School District of Philadelphia

Benjamin Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy
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Justin Udo
December 11, 2019 - 1:50 pm
A bill headed to Harrisburg is aimed at cleaning up asbestos, lead and mold in Philadelphia's school buildings, and a community is banding together to help it pass to law.
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Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite at a press conference.
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Justin Udo
December 09, 2019 - 1:45 pm
The School District of Philadelphia breaks ground on a $40 million project that's a one of a kind for the city — the project brings two schools together on a university's campus. Read more here.
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Philly student climate strike
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Paul Kurtz
December 06, 2019 - 3:02 pm
Hundreds of students in the Philadelphia area walked out of their classrooms and homes Friday morning to attend another protest against climate change. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia Headquarters.
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Mike DeNardo
December 05, 2019 - 5:25 pm
Five Philadelphia schools are graduating out of the district's lowest performance tier. Read more here.
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Thousands of Philadelphia and Philadelphia-area students skipped school Friday to gather at City Hall in solidarity with a global Climate Strike of young people all around the world.
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Mike DeNardo
December 05, 2019 - 4:19 pm
Students are planning to walk out of school Friday for a City Hall rally to bring attention to climate change. Read more here.
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Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite at a news conference.
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Mike DeNardo
November 19, 2019 - 3:05 pm
Faced with nearly daily headlines about asbestos and other environmental issues, the Philadelphia School District is planning a quicker response to problems in school buildings. Read more here.
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Benjamin Franklin High School
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KYW Staff
November 14, 2019 - 4:14 pm
Students from two Philly high schools will not be returning to their buildings in the new year as scheduled. Read more here.
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Barbering class at Dobbins High
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Mike DeNardo
November 06, 2019 - 3:23 pm
After three years of renovations, Murrell Dobbins High School’s extreme makeover of sorts is unveiled, revealing upgrades to its career and technical education programs. Read more here.
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Vaccine
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Mark Abrams
October 31, 2019 - 1:54 pm
More than 3,000 School District of Philadelphia students may be barred from their classrooms, starting Monday, if they fail to deliver proof that they have received all of their state-required shots. Read more here.
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Protesters demand district abate asbestos at school
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Mark Abrams
October 28, 2019 - 12:44 pm
Parents, teachers and city officials are demanding action after asbestos was discovered in yet another Philadelphia school. Read more here.
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