School Board of Philadelphia

achers at McClure Elementary School stand as the school board considers having them make up asbestos days over spring break.
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Mike DeNardo
February 28, 2020 - 1:33 pm
It looks like teachers at a Philadelphia school that was closed for asbestos clean-up will be keeping their spring break. The district wanted to make up lost instructional days over spring break, but the school board Thursday night rejected that plan. Read more here.
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School Board of Philadelphia denies two charter school applications
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Mike DeNardo
February 28, 2020 - 10:01 am
The School Board of Philadelphia has yet to approve a new charter school for the district. The board voted down two applications Thursday night, with neither one receiving a single "yes" vote. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
February 24, 2020 - 7:40 am
The School District of Philadelphia says it's overpaying charter schools for educating students with special needs. At the heart of the issue is the state's formula governing how charters get funding for special education. Read more here.
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Wayne Walker
School Board of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo
January 24, 2020 - 1:02 pm
As applications to the School Board of Philadelphia come in, vice president Wayne Walker has told Mayor Jim Kenney he does not want to be reappointed. Read more here.
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The future is unclear for students at the Charter High School for Architecture and Design.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
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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