schools

School district Superintendent William Hite.
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Mike DeNardo
February 16, 2020 - 4:00 am
The asbestos issue has been bringing a lot of heat to Philadelphia's schools' chief. But the mayor is standing behind him. Read more here.
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(L-R) Shakeera Warthen, pBregy Elementary principal; Josh Levinson, Lankenau Environmental Science principal; Paul Spina, Forrest Elementary principal
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Mike DeNardo
February 15, 2020 - 4:00 am
Principals at schools that made big jumps in performance this year are sharing their strategies for success. Read more here.
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School Progress Report improvements
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Mike DeNardo
February 10, 2020 - 12:52 pm
Philly schools celebrated a fourth straight year of modest progress on the School District of Philadelphia’s annual report card. Read the details here.
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Ben Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy school building.
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Mike DeNardo
February 04, 2020 - 6:04 pm
The Philadelphia School District has set Feb. 18 as the day when students at Ben Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy will move back into their building after more than four months of asbestos and construction work. Read more here.
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Governor Tom Wolf speaks during a press conference, during which Governor Wolf proposed 2020-21 budget items totaling more than $1.1 billion to support reducing the risks to Pennsylvanians of lead and asbestos.
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Tony Romeo
January 29, 2020 - 4:50 pm
Ahead of his budget address next week, Gov. Tom Wolf is proposing a $1 billion-plus initiative to fund mitigation of asbestos and lead in Pennsylvania schools and other buildings. Read more here.
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Educators rallied on the steps of Philadelphia School District headquarters, calling on schools to restore librarians to schools.
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Mike DeNardo
January 24, 2020 - 2:57 pm
Educators rallied on the steps of Philadelphia School District headquarters Friday, calling on schools to restore librarians to schools. 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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Mike Dougherty
January 11, 2020 - 10:51 am
Students will be in the classroom once again at two Philadelphia schools that were closed because of asbestos. 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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Activist Antoine Little leads a rally this morning outside T.M. Pierce Elementary School.
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Mike DeNardo
November 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
Parents at a North Philadelphia elementary school where asbestos was found are waiting to hear the district's plan for what happens next. Read more here.
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