Regional Affairs Council — Oct. 2012

Class Action: Making Schools Safe(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

.Are Delaware Valley schools safe enough?  What’s being done to make them safer?

KYW’s Mike DeNardo presents this four-part KYW Regional Affairs Council special report…

(Students and their belongings are screened at the entrance to Samuel Fels High School, in Northeast Philadelphia.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 1: Back From The Brink

Until this year, the Samuel Fels High School in Northeast Philadelphia was listed as a “persistently dangerous” school, as defined by the state. But the climate is changing there.

10/04/2012

(Kelley Hodge is the School District of Philadelphia's safety watchdog.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 2: Voice For The Victims

If kids don’t feel safe, they’re not going to learn. But now the victims of assaults in Philadelphia schools have someone going to bat for them.

10/04/2012

(A Philadelphia Police cruiser sits outside Gratz High School on September 20th following a shooting in the Broad Street subway that was initially believed to involve Gratz students.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 3: Getting Tough on Violence

There is a new atmosphere at one Philadelphia high school where, students say, violence used to be commonplace.

10/04/2012

(Philadelphia schools superintendent Dr. William Hite.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 4: More Than Toughness

In this report, KYW’s Mike DeNardo looks at how Philadelphia’s new schools superintendent plans to tackle school violence.

10/04/2012

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