School District of Philadelphia

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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Energy-efficient windows
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Mike DeNardo
August 12, 2019 - 3:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The second year of Philadelphia's clean energy campaign has helped create more jobs and improve the learning environment at a few Philly schools, according to city officials. At Northeast High School, crews are installing energy-efficient windows and upgrading the...
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Philadelphia teacher orientation
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Mike DeNardo
August 05, 2019 - 11:21 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With the start of the 2019 school year one month away, nearly 700 newly hired Philadelphia teachers gathered at the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush in Northeast Philly Monday to start a week of orientation, coaching and planning. Maria Lobron, one of the hundreds of new...
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Elliot Weinbaum
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Mike DeNardo
June 03, 2019 - 12:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Kids, of course, have access to their class textbooks and school library, but with the launch of a project in 10 Philly schools, kindergarten through third-graders have been able to pick out books they're truly interested in — and keep it in their personal home...
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The last day of classes for Philadelphia school students is Tuesday, June 4. The district is sending kids home with bags of books, so they can maintain their reading techniques during the summer. 
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Mike DeNardo
June 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The last day of classes for Philadelphia school students is Tuesday, June 4. The district is sending kids home with bags of books, so they can maintain their reading techniques during the summer. Reading specialist Kristen Campbell is encouraging her kindergarten...
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The School District of Philadelphia.
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Mike DeNardo
May 27, 2019 - 7:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia is taking stock of its school buildings, with an eye toward how population changes will affect enrollment. The school district is launching a comprehensive four-year review of its buildings and boundaries, and parents who move into...
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Jennifer Gock
Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Dan Wing
May 24, 2019 - 7:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A special education teacher who works for the School District of Philadelphia has been arrested for allegedly selling cocaine. It's not clear what school 40-year-old Jennifer Gock works at, but police say on four occassions she sold cocaine to an undercover cop. She...
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Word that nearly two dozen Philadelphia schools were getting classroom air conditioners came during the district's budget hearings before City Council.
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Mike DeNardo
May 14, 2019 - 5:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There should be some cooler classrooms in Philadelphia schools soon as the district plans to add air conditioning to more schools next year. Word that nearly two dozen Philadelphia schools were getting classroom air conditioners came during the district's budget...
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Rice krispie treats.
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Mike DeNardo
April 30, 2019 - 7:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Investigators are trying to find out how snacks — possibly containing drugs — found their way into a West Philly elementary school, sickening three students who ate them. Three seventh graders at Martha Washington Elementary school had to be taken to Children's...
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Rice krispie treats.
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April 29, 2019 - 1:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Three students got sick Monday after eating what police say are Rice Krispies Treats, which they believe may have been laced with an illegal substance. Philadelphia police say just before 11 a.m. at Martha Washington School, in the 700 block of North 44th Street,...
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