school safety

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Jim Melwert
June 19, 2019 - 5:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thousands of school administrators, police and first responders from up and down the East Coast were at Neumann University in Delaware County for a school safety program hosted by the United States Secret Service. A primary goal of the Secret Service’s Safe Schools...
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The Mastery Charter School community rallies outside of Philadelphia City Hall
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Hadas Kuznits
April 04, 2019 - 12:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Mastery Charter School community is challenging lawmakers to address issues of neighborhood safety and quality in education. At a rally they organized Thursday morning in front of City Hall, parent Markida Ross said the school safety issue most important to her is...
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Mike DeNardo
January 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — All 49 of the School District of Philadelphia's high schools currently have walk-through metal detectors, but three schools don't use them. The School District of Philadelphia is considering making metal detectors required at the entrances to all district high schools...
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Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale discusses the school safety report at a Monday press conference in the Pennsylvania Capitol.
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Tony Romeo
August 27, 2018 - 5:01 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale agrees with school students and employees alike: Access to mental health is a top priority in making schools safer. DePasquale commented on the matter as he discussed the findings of a task force on school safety he...
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Hadas Kuznits
August 23, 2018 - 9:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the start of the school year is just days away, local and school officials are reminding people about school traffic safety strategies. Cherry Hill Police Chief William Monaghan said the biggest change to be aware of is increased congestion of vehicular traffic on...
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Molly Daly
June 27, 2018 - 8:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale held a phone news conference Wednesday to discuss the initial findings of the state's School Safety Task Force, created by Gov. Tom Wolf in the wake of the Parkland school shooting. About $60 million has been earmarked to...
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Tony Romeo
June 20, 2018 - 3:36 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The state House has overwhelmingly approved a bill enacting a new state budget . Unburdened by deficits that plagued recent budget seasons, the Pennsylvania House Wednesday debated for just a half hour before sending the budget bill — which will require no new...
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Tony Romeo
June 19, 2018 - 1:33 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — In another sign of a painless budget season this year, the state House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday morning unanimously approved a new state spending plan with no new taxes that provides more money for education — and for school safety. It’s something pretty...
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Tony Romeo
June 06, 2018 - 4:32 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would create a system to anonymously report school threats. The program, Safe2Say , is modeled after what backers said is a similar, successful system of anonymous reporting of threats to schools established in Colorado...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
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June 06, 2018 - 10:55 am
By Maria Danilova, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal school safety commission set up after the deadly shooting at a Florida high school will not examine the role of guns in school violence, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday. DeVos' testimony to a Senate subcommittee came...
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