School District of Philadelphia

Philly public schools will close for two weeks due to a staff shortage as a result of coronavirus closures.
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KYW Staff
March 13, 2020 - 2:08 pm
Superintendent William Hite said all schools within the School District of Philadelphia will be closed for two weeks amid ongoing concerns over coronavirus. Read the latest here.
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Lucky's Charm
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Hadas Kuznits
March 13, 2020 - 6:30 am
Just over the rainbow in Rittenhouse, you’ll find a new St. Patrick’s Day-themed pop-up bar. Listen to the KYW Newsradio original podcast What’s Cooking for more.
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The School District of Philadelphia Headquarters.
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KYW Staff
March 12, 2020 - 10:06 pm
The School District of Philadelphia announced that 63 schools will be closed Friday, March 13. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
March 12, 2020 - 3:17 pm
Teachers are concerned that the hand sanitizer provided by the School District of Philadelphia might be less effective against the coronavirus because it's not alcohol-based. The district says the product offered is an effective alternative. Read more here.
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Philadelphia School District Deaf and Hard of Hearing Expo.
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Mike DeNardo
March 07, 2020 - 4:00 am
The Philadelphia School District is making a special effort to connect its hard of hearing students with the help and services available to them. Read more here.
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School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
March 03, 2020 - 5:04 pm
Mayor Jim Kenney has made his nine picks for Philadelphia's new school board — and eight of them are already serving on the board. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
March 03, 2020 - 3:09 pm
Parents and the public Tuesday night get their first chance to weigh in on a process that could dramatically alter the landscape for Philadelphia schools. The first of three meetings on what's called the Comprehensive School Planning Review happens at South Philadelphia High School. Read more here.
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Empty classroom
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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
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
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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