schools, the Philadelphia school board denied all three applications before it.
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Mike DeNardo
March 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In its first vote on new charter schools, the Philadelphia school board denied all three applications before it. Philadelphia has 87 charter schools, and the new local school board voted Thursday night not to add any new ones this fall. Two of the denials - the Joan...
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Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
February 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The school board votes Thursday night on applications for three new charter schools. The board is considering applications for a K-8 String Theory charter in Wynnefield Heights, the Tacony Academy Charter at St. Vincent's and a Frederick Douglass High School. Last...
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Philadelphia school board's Student Achievement and Support Committee.
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Mike DeNardo
February 22, 2019 - 12:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some Philadelphia students are continuing their opposition to a plan that would require metal detectors at the entrances to all district high schools. The school board has been considering a policy change that would force the three district high schools that don't use...
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