School District of Philadelphia

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Hadas Kuznits
December 26, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia is encouraging kids to spend at least a portion of their winter break reading. Lee Whacks, deputy chief of communications for the School District of Philadelphia, said when it comes to reading, parental involvement is key. But...
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School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
December 14, 2018 - 12:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia school students will go back to starting school after Labor Day in 2019. As expected, the school board approved a proposal to start the 2019-20 school year on Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day. This year for the first time, the School District of...
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Superintendent William Hite
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Mike DeNardo
December 13, 2018 - 12:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sixty low-performing Philadelphia schools stand to receive extra help under new designations released Thursday by the state. Forty-three Philly schools in the bottom 5 percent of Pennsylvania's indicators are designated for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI...
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Benjamin Franklin High School
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Mike DeNardo
December 08, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Work is on track to put two very different Philadelphia schools into the same building next fall. The district is moving Science Leadership Academy — one of its most successful magnets — from 22nd and Arch streets to Benjamin Franklin High School, one of its lowest-...
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Students sampled meatless chicken nuggets, vegan burgers, dark chocolate and sea salt bars, vegan meatballs, turkey chili, organic cereal bars, and other offerings from two dozen vendors before rating them.
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Mike DeNardo
December 05, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The students were the ones dishing out grades Tuesday at the School District of Philadelphia headquarters, where kids taste-tested a smorgasbord of potential lunch fare. Students sampled meatless chicken nuggets, vegan burgers, dark chocolate and sea salt bars, vegan...
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Mike DeNardo
December 04, 2018 - 1:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Looking for a teaching job in Philadelphia? A local nonprofit aims to list all of them — traditional district, charter, Catholic and private schools — on a single website. TeachPHL.org has more than 150 teaching jobs posted on the site in these different divisions,...
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The college fair at the School District of Philadelphia's headquarters included representatives from the 14 colleges in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
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Mike DeNardo
December 01, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some Philly high school students on Monday had the chance to explore many college options in one place. The added bonus: college acceptance on the spot. The fair at the School District of Philadelphia's headquarters included representatives from the 14 colleges in the...
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The School District of Philadelphia accepted the donation of 13 CPR education kits from the American Heart Association.
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Mike DeNardo
November 19, 2018 - 1:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia high school students are learning the life-saving skill of CPR, while the state considers making it mandatory. The American Heart Association has just given the School District of Philadelphia 13 CPR education kits. District athletic director Jimmy Lynch...
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Paul Kurtz | KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
November 13, 2018 - 4:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia and the American Heart Association held a symposium Tuesday designed to encourage more female students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Faranah Benoit has a passion for math and science, so attending...
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winter gear donated
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Hadas Kuznits
November 09, 2018 - 5:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Spring Garden Elementary School was the site of some very excited children who learned they'd be receiving free winter gear. When 8-year-old Taylor Johnson learned she'd be getting a hat, gloves and scarf for free, the first person she thought about was her mother. "...
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