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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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Eugene DePasquale
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Tony Romeo
October 27, 2018 - 11:46 pm
HARRISBURG (KYW Newsradio) -- Pennsylvania’s Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says school districts are receiving incorrect transportation reimbursements; and that sloppy record-keeping is preventing him from finding exactly how much money is involved. DePasquale says 42 school district audits...
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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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City Council President Darrell Clarke and other council members announce an audit of the city's tax assessment agency.
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Pat Loeb
June 07, 2018 - 2:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Kenney administration is giving mixed reviews to Philadelphia City Council's version of the city budget. Council gave preliminary approval this week to a spending plan the includes some of the mayor's proposals — but not the real estate tax increase he requested...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
June 06, 2018 - 8:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — During the end-of-the-year rush, City Council's Finance Committee held nearly eight hours of hearings Wednesday on more than a dozen bills, during which it voted to advance a hotly debated affordable housing initiative. The committee narrowly approved a bill placing a...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
June 06, 2018 - 11:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In an end of the year rush, Philadelphia City Council's finance committee is holding hearings on a number of important bills Wednesday in hopes of getting them passed before the summer recess. The committee is considering a bill eliminating the school district portion...
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