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School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
June 28, 2019 - 11:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The board of the School District of Philadelphia has voted to give Drexel University $7 million toward the construction of a new home for two Philly schools. Drexel approached the board two weeks ago, asking for a $7 million contribution to start construction on a...
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Mike DeNardo
June 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia school board chose to put-off a controversial vote to sell the Belmont Charter School building Thursday. It wasn't the controversy, but a bill in Harrisburg that caused the board to slam the brakes on the deal. The Belmont Charter School was offering...
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Drexel University is planning to build a new home for two Philadelphia schools. But before it can start, the university is asking the school board for help.
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Mike DeNardo
June 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Drexel University is planning to build a new home for two Philadelphia schools. But before it can start, the university is asking the school board for help. Drexel president John Fry says the university has secured about $29 million toward the $39 million needed for a...
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Mike DeNardo
June 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A charter school is offering to buy the building that it's been renting from the School District of Philadelphia. The Belmont Charter School is proposing to buy the building it's currently leasing from the district — the one with the leaky roof and no air conditioning...
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Tony Romeo
June 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Over the strenuous objections of opponents, the Pennsylvania Senate has sent to the House legislation that would allow for more armed security personnel in schools. The bill passed by the Senate would authorize school districts to have armed security guards,...
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Mike DeNardo
June 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's first school year under the return to local control has wrapped up. Now, the school board is asking the public about what its priorities should be for year two. Several themes emerged during the school board's public hearings Thursday, on what it should...
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Mike DeNardo
June 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A nonprofit education watchdog Tuesday night celebrates a quarter century of covering Philadelphia schools. In 1994, a group of concerned parents, including journalist Paul Socolar and now-City Councilwoman Helen Gym, founded the Notebook, a free newspaper with the...
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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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Dreamstime
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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