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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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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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Philadelphia school maintenance workers are watching out for faulty equipment after a parent says his young son suffered an electrical burn at school.
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Mike DeNardo
December 16, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia school board has adopted a new policy that would allow the district's art collection to come out of storage. The district has 1,200 paintings and other works of art in storage -- much of it removed from schools including the Wilson Middle School 14...
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Mike DeNardo
December 14, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A divided Philadelphia school board has voted to allow a troubled charter school to remain open. By a 5-3 vote, the board approved an agreement allowing the Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School to stay open, with conditions. The School Reform Commission, a year...
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Mike DeNardo
December 13, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The school district is planning to build a new school in Mayfair. The Board of Education formally gets the ball rolling Thursday night. The board will vote on a $4 million pre-design contract for a new K-8 building at Ryan and Rowland, on the Lincoln High School...
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