School District of Philadelphia

Word that nearly two dozen Philadelphia schools were getting classroom air conditioners came during the district's budget hearings before City Council.
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Mike DeNardo
May 14, 2019 - 5:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There should be some cooler classrooms in Philadelphia schools soon as the district plans to add air conditioning to more schools next year. Word that nearly two dozen Philadelphia schools were getting classroom air conditioners came during the district's budget...
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Rice krispie treats.
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Mike DeNardo
April 30, 2019 - 7:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Investigators are trying to find out how snacks — possibly containing drugs — found their way into a West Philly elementary school, sickening three students who ate them. Three seventh graders at Martha Washington Elementary school had to be taken to Children's...
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Rice krispie treats.
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April 29, 2019 - 1:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Three students got sick Monday after eating what police say are Rice Krispies Treats, which they believe may have been laced with an illegal substance. Philadelphia police say just before 11 a.m. at Martha Washington School, in the 700 block of North 44th Street,...
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The School District of Philadelphia Headquarters.
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Mike DeNardo
April 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two charter operators whose applications for new schools were rejected by the school board last month are trying again. The school board in February unanimously turned down charter applications for the Joan Myers Brown Academy by String Theory and the Tacony Academy...
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GLSEN Philly
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Andrew Kramer
April 13, 2019 - 8:23 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - A major step to make sure schools in Philadelphia are LGBTQ-inclusive has arrived. The education organization GLSEN officially launched GLSEN Philly on Friday. "GLSEN Philly aims to support all LGBTQ students to ensure they are receiving the support they need to...
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School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
March 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia school board has approved a preliminary version of next year's budget -- minus the drama that accompanied budgets five and six years ago. Five and six years ago, the district was forced to slash programs and close schools to address rising charter...
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AFT President Randi Weingarten and PFT President Jerry Jordan
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Mike DeNardo
March 29, 2019 - 2:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A coalition of union leaders and lawmakers is forming to raise money to address conditions inside Philadelphia's aging school buildings. "How do you allow a child to be in a building with a roof that is leaking, or walls that are crumbling?" American Federation of...
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Gov. Tom Wolf
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Mike DeNardo
March 21, 2019 - 3:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf is proposing a $100 million plan to remove lead paint from Philadelphia school buildings, and he's proposing to pay for it through a severance tax on natural gas. The lead paint abatement would be part of Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania infrastructure...
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The Philadelphia Parking Authority passed a $280 million budget Tuesday that allocates $14 million for the School District of Philadelphia — $4 million more than last year.
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Pat Loeb
March 19, 2019 - 7:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Parking Authority passed a $280 million budget Tuesday that allocates $14 million for the School District of Philadelphia — $4 million more than last year. But critics at the meeting said it's still far below what PPA should be providing. The group...
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Mike DeNardo
March 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The school board votes later this month to require walk-through metal detectors at Philadelphia district high schools. Some students have presented impassioned pleas, asking the school board NOT to mandate metal detectors. Three of the city's 49 high schools --...
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