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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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Todd Carmichael
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July 23, 2019 - 3:59 pm
(Associated Press) — The president of a Pennsylvania school board whose district had warned parents behind on lunch bills that their children could end up in foster care has rejected a CEO's offer to cover the cost, the businessman said Tuesday. Todd Carmichael, chief executive and co-founder of...
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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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