School District of Philadelphia

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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Philadelphia School District students show off their research projects at the National Constitution Center for National History Day.
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Hadas Kuznits
March 13, 2019 - 2:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of Philadelphia School District students interested in history are showing off their research projects Wednesday and Thursday at the National Constitution Center for National History Day. "Behind me right now is a bunch of exhibits that the kids have all put...
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tudents protest metal detector policy at Thursday night's School Board meeting
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Mike DeNardo
March 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A policy requiring metal detectors at Philadelphia-area high schools has been a hot topic at the School Board. Only three of Philadelphia's 49 high schools do not have walk-through metal detectors. The district says they are considering a policy change that would...
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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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Philadelphia principals (L-R) Shakae Dupre-Campbell of Middle Years Alternative, Stephanie Andrewlevich of Mitchell Elementary, Joshua Levinson of Lankenau Environmental Science Magnet High School and Jason Lytle of Hartranft Elementary.
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Mike DeNardo
February 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- What's the secret to improving performance at Philadelphia schools? Some of the principals at schools that showed recent growth say it's no secret at all. Several schools made significant gains in the district's 1-100 rating called the School Progress Report. The SPR...
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The School District of Philadelphia dismissed students early due to excessive heat.
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Justin Udo
January 30, 2019 - 10:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia is taking a special precaution to help keep students warm as they get ready to go to school in these subzero temperatures. Throughout Thursday morning, the district will use its Twitter profile and its homepage to keep parents and...
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PFT Healthy Schools Tracker app demonstration
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Mike DeNardo
January 24, 2019 - 2:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia teachers union has launched a new smartphone app that allows teachers, students — or anybody — to report problems in school buildings. There are countless problems plaguing Philadelphia's aging school buildings. Now, a free app allows users to report...
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Classroom
Mike DeNardo
January 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia's school board has approved a hefty contract with a nonprofit to coach teachers. The $17 million contract with the Children's Literacy Initiative would provide literacy coaches for kindergarten through fifth grade teachers. Several speakers at the board...
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
January 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The School District of Philadelphia is re-upping a marketing deal to recruit new teachers. The School Reform Commission last year hired Magnum Integrated Marketing for $490,000 to advertise for new teachers. At a meeting on Thursday, the new school board approved...
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