Schools

Word that nearly two dozen Philadelphia schools were getting classroom air conditioners came during the district's budget hearings before City Council.
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Mike DeNardo
May 14, 2019 - 5:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There should be some cooler classrooms in Philadelphia schools soon as the district plans to add air conditioning to more schools next year. Word that nearly two dozen Philadelphia schools were getting classroom air conditioners came during the district's budget...
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David Madden
May 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Public school officials in Camden have revised the future, a bit, for a pair of schools targeted for closure come the fall to bridge a $27 million deficit. The Cream School will still be converted into an early childhood facility and the Veterans School will be closed...
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Pat Loeb
April 24, 2019 - 5:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials have stopped sending children to two residential facilities in the wake of a state investigation. Department of Human Services spokesperson Heather Keafer says the city "closed intake" to a site in western Pennsylvania and one in northeastern...
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David Madden
April 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
CAMDEN, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- For about a week now, we’ve been talking about plans to close a pair of schools in Camden and sizable layoffs of teachers and staff to address a $27 million dollar deficit. The acting Superintendent of the Camden School District, which has been under state control for...
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School hallway.
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David Madden
April 09, 2019 - 5:04 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Two public schools in Camden and an annex at a third could be closing in a few months as administrators deal with a looming deficit of $27 million, according to the teachers’ union in the city. Keith Benson is president of the Camden Education Association and says in...
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Dr. Ayesha Imani, CEO of Sankofa Freedom Academy in Kensington, Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
March 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In an effort to reduce burnout, one Philadelphia school is moving to a four-day work week for teachers. Starting in the fall, teachers at Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School in Kensington will work a four-day week, either Monday through Thursday or Tuesday through...
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The School District of Philadelphia Headquarters.
KYW Newsradio, file
Mike DeNardo
February 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The school district is taking steps to address Wi-Fi dead spots in its buildings. Last summer, the district upgraded the internet connections at 22 schools. This summer, the plan is to rewire 94 additional schools to fix Wi-Fi dead spots, says district deputy chief...
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Philadelphia school board's Student Achievement and Support Committee.
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Mike DeNardo
February 22, 2019 - 12:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some Philadelphia students are continuing their opposition to a plan that would require metal detectors at the entrances to all district high schools. The school board has been considering a policy change that would force the three district high schools that don't use...
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The "Do the Write Thing Challenge" is a curriculum being implemented in 20 schools where students and teachers will discuss and write about violence in their lives, homes, and communities.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
February 07, 2019 - 5:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A course on combating violence gets its own spot in several Philadelphia schools, and it's being championed by people with personal ties to the issue. When she was 16-years-old, Tiphanie White was shot in the back. "And it's still a traumatic experience for me. Even...
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Dreamstime
Mike Dougherty
February 02, 2019 - 11:04 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) -- Schools across the country are in desperate need of repairs, particularly those in urban districts. A South Jersey congressman is co-sponsoring a bill, the Rebuild America's Schools Act, which would pump $100 billion into rebuilding and repairing. Camden's...
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