School District of Philadelphia

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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Laura H. Carnell Elementary School
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Mike DeNardo
January 13, 2020 - 1:29 pm
Students and staff are back inside Laura H. Carnell Elementary School after a three-week closure for asbestos abatement. But the teachers union said it can't guarantee that conditions are safe. Read more here.
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Laura H. Carnell Elementary School
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Justin Udo
January 08, 2020 - 5:58 pm
Local officials are taking a stand against asbestos-infested schools in Philadelphia and bringing it directly to the attention of the governor. Read more here.
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This week's panel includes Pennsylvania Rep. Jordan Harris, Jasmine Sessoms of She Can Win, Philadelphia Councilperson Bill Greenlee and Erika Almiron of Juntos.
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Flashpoint
January 05, 2020 - 12:43 pm
This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the many changes implemented in the Philadelphia region in 2019 and the impact going forward. Read more here.
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Dozens of parents, staff, students, and community members attended a meeting on the state of Laura H. Carnell Elementary School in Northeast Philadelphia, amid asbestos concerns.
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Antionette Lee
January 04, 2020 - 9:31 am
Laura H. Carnell Elementary School in Northeast Philadelphia has been closed for the past couple of weeks due to asbestos, and will remain closed until it's safe. That's what dozens of parents, staff and students were told at a community meeting Friday night. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
January 03, 2020 - 5:00 pm
The head of the office that assesses Philadelphia real estate for tax purposes has resigned after facing sharp criticism for large and often uneven increases in property assessments. Read more here.
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Franklin Learning Center informational meeting
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
January 02, 2020 - 11:54 am
After a two-week closure due to asbestos abatement, the Franklin Learning Center has reopened. But a few dozen parents and students are still insisting on more to be done. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia.
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Rachel Kurland
December 20, 2019 - 8:11 am
Alexander McClure and Laura H. Carnell elementary schools are closed Friday — the last full day for students before the break — out of “an abundance of caution” of asbestos in the buildings. Read more here.
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A Philadelphia School District police car.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
December 17, 2019 - 4:31 pm
Another Philadelphia school is being closed because of asbestos. Read more here.
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Lisa Weidman, a nurse at Philadelphia Charter School for Arts and Sciences, is honored for saving a student's life.
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Justin Udo
December 16, 2019 - 1:44 pm
The city of Philadelphia, in a ceremony on Monday, honored Lisa Weidman, a nurse at Philadelphia Charter School for Arts and Sciences, for her work saving a young girl's life last April. Read more here.
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