School District of Philadelphia

The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
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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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
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
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
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
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
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
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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Students read at the re-opened library at Bache-Martin Elementary in Fairmount.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
January 14, 2019 - 1:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With a snip from a pair of oversized scissors, the ribbon was cut ceremonially on Monday morning, reopening the library at Bache-Martin Elementary in Fairmount. With a snip, the crowdfunded library at Bache-Martin Elementary School is ceremonially reopened. pic...
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The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
January 11, 2019 - 5:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The School District of Philadelphia says it's making progress in reducing the backlog of pay owed to retirees. When a school employee retires, in many cases they're entitled to unused sick time and vacation pay. But the district had been way behind in issuing checks...
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Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
January 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — All 49 of the School District of Philadelphia's high schools currently have walk-through metal detectors, but three schools don't use them. The School District of Philadelphia is considering making metal detectors required at the entrances to all district high schools...
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School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
January 09, 2019 - 1:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new study says Philadelphia school principals change jobs more often than those across the state — and it happens more at schools in high-poverty areas. Principal mobility — when one transfers from one school to another or leaves the position entirely — is more...
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The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
December 28, 2018 - 1:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A nonprofit is asking Philadelphia homeowners to donate the proceeds of their property tax abatements to the city's school system. Letters are going out this week from the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia , asking about 4,500 property owners — who received...
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