Teachers

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Mike Dougherty
September 13, 2019 - 8:32 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's high school football and soccer season — two sports that create an increased risk of brain injury. Health officials are working to raise awareness while highlighting available resources. Brain injuries can have a major effect on memory, energy levels, even...
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Mike DeNardo
September 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
Superintendent William Hite says as of a week before the beginning of school, there were 62 teacher vacancies.
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Philadelphia teacher orientation
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Mike DeNardo
August 05, 2019 - 11:21 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With the start of the 2019 school year one month away, nearly 700 newly hired Philadelphia teachers gathered at the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush in Northeast Philly Monday to start a week of orientation, coaching and planning. Maria Lobron, one of the hundreds of new...
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Pedro Rivera, the Pennsylvania secretary of education, visited two Philadelphia elementary schools Wednesday.
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Hadas Kuznits
May 15, 2019 - 5:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pedro Rivera, the Pennsylvania secretary of education, visited two Philadelphia elementary schools Wednesday. Rivera stopped by the Morton McMichael School and the Paul L. Dunbar School to learn more about what's working there for the students and craft suggestions as...
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David Madden
April 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
CAMDEN, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- For about a week now, we’ve been talking about plans to close a pair of schools in Camden and sizable layoffs of teachers and staff to address a $27 million deficit. The acting Superintendent of the Camden School District, which has been under state control for more...
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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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Mike DeNardo
March 13, 2019 - 4:12 pm
BENSALEM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — After two years of negotiations, teachers in Bensalem have voted to authorize a strike. Members of the Bensalem Education Association have voted overwhelmingly to give their leadership the go-ahead to call a strike, if necessary. The vote came Monday night. The union...
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Community College of Philadelphia.
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Mike DeNardo
February 26, 2019 - 5:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The faculty at Community College of Philadelphia have moved a step closer to a strike. Members of the faculty union at CCP have overwhelmingly voted to authorize their leadership to call for a strike vote, says union co-president Junior Brainard. "We do hope to be...
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Parents and toddler wave to children as they return to the Evelyn Thurman Gratts Elementary School in downtown Los Angeles, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, following a city wide teachers' strike.
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January 23, 2019 - 10:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles teachers returned to work Wednesday after contentious negotiations ended with a new contract and a commitment by the union and the district to work together to get more state money for schools in part by pushing to overhaul California's property tax system. Teachers...
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Thousands of striking Los Angeles Unified teachers gather in front of Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.
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January 23, 2019 - 6:57 am
By Christopher Weber, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers planned to return to work Wednesday after voting to ratify a deal between their union and school officials, ending a six-day strike in the nation's second-largest district. "I voted 'yes,' to approve...
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