School District of Philadelphia

James Arleth and Asmaro Gist
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Mike DeNardo
August 20, 2018 - 1:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Labor Day is two weeks away, but Monday is the first day of school for Philadelphia School District teachers. Students report to class on Monday, Aug. 27 — the earliest Philly schools have started in anyone's memory. Franklin Learning Center counselor Asmaro Gist says...
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Barbers offered free haircuts for kids during the event.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
August 16, 2018 - 3:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia hosted its 10th annual back to school celebration to help kids and families get ready to head back to the classroom. During Thursday's event at the School of the Future in West Philadelphia, officials gave away more than 8,000...
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STEMCraft
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
August 15, 2018 - 2:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney got a lesson in the world's most popular video game on Wednesday. The teachers were nine-and-ten-year-olds, gearing up for a fundraiser this fall. Robert was glued to the computer screen, even as the grown-ups talked about getting more...
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The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
August 15, 2018 - 7:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dozens of Philadelphia students have applied for a seat at the table with the new school board. A committee is sorting through applications from more than 60 high school juniors and seniors, received before Monday's deadline. School board President Joyce Wilkerson...
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Guests include Lee Whack, spokesman for the school district; Jerry Roseman, director at the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers; Lisa Haver, co-founder of Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools; and Kendra Brooks, coordinator of Our City, Our Schools.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
August 12, 2018 - 12:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the recent renewed effort to fix Philadelphia's toxic schools. Philadelphia has more than 300 school facilities and with an average age of 70 years, and many...
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New Hire Orientation
Steve Tawa | KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
August 10, 2018 - 4:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Nearly 550 new teachers about ready to enter classrooms for the first time in the School District of Philadelphia jammed to music and received pep talks from the top during a five-day New Hire Orientation event at the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush. New music teachers...
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Dreamstime
Kristen Johanson
August 08, 2018 - 3:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Kensington Tigers are scrambling as they try to huddle up spare football equipment ahead of the school year, following a robbery of the team's storage center. Philadelphia police reported more than $8,000 worth of gear was taken on July 21 around 9 p.m. Officials...
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The School District of Philadelphia recognized the first nine graduates of  Northeast High School's two-year AP Capstone program.
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
July 31, 2018 - 1:42 pm
NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia is honoring the first graduates of a particularly rigorous program that's being offered at Northeast High School. The district recognized the first nine graduates of the school's two-year AP Capstone program. The program...
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For the next three weeks, the School District of Philadelphia will be holding a special registration for students who speak a language other than English.
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
July 30, 2018 - 4:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the next three weeks, the School District of Philadelphia will be holding a special registration for students who speak a language other than English. Translators in the atrium of district headquarters are helping parents register their non-English-speaking...
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A lot on the list requesting Keystone Opportunity Zone status.
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Pat Loeb
July 16, 2018 - 8:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Anyone who's dined at Fette Sau, had a drink at Frankford Hall or danced at Johnny Brenda's understands why Forbes magazine named Fishtown "the hottest neighborhood in the country." So it seems an odd place for the city to request tax-exempt status for 62 properties...
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