William Hite

Activists opposed to the policy then disrupted Friday night's meeting as a divided school board has approved a policy requiring all district high schools to use walk-through metal detectors.
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Mike DeNardo
March 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A divided school board has approved a policy requiring all district high schools to use walk-through metal detectors. Activists opposed to the policy then disrupted Thursday night's meeting. Superintendent William Hite says of 54 high schools only three do not use...
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Mike DeNardo
March 21, 2019 - 3:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf is proposing a $100 million plan to remove lead paint from Philadelphia school buildings, and he's proposing to pay for it through a severance tax on natural gas. The lead paint abatement would be part of Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania infrastructure...
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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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The School District of Philadelphia dismissed students early due to excessive heat.
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Mike DeNardo
December 14, 2018 - 12:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia school students will go back to starting school after Labor Day in 2019. As expected, the school board approved a proposal to start the 2019-20 school year on Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day. This year for the first time, the School District of...
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Superintendent William Hite
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Mike DeNardo
December 13, 2018 - 12:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sixty low-performing Philadelphia schools stand to receive extra help under new designations released Thursday by the state. Forty-three Philly schools in the bottom 5 percent of Pennsylvania's indicators are designated for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI...
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Three out of the first four days of school were cut short this week because of sweltering classrooms.
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Mike DeNardo
August 30, 2018 - 2:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With three out of the first four days cut short this week because of sweltering classrooms, Superintendent William Hite chief is taking the heat over the decision to start the school year before Labor Day. Hite said there was no way the School District of Philadelphia...
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Andrew Kramer
August 27, 2018 - 9:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The school year kicked off in Philadelphia Monday, one week earlier than usual. And already, we have early dismissals to tell you about. All School District of Philadelphia schools will dismiss students at 1 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday due to excessive heat. RELATED:...
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Superintendent Dr. William Hite speaks during opening ceremonies marking the start of classes in the Philadelphia School District outside the Luis Munoz Marin Elementary School in North Philadelphia on Monday.
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Mark Abrams
August 27, 2018 - 12:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Students in the Philadelphia School District are back in class. This is the first time the academic year is starting before Labor Day. And students are making a lot of noise about the change. Students, teachers and staff here at the Luis Muñoz-Marín Elementary School...
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Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
August 27, 2018 - 12:23 am
PHIALDELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- After springtime headlines about unhealthy conditions inside Philadelphia schools, the district says its buildings are safe for Monday’s start of classes. Superintendent William Hite says crews worked throughout the summer to resolve hazardous conditions in the city'...
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Superintendent William Hite
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Mike DeNardo
August 25, 2018 - 11:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new Philadelphia school year begins Monday, under a new local school board. It's a bit early to get a read on how the fledgling local board will act, but Superintendent William Hite sees something that will set the nine-member panel apart from the state-run School...
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