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Charter school advocates protest governor's budget proposal
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Mike DeNardo
February 06, 2020 - 1:11 pm
A few dozen charter school parents and advocates staged a protest outside the governor’s Philadelphia office, asserting their concerns that his budget proposal would allocate far less money for charter schools. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
January 16, 2020 - 10:37 pm
The Philadelphia teachers union says "alarming" levels of airborne asbestos were detected at McClure Elementary School on Tuesday, a day before it reopened for students. Read more here.
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Gov. Phil Murphy and Rep. Josh Gottheimer
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AP News
October 07, 2019 - 1:13 pm
Lead testing results from New Jersey's schools will be posted online under new regulations Gov. Phil Murphy has unveiled. Read more here.
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Mike DeNardo
August 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District this fall is preparing to launch a comprehensive review of its buildings and enrollment trends. Six years ago, the school district, faced with declining enrollment, closed 23 school buildings. The district later this fall begins a comprehensive...
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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 School District of Philadelphia Headquarters.
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Mike DeNardo
February 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The school district is taking steps to address Wi-Fi dead spots in its buildings. Last summer, the district upgraded the internet connections at 22 schools. This summer, the plan is to rewire 94 additional schools to fix Wi-Fi dead spots, says district deputy chief...
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The School District of Philadelphia Headquarters.
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Mike DeNardo
February 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The nonprofit that raises money for the Philadelphia school district will soon be asking restaurant patrons to chip in for schools. Tip your server, and while you're at it, would you like to leave a little for the School District? Starting next weekend, diners at some...
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School district Superintendent William Hite.
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Mike DeNardo
January 30, 2019 - 9:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia is releasing its list of top performing and most improved schools Wednesday. The district keeps score at each traditional public and charter school with a 1-to-100 index known as the School Progress Report (SPR). It grades schools'...
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Gov. Phil Murphy signs legislation on fairly and fully funding New Jersey public schools on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.
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David Madden
July 24, 2018 - 2:52 pm
CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A new law reforming the way school districts across New Jersey are funded has been approved by Gov. Phil Murphy. The bill — which proved to be the difference in approving the state budget — begins to correct a decade-long problem of some growing districts...
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