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Philadelphia school maintenance workers are watching out for faulty equipment after a parent says his young son suffered an electrical burn at school.
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Mike DeNardo
December 16, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia school board has adopted a new policy that would allow the district's art collection to come out of storage. The district has 1,200 paintings and other works of art in storage -- much of it removed from schools including the Wilson Middle School 14...
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Mike DeNardo
December 09, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia schools may have metal detectors, but is the district making sure that they use them? One school board member was looking into that, last week. Generally, all Philadelphia high schools have magnetometers and x-ray machines. District chief operating...
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Jul 5, 2017; South Lebanon Township, PA, USA; Construction for the Sunoco Mariner East pipeline continues in South Lebanon Township.
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Kim Glovas
October 29, 2018 - 8:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Three school superintendents are asking the Public Utility Commission for a safety assessment on part of the troubled Mariner East pipeline. Construction on the project has been halted while Sunoco deals with regulatory issues. Superintendents from the Downingtown...
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Hadas Kuznits
October 20, 2018 - 5:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - The School District of Philadelphia celebrated family engagement month with a special conference in Center City, Saturday afternoon. The annual Roadmap to Navigating the School District Engagement Conference featured family friendly workshops, programs, services and...
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Do those permission slips you sign mean you can’t sue the school?
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October 16, 2018 - 3:15 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions​ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Do those permission slips you sign mean you can’t sue the school? Really? Parents of South Carolina fifth graders were furious when their children, who were on a field trip in May to visit the middle school they’d be...
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A bottled water dispenser sits in a hallway at Gardner Elementary School in Detroit, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018.
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September 04, 2018 - 3:13 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Thousands of Detroit public schools students were told Tuesday to drink from district-supplied water coolers or bottled water on the first day of classes, after the drinking fountains were shut off because of contaminants in some water fixtures. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said last...
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Jim Melwert
September 03, 2018 - 12:23 am
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- For some students, summer vacation ended last week. For others it ends Tuesday. As kids get back in the classroom, one group is offering up a platform for schools to share their stories. The website, successstartshere.org , is headed up by the Pennsylvania...
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August 30, 2018 - 11:59 am
If your broadcast number is not listed, our storm center has not been contacted by your school. Please contact your school, not us, for the correct school broadcast number. (Some schools have more than one account.) School closings, delayed openings and early dismissals. (School Administrators...
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The School District of Philadelphia
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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 27, 2018 - 12:23 am
PHIALDELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- After springtime headlines about unhealthy conditions inside Philadelphia schools, the district says its buildings are safe for Monday’s start of classes. Superintendent William Hite says crews worked throughout the summer to resolve hazardous conditions in the city'...
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