Mike DeNardo

(The home where Scotty McMillan was allegedly beaten to death.  File photo by Syma Chowdhry)

Coatesville School Officials In The Dark About Abuse To Brothers

The Coatesville Area School District says school personnel were unaware that the older brother of a three-year-old boy who was tortured and beaten to death was also being abused.

11/11/2014

Waterless Works founder Chris Caporale (credit: Mike DeNardo)

New Local Startup Washes Cars Without Using Water

Waterless Works provides water-free car washes on location. It’s the brainchild of 21-year-old St. Joseph’s University junior Chris Caporale.

11/11/2014

(The Capitol Building in Harrisburg.   Credit: Mladen Antonov/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Lawsuit Filed Against Commonwealth of Pa. Over School Funding

A group of school districts, parents, and the NAACP are suing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, claiming the state’s level of school funding is unconstitutional.

11/10/2014

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Pennsylvania Releases Its Report Card On Schools

Pennsylvania’s School Performance Profiles give schools 1-to-100 ratings, based largely on standardized tests but also including attendance and graduation rates. Statewide, results were flat.

11/06/2014

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite uses his cell phone to snap photos of kindergartners using iPads to study reading and phonics.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Some Philadelphia Kindergartners Learning Reading via New iPads

It’s a four-year pilot at the Jackson and Ziegler schools, using software designed by AIM Academy, of Conshohocken.

11/06/2014

(A polling place in Cherry Hill, NJ.  File photo.  Credit: CBS3)

School Security Concerns Force Relocation of Some Area Polling Places

After the school shooting two years ago in Newtown, Conn., some local school officials expressed a desire to move polling places out of their buildings, for security reasons.

11/03/2014

(Motorcycles are lined up along Columbus Boulevard, near the "Toys For Tots" press briefing. Photo by Mike DeNardo)

A Shorter Route This Year For Philadelphia Bikers on ‘Toys For Tots’ Run

“We went to Children’s Hospital for 30 years… We got so large that the hospital couldn’t handle us anymore,” says a spokesman for the bikers’ group that helps deliver the toys.

10/30/2014

(Mayor Nutter, in his City Hall reception room, joins a group watching a Dick Allen highlight reel.  Photo by KYW's Mike Dunn)

Nutter Joins Campaign To Get Phillies’ Dick Allen Into Baseball Hall of Fame

The mayor says Allen was an idol to kids growing up in West Philly.

10/29/2014

(Artist's rendering of the townhouses planned for the redevelopment site.  Image provided)

30 Acres Along White Horse Pike Getting Townhomes, Shopping

Developer Michael Fink says the townhouses will start at $170,000.

10/29/2014

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. School District Takes Dispute Over Teacher Health Premiums to a Higher Court

The district is appealing to Commonwealth Court, where it seeks a judgment on whether the School Reform Commission has the authority to cancel the PFT contract.

10/28/2014

(Palmer Charter High School, in the former St. Bartholomew School.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Palmer Charter High School Shuts Down Suddenly, Leaving Students Hamstrung

Students arriving at a troubled Philadelphia charter high school Monday morning were told to go home, and informed that the school will be closing for good.

10/27/2014

(Members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and their supports demonstrate on October 16, 2014, in front of school district headquarters on North Broad Street.  Photo by KYW's Justin Udo)

Philadelphia Teachers’ Union Files Court Motions Over Contract Cancellation

Union president Jerry Jordan, in a statement, said the cancellation lacked legal merit and he called the act “cowardly and disrespectful.”

10/17/2014

Ben Franklin Bridge construction has inconvenienced commuters for months. (File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Ben Franklin Bridge Traffic Construction On Track To End Soon

Ben Franklin Bridge commuters should be able to breathe a sigh of relief next week.

10/17/2014

(VP Biden gets a tour from dredging project manager Brian Puckett.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

VP Biden Visits Philadelphia To Check Progress of Delaware River Dredging Project

“It cuts us out of a whole lot of commerce — cuts us out of a whole lot of good jobs if they cannot come up the Delaware River,” Biden said of the shipping channel’s current depth.

10/16/2014

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Philadelphia Charter School To Cut Enrollment

The overenrolled Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School is holding a Thursday evening lottery to decide which students will stay and which will have to go.

10/15/2014

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