School District of Philadelphia

Great Philly Cook Off
Ben Fileccia/Great Philly Cook Off
Hadas Kuznits
October 04, 2019 - 6:15 am
During the second annual Great Philly Cook Off, School District of Philadelphia students are paired with some of Philadelphia's best chefs. Together, they participate in a "Chopped"-inspired cooking competition. Listen to the full story on the What's Cooking podcast.
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Construction at the newly-combined Science Leadership Academy and Ben Franklin High School.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
October 02, 2019 - 6:40 pm
The school district says Science Leadership Academy and Ben Franklin High School will stay closed for the rest of the week for asbestos testing and removal.
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The Ben Franklin HS and Science Leadership Academy campus on North Broad is closed because of asbestos.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
October 01, 2019 - 7:06 am
The building at the corner of Broad and Spring Garden streets that houses both Ben Franklin High School and Science Leadershp Academy is shut down Tuesday because of asbestos in the building. The schools are expected to be closed at least through Wednesday.
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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
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
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
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
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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Holli Stephens/KYW Newsradio
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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