Schools

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.
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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.
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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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School district Superintendent William Hite.
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Mike DeNardo
January 30, 2019 - 9:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia is releasing its list of top performing and most improved schools Wednesday. The district keeps score at each traditional public and charter school with a 1-to-100 index known as the School Progress Report (SPR). It grades schools'...
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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
January 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of activist teachers is bringing Black Lives Matter Week back to Philadelphia schools next month. Members of the Caucus of Working Educators, an activist teacher group, started the week two years ago around a week of lessons on racial justice. Teacher Ismael...
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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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Dreamstime
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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