School District of Philadelphia

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Mike DeNardo
March 02, 2020 - 4:00 am
The School District of Philadelphia is contracting with the nonprofit Teach for America to help recruit teachers. But the decision wasn't a slam dunk. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
February 24, 2020 - 7:40 am
The School District of Philadelphia says it's overpaying charter schools for educating students with special needs. At the heart of the issue is the state's formula governing how charters get funding for special education. Read more here.
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Clara Barton Elementary School
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Mike DeNardo
February 24, 2020 - 4:00 am
The School District of Philadelphia says it's making progress when it comes to addressing asbestos issues in school buildings. But staffers tell the school board they're still working on the best way to keep parents and the public in the loop. Read more here.
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Pat Loeb
February 17, 2020 - 5:42 pm
A pregnant mother was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on Feb. 11, as she dropped her child off at a South Philadelphia Head Start program. An ICE spokesman said she was later released for humanitarian reasons, but School District of Philadelphia officials are...
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The refurbished Ben Franklin cafeteria, nicknamed "Ben's Den."
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Mike DeNardo
February 17, 2020 - 2:20 pm
After being displaced for five months of asbestos clean-up and construction work, students at two Philadelphia high schools will return to the building they'll both call home on Tuesday. Read more here.
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Clara Barton Elementary School
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Mike Dougherty
February 13, 2020 - 7:13 am
Two more Philadelphia schools have temporarily closed due to concerns of asbestos exposure. Read the latest here.
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Education Nominating Panel
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Mike DeNardo
February 12, 2020 - 5:59 pm
The Education Nominating Panel voted unanimously to send the mayor 27 candidates — from which he'll pick nine — to serve on the Philadelphia School Board. Read more here.
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School Progress Report improvements
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Mike DeNardo
February 10, 2020 - 12:52 pm
Philly schools celebrated a fourth straight year of modest progress on the School District of Philadelphia’s annual report card. Read the details here.
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Francis Hopkinson School
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Mike DeNardo
February 07, 2020 - 4:09 pm
The School District of Philadelphia says Hopkinson Elementary School in Juniata will remain closed indefinitely for asbestos work. The school has been closed since Monday. Read more here.
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Francis Hopkinson School
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Mike DeNardo
February 05, 2020 - 5:37 pm
Laborers’ District Council workers are offering to help the School District of Philadelphia respond faster to reports of asbestos in school buildings with a “rapid response team.” Read more here.
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