William Hite

School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
March 27, 2020 - 4:00 am
The School District of Philadelphia is moving ahead with plans to buy thousands of laptops for students, so that they can be taught online during the coronavirus closure. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia Headquarters.
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Justin Udo
March 25, 2020 - 4:20 pm
The School District of Philadelphia is expanding its free lunch program to better make sure all the city's children are able to eat while school doors are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Read more here.
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Online school instruction
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KYW Staff
March 18, 2020 - 3:43 pm
Philadelphia teachers have been told to stop online classes while schools are closed during the coronavirus crisis. Read more here.
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Grab-and-go meals
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KYW Staff
March 16, 2020 - 4:56 pm
Philadelphia-area churches and community groups are hoping to ease the burden on families who are hunkered down because of the coronavirus outbreak by providing access to free meals. Read more here.
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Philly public schools will close for two weeks due to a staff shortage as a result of coronavirus closures.
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KYW Staff
March 13, 2020 - 2:08 pm
Superintendent William Hite said all schools within the School District of Philadelphia will be closed for two weeks amid ongoing concerns over coronavirus. Read the latest here.
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The School District of Philadelphia Headquarters.
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KYW Staff
March 12, 2020 - 10:06 pm
The School District of Philadelphia announced that 63 schools will be closed Friday, March 13. Read more here.
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achers at McClure Elementary School stand as the school board considers having them make up asbestos days over spring break.
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Mike DeNardo
February 28, 2020 - 1:33 pm
It looks like teachers at a Philadelphia school that was closed for asbestos clean-up will be keeping their spring break. The district wanted to make up lost instructional days over spring break, but the school board Thursday night rejected that plan. Read more here.
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School District of Philadelphia
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Pat Loeb
February 17, 2020 - 5:42 pm
A pregnant mother was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on Feb. 11, as she dropped her child off at a South Philadelphia Head Start program. An ICE spokesman said she was later released for humanitarian reasons, but School District of Philadelphia officials are...
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The refurbished Ben Franklin cafeteria, nicknamed "Ben's Den."
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Mike DeNardo
February 17, 2020 - 2:20 pm
After being displaced for five months of asbestos clean-up and construction work, students at two Philadelphia high schools will return to the building they'll both call home on Tuesday. Read more here.
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School district Superintendent William Hite.
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Mike DeNardo
February 16, 2020 - 4:00 am
The asbestos issue has been bringing a lot of heat to Philadelphia's schools' chief. But the mayor is standing behind him. Read more here.
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