School District of Philadelphia

Students at Albert M. Greenfield Elementary School, located at 22nd and Chestnut streets, cheered at an afternoon ceremony announcing that the U.S. Department of Education had selected Greenfield as one of 349 Blue Ribbon schools nationwide.    
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
October 01, 2018 - 8:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two Philadelphia public schools are on this year's national Blue Ribbon list of schools recognized for academic excellence. Students at Albert M. Greenfield Elementary School, located at 22nd and Chestnut streets, cheered at an afternoon ceremony announcing that the U...
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Cherri Gregg (left) discusses the Kavanaugh hearings with Christa Hayburn (center), Larry Ceisler (right), and Linda Dale Hoffa via the phone.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
September 30, 2018 - 9:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the impact of the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony from...
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Students participate in the GEAR UP program.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
September 24, 2018 - 3:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For some high school students, applying to college may be overwhelming. But the School District of Philadelphia wants to make the process more accessible, with more than 5,000 students taking part in GEAR UP , or Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate...
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Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
September 22, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The school year has barely begun, but the School District of Philadelphia is already asking parents and students to start planning for next year. Students looking to change schools in the fall of 2019 can start the process now, with a six-week selection process open...
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Wells Fargo Education Grant
Hadas Kuznits | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
September 21, 2018 - 5:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia school children will be the beneficiaries of a grant announced Friday at Cramp Elementary School in Kensington. Officials from Wells Fargo were at the school to pledge $1.7 million towards education in Philadelphia. "Read by 4th is one of the...
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Dreamstime
Kim Glovas
September 21, 2018 - 12:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 13-year-old boy was stabbed at a North Philadelphia school this morning, and another student is in custody. The School District of Philadelphia says it happened at the William Dick school at 24th and Diamond streets around 11 a.m. Police say the boy was stabbed once...
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The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
September 21, 2018 - 8:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council has approved Keystone Opportunity Zone legislation, which is designed to give tax breaks to encourage investment in neighborhoods that need it. On Thursday night, it was the Philadelphia Board of Education's turn to vote whether to approve the latest...
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Superintendent William Hite poses in a Dress Down for Philly Public Schools T-shirt.
Fund for the School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo
September 11, 2018 - 8:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia schools are benefiting from a corporate casual Friday this week. Individuals or companies are encouraged to buy a $35 T-shirt and wear it this Friday for Dress Down for Philly Public Schools day, which supports the Fund for the School District of...
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Dunbar School
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
September 08, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The School District of Philadelphia has taken a lot of heat over its decision to start classes before Labor Day this year. Later this month, the district will start talking about next year's calendar. The August 27 start has been a hot topic, with five unscheduled...
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school board
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
September 06, 2018 - 1:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It was another heat-shortened day for Philadelphia school students on Thursday. And the new school board is asking about the prospects of cooling the district's aging buildings. At a meeting of the new school board's finance and facilities committee, Board President...
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