School District of Philadelphia

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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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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School District of Philadelphia
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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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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
January 18, 2019 - 12:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia is considering a policy that would require all high schools to use walk-through metal detectors. A student who thinks that's a bad idea spoke out at last night's school board meeting. Most of Philadelphia's 49 high schools use the...
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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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