School District of Philadelphia

Weavers Way Co-op
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Hadas Kuznits
September 13, 2019 - 5:00 am
Walter B. Saul High School is quite literally planting a foundation for its students. Kids receive a unique urban education at the agricultural school in upper Roxborough — 130 acres tucked away behind Henry Avenue on a little-known farm. Listen to the full podcast on agricultural education here.
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School board meeting
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Mike DeNardo
September 12, 2019 - 3:28 pm
After a Philly teacher was diagnosed with mesothelioma — a form of cancer linked to asbestos exposure — Philadelphia school board members are now taking a closer look inside district schools. Some parents argue asbestos reports from the district are not easy to find or break down. Read more here.
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School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
September 11, 2019 - 7:01 pm
A Philadelphia teacher has been diagnosed with a lung cancer linked to asbestos exposure. The teachers union says this highlights an urgent need for money to address environmental problems in the city's aging school buildings.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
September 09, 2019 - 6:17 pm
A new, permanent executive director started work Monday at the Mayor's Fund for Philadelphia.
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76ers Dunk Squad entertains students at ceremonies at Robert Morris Elementary
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Mike DeNardo
September 03, 2019 - 10:31 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Summer vacation has ended, and it’s back to the books. Tuesday is the first day of classes for 124,000 students in the School District of Philadelphia. The year started with the traditional bell-ringing ceremony, wide-eyed, nervous students joined the mayor,...
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Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
August 31, 2019 - 7:32 pm
The School District of Philadelphia says this fall they will be expanding a program that puts social workers in schools.
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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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Symphony for a Broken Orchestra
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Mike DeNardo
August 26, 2019 - 3:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sandpaper. Glue. Tightening tools. For music teachers like Mike Huff, these repairing utensils are a godsend. "I was using paper clips to tighten up chin rests before," he said. "Now, I have this little tool." About 70 itinerant teachers in Philadelphia like Huff...
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The School District of Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
August 17, 2019 - 8:34 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia students will have more opportunities to participate in after-school activities, thanks to an additional $2 million in funding for the programs. The new funding will not only increase the number of students who can participate from under 6,000 to over 6,...
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Philadelphia high school is selected to pioneer a course in green energy
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Mike DeNardo
August 16, 2019 - 4:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia high school is pioneering a course in green energy. The City of Philadelphia and the School District say they have selected Frankford High School to host what they call the nation's first course in solar energy. The three-year course of study would...
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