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A Philadelphia School District police car.
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Mike DeNardo
June 26, 2020 - 11:57 am
Student protesters have demanded that the School District of Philadelphia disband its school police department. The district says it isn't going that far, but changes are in the works. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia.
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Mike DeNardo
June 19, 2020 - 2:03 pm
As the argument over defunding police goes on, student activists are calling on the School District of Philadelphia to abolish its school police department. They say the officers make them feel like criminals in their school buildings. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
May 28, 2020 - 4:03 pm
Mayor Jim Kenney has withdrawn his proposal for a real estate tax increase to fund the School District of Philadelphia, after the state Legislature agreed to higher-than-expected school funding. Read more here.
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Online instruction
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Mike DeNardo
May 15, 2020 - 11:19 am
Philadelphia teachers have been taking online attendance for two weeks now, but so far, only about half of students are logging on, according to the School District of Philadelphia. Read more here.
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Online instruction
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Mike DeNardo
May 01, 2020 - 1:42 pm
While students are learning online from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the School District of Philadelphia is working to allow them to hide their gender identities from their parents. Read more here.
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School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
March 27, 2020 - 4:00 am
The School District of Philadelphia is moving ahead with plans to buy thousands of laptops for students, so that they can be taught online during the coronavirus closure. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
March 16, 2020 - 10:30 am
Longtime educator Christopher McGinley is stepping away from his duties on the Philadelphia school board. Read more here.
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Clara Barton Elementary School
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Mike DeNardo
February 24, 2020 - 4:00 am
The School District of Philadelphia says it's making progress when it comes to addressing asbestos issues in school buildings. But staffers tell the school board they're still working on the best way to keep parents and the public in the loop. Read more here.
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School board meeting
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Mike DeNardo
September 12, 2019 - 3:28 pm
After a Philly teacher was diagnosed with mesothelioma — a form of cancer linked to asbestos exposure — Philadelphia school board members are now taking a closer look inside district schools. Some parents argue asbestos reports from the district are not easy to find or break down. Read more here.
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Todd Carmichael
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Justin Udo
July 25, 2019 - 1:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio/AP) — A Pennsylvania school district that warned parents behind on their lunch bills that their children could end up in foster care — and then rejected the La Colombe CEO's offer to pay the overdue charges — is apologizing and says it wants to accept the donation after...
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