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Justin Udo
July 29, 2019 - 1:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey's public schools are the second-best in the country according to a new ranking by personal-finance website WalletHub . "It's great to see that recognized," said Steve Baker with the New Jersey Education Association. The ranking is based on measurements...
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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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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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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 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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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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