School District of Philadelphia

The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
June 29, 2018 - 8:22 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday is announcing more funding to address the dangerous environmental conditions in Philadelphia's aging school buildings. Wolf, Mayor Jim Kenney and district officials are expected to make the announcement at Roosevelt Elementary School in...
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Mayfair Parents
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
June 23, 2018 - 9:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Parents in the city's Mayfair neighborhood are upset at the School District of Philadelphia's plan to move their kindergarten and first-grade students to another school this fall. Mayfair Elementary School can hold 1,000 students. But the school is severely...
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School bus
Mike Dougherty
June 08, 2018 - 7:21 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Parents in West Philadelphia are demanding answers after their son was left on the bus sleeping for the second time in two weeks. It was the last day of school for 7-year-old Atif Ibn-Kayzar, and his parents became worried when he was more than two hours late, again...
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Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
June 06, 2018 - 2:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney seems skeptical that the budget City Council passed on Tuesday will provide enough funds for the School District of Philadelphia, now just weeks away from returning to local control. Council rejected the mayor's request for a tax increase for schools...
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School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
June 06, 2018 - 11:36 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia School District has suspended a teacher while it investigates allegations that she took bribes from her students, in exchange for good grades. The district says Amanda Richardson, a humanities teacher at the Learning In New Concepts High School in...
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— Forty-eight high school students from nine schools across the School District of Philadelphia gathered for a final performance of the Take the Lead Dance Project.
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Hadas Kuznits
May 31, 2018 - 1:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Forty-eight high school students from nine schools across the School District of Philadelphia gathered for a final performance to show off what they learned in this year's inaugural Take the Lead Dance Project . Students from @PHLschools learn interpersonal skills...
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Superintendent William Hite and Mayor Jim Kenney
Mike DeNardo-KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
May 22, 2018 - 11:54 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney says the Philadelphia School District would be able to repair more of its aging school buildings under his tax increase proposal. Kenney pushed his school funding proposal during a visit to Logan Elementary, one of the district's schools most in need...
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The Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services offered details about its services at the School District of Philadelphia building.
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Mike Dougherty
May 09, 2018 - 2:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Students suffering from depression, anxiety, and other problems struggle in school, and Mayor Jim Kenney spoke Wednesday about the importance of giving parents and educators the resources to help kids thrive. Problems at home lead to problems in the classroom. Kenney...
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William Hite and the School District of Philadelphia make their funding case to City Council.
Pat Loeb-KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
May 09, 2018 - 1:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia, set to return to local control, backed Mayor Jim Kenney's funding plan during budget hearings Wednesday before City Council. Council is weighing how much of Kenney's tax package to approve, to help the school district fill a...
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Two hundred students gathered at City Hall to present videos, posters, painting and books they made featuring Octavius Catto and other African-American pioneers in Philadelphia.
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Justin Udo
May 07, 2018 - 1:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Over the past school year, more than 11,000 School District of Philadelphia students researched and studied the life of Octavius Catto, a black educator, athlete and soldier who fought for African-Americans' rights in Philadelphia in the late 19th century. Yaasiyn...
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