schools

The School District of Philadelphia Headquarters.
KYW Newsradio, file
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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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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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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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.
AP Photo/Paul Sancya
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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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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Classroom
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David Madden
July 27, 2018 - 12:29 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Three Camden County school districts are among a dozen in New Jersey being hauled into court by the American Civil Liberties Union. At issue are policies that might block children who immigrated to the country illegally from getting an education. The 12 districts are...
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