School District of Philadelphia

The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
November 03, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia Board of Education is picking its own volunteer advisory panel to serve as a link to the community. The school board is looking for a dozen volunteers who are willing to work long hours for no pay, just like the board members themselves. The board is...
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The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
November 02, 2018 - 9:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia says it's making progress toward relieving a backlog of termination pay, owed to former employees. School district employees when they leave the district get paid for unused personal, vacation and sick days. But because of...
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Blondell Reynolds Brown
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Pat Loeb
October 26, 2018 - 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia officials say the city has benefited greatly from a state program to spur investment by granting generous tax breaks. But a city councilwoman wants those benefits to include jobs for Philadelphia public school graduates. At this week's council session,...
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Philadelphia police car
KYW Newsradio, file
October 26, 2018 - 4:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A 9-year-old boy is dead after falling and hitting his head at a North Philadelphia school. It happened around 9 a.m. Friday at Hartranft Elementary School along the 700 block of West Cumberland Street. Authorities said the third-grade student fell shortly after...
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Harlem Globetrotters
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
October 16, 2018 - 1:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Harlem Globetrotters make a pit stop in South Philadelphia on Tuesday with a special message for some elementary school kids. During their trip to Amedee Bregy Elementary School, basketball played second fiddle to the Globetrotters' anti-bullying program,...
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The School District of Philadelphia is storing about $2 million worth of paintings and artifacts taken out of schools in 2003.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
October 11, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the first time, the Philadelphia School Board is drawing up rules for managing the district's valuable art collection. The School District of Philadelphia is storing about $2 million worth of paintings and artifacts taken out of schools in 2003. The works — about...
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Students ask Republican gubernatorial challenger Scott Wagner a question.
Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
October 10, 2018 - 2:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While the candidates for governor in Pennsylvania had only one face-to-face debate, they got peppered with questions Wednesday from fourth, fifth and sixth graders. Democratic incumbent Tom Wolf and Republican challenger Scott Wagner made separate appearances at the...
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Philly schools are using the Second Step Curriculum to curb bullying.
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
October 06, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Academics are one thing. But to truly succeed, students need to be able to get along. That's why dozens of Philadelphia schools are using a popular curriculum to curb bullying and help students' social and emotional growth. The Second Step curriculum is a program that...
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The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
October 04, 2018 - 12:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia is investigating an allegation that the chair of the social studies department at Central High School distributed a flyer encouraging students to vote -- to "stop Republican voter suppression," and to "stop the Trump regime." The...
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The Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation is giving away tens of thousands of coats.
Dan Wing/KYW Newsradio
Dan Wing
October 03, 2018 - 11:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More than 8,500 winter coats were given to elementary school students in the School District of Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Wednesday morning. It's part of an annual coat drive organized by the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation, and the...
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