School District of Philadelphia

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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Ben Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy school building.
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Mike DeNardo
February 04, 2020 - 6:04 pm
The Philadelphia School District has set Feb. 18 as the day when students at Ben Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy will move back into their building after more than four months of asbestos and construction work. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
February 03, 2020 - 6:49 am
Another Philadelphia elementary school will be closed this week for asbestos testing. this time, it's historic Francis Hopkinson School in the city's Juniata neighborhood. Read more here.
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Overbrook Educational Center playground
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Charlotte Reese
February 02, 2020 - 1:56 pm
About one-third of students at West Philly’s Overbrook Educational Center are blind or visually impaired. So when Meredith Foote became the principal in 2014, she had one goal: create an inclusive playground for all students. Read more here.
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Educators rallied on the steps of Philadelphia School District headquarters, calling on schools to restore librarians to schools.
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Mike DeNardo
January 24, 2020 - 2:57 pm
Educators rallied on the steps of Philadelphia School District headquarters Friday, calling on schools to restore librarians to schools. Read more here.
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PFT lawsuit
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Tim Jimenez
January 20, 2020 - 11:59 am
The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers is suing the School District of Philadelphia for the way, the union says, it has been handling asbestos problems at several schools. Read more here.
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Parents and teachers demand the asbestos be fully removed from Alexander McClure Elementary School before students return to class.
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KYW Staff
January 17, 2020 - 8:25 am
Alexander McClure Elementary School in the city's Hunting Park neighborhood is closed again Friday because new tests showed elevated levels of airborne asbestos. Read more here.
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