School District of Philadelphia

Clean-up crews at People for People Charter School
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Mark Abrams
January 16, 2019 - 7:56 pm
NORTH PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The People for People Charter School at Broad and Brown streets near Fairmount Avenue will remain closed until Jan. 22 due to fire damage. A fire broke out late Tuesday night and damaged the building, forcing cancellation of Wednesday's classes. School officials...
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People For People Charter School at 800 N. Broad St. in Philadelphia
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Tim Jimenez
January 16, 2019 - 7:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A North Philadelphia charter school was closed Wednesday after a fire broke out in the building Tuesday night. Instead of students and staffers, a fire restoration team was hard at work at the People for People Charter School, at Broad and Brown streets, close to...
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Students read at the re-opened library at Bache-Martin Elementary in Fairmount.
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Mike DeNardo
January 14, 2019 - 1:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With a snip from a pair of oversized scissors, the ribbon was cut ceremonially on Monday morning, reopening the library at Bache-Martin Elementary in Fairmount. With a snip, the crowdfunded library at Bache-Martin Elementary School is ceremonially reopened. pic...
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
January 11, 2019 - 5:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The School District of Philadelphia says it's making progress in reducing the backlog of pay owed to retirees. When a school employee retires, in many cases they're entitled to unused sick time and vacation pay. But the district had been way behind in issuing checks...
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Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
January 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — All 49 of the School District of Philadelphia's high schools currently have walk-through metal detectors, but three schools don't use them. The School District of Philadelphia is considering making metal detectors required at the entrances to all district high schools...
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The School District of Philadelphia dismissed students early due to excessive heat.
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Mike DeNardo
January 09, 2019 - 1:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new study says Philadelphia school principals change jobs more often than those across the state — and it happens more at schools in high-poverty areas. Principal mobility — when one transfers from one school to another or leaves the position entirely — is more...
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
December 28, 2018 - 1:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A nonprofit is asking Philadelphia homeowners to donate the proceeds of their property tax abatements to the city's school system. Letters are going out this week from the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia , asking about 4,500 property owners — who received...
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Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
December 26, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia is encouraging kids to spend at least a portion of their winter break reading. Lee Whacks, deputy chief of communications for the School District of Philadelphia, said when it comes to reading, parental involvement is key. But...
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The School District of Philadelphia dismissed students early due to excessive heat.
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Mike DeNardo
December 14, 2018 - 12:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia school students will go back to starting school after Labor Day in 2019. As expected, the school board approved a proposal to start the 2019-20 school year on Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day. This year for the first time, the School District of...
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Superintendent William Hite
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Mike DeNardo
December 13, 2018 - 12:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sixty low-performing Philadelphia schools stand to receive extra help under new designations released Thursday by the state. Forty-three Philly schools in the bottom 5 percent of Pennsylvania's indicators are designated for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI...
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