School District of Philadelphia

Mayor Kenney with pre-K students
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
September 06, 2018 - 12:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia's pre-K program will add 250 seats, right away, thanks to the final settlement of a lawsuit over the tax that pays for it. The good news is tempered by the delays in the expansion of the program. As originally envisioned, Philadelphia's pre-K program...
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From left: American Federation of Teachers President Jerry Jordan, local Commonwealth Association of School Administrators President Robin Cooper, and City Councilwoman Helen Gym discuss state funding for air-conditioned classrooms.
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
September 04, 2018 - 7:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With a heat index expected around 105 degrees, Philadelphia schools are dismissing students at noon Wednesday, and some say that illustrates the need for better conditions in the city's aging school buildings. As students left a sweltering Paul L. Dunbar School, a...
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Three out of the first four days of school were cut short this week because of sweltering classrooms.
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
August 30, 2018 - 2:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With three out of the first four days cut short this week because of sweltering classrooms, Superintendent William Hite chief is taking the heat over the decision to start the school year before Labor Day. Hite said there was no way the School District of Philadelphia...
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The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Rachel Kurland
August 29, 2018 - 3:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia has extended its early dismissal of students to Thursday due to excessive heat. All schools within the district will release students at 1 p.m. Thursday, as they have done the past two days . All School District of Philadelphia...
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Mike DeNardo
August 28, 2018 - 3:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hot, muggy conditions forced classes to end early on only the second day of the school year. The thermometer outside read 92 degrees as students filed out of Spring Garden School. "It's really hot in our room. There's no air conditioning. All we have is two little...
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The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
August 27, 2018 - 9:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The school year kicked off in Philadelphia Monday, one week earlier than usual. And already, we have early dismissals to tell you about. All School District of Philadelphia schools will dismiss students at 1 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday due to excessive heat. RELATED:...
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The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Rachel Kurland
August 27, 2018 - 4:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia announced Monday afternoon — the end of its first official day of school for students in the district — that all schools will dismiss students early on Tuesday and Wednesday due to excessive heat. Students will be dismissed at 1 p.m...
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Superintendent William Hite
Holli Stephens | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
August 23, 2018 - 3:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — School bells are ringing in Philadelphia earlier than ever. The first day of classes for School District of Philadelphia students is just four days away. Some eyebrows raised when the Philly school calendar came out, with classes beginning Aug. 27 — a week before...
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Air conditioning units
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
August 22, 2018 - 8:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We're still in the heat of August, but when students return to class next week to one Philadelphia school, they'll do so in cool comfort. Central High School President Tim McKenna said air conditioning units are being installed in all 70 classrooms, courtesy of the...
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The School District of Philadelphia's "First Year Teacher Handbook"
School District of Philadelphia
Justin Udo
August 21, 2018 - 8:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some School District of Philadelphia students are spending their summer helping teachers make sure they are ready to hit the ground running when they get back in to the classroom. Khalid Abogourin, a rising senior at Philadelphia Virtual Academy, helped put together a...
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