Mike DeNardo

In file photo: SRC Chariman Bill Green (credit: CBS3)

SRC Stunner: Gov. Wolf Replaces Bill Green As Chairman

In a shocking move, Governor Wolf has replaced Bill Green as chair of the School Reform Commission.

03/01/2015

(Photo provided by Tower Systems, Ltd. in 2013.)

Tall Delays For Observation Tower Planned For Camden Waterfront

Groundbreaking on the 300-foot observation tower slated to open this spring has yet to happen.

02/27/2015

Camden officer Virginia Matias (to Vice President Biden's right) was one of five officers that got to meet with President Barack Obama  and Biden this week. (Credit: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Camden Officer Gets Rare Chance To Talk Policing With President Obama

A Camden police officer is back from the Oval Office, where she got to talk about policing with the President of the United States.

02/26/2015

Fairness Center general counsel David Osborne at a Center City news conference announcing lawsuit against the Philadelphia School District at its teachers union (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Group Sues Philadelphia School District, Union Over “Ghost Teachers”

The Fairness Center is suing the Philadelphia School District and its teachers union over the longstanding practice of teachers doing union work to remain on the district’s books.

02/25/2015

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Detours Continue Around Scene Of Fiery Tanker Crash In Pennsauken

The ramp at the scene of Monday’s fiery tanker crash in Pennsauken isn’t expected to reopen for a few more days.

02/24/2015

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Chosen Few Emerge From Philadelphia High-Tech Charter School Lottery

Thousands of parents learned Tuesday whether their child was awarded a spot in the K-12 Math, Science & Technology charter in the far Northeast.

02/24/2015

The School Reform Commission granted conditional three-year charters to five schools, but denied 34 others. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Group Advocating For More Philly Charter Schools Responds To Decision To Approve 5 Of 39 New Charters

The Hoboken-based Choice Media, Inc. is returning to the Philadelphia television airwaves in the next week or so, depicting parents whose children were shut out of fully-enrolled charters.

02/21/2015

People out and about Friday were forced to deal with bitter cold temperatures.  (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Bone-Numbing Cold Could Take Toll On The Body

With wind chills in the minus-teens, anyone who is exposed to these frigid conditions risks developing frostbite or hypothermia.

02/20/2015

(The School Reform Commission, during a contentious meeting on February 19, 2015, when Bill Green was chair.  Schools superintendent William Hite is standing in background.  File photo by KYW's Mike DeNardo)

School Reform Commission Says Its Vote on Charter Applications Will Have Little Budget Impact

The district faces an $80-million deficit next year, but SRC chair Bill Green says adding five charters won’t break the budget because four of the schools would open in 2016.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

The School Reform Commission granted conditional three-year charters to five schools, but denied 34 others. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Philadelphia SRC Approves 5 New Charter Schools, 4 Arrested During Heated Meeting

The meeting was frequently disrupted by protesters as the School Reform Commission granted conditional charters to five schools.

02/18/2015

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

All Eyes On Phila. School District As Battle Over More Charter Schools Gets A Vote Tonight

The School Reform Commission tonight is deciding whether to approve any or all of the 39 applications for new charter schools in the city of Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

MAYBE IT WAS THE WEATHER.  Just a few hardy souls showed up for an ice skating session at Dilworth Park, adjacent to City Hall, hosted by the Philadelphia Flyers.  The thermometer read 10 degrees.  Photo by Mike DeNardo

For A Few, The Perfect Temperature For Ice Skating With Flyers Hockey Players

It was 10 degrees F. out, but members of the Flyers ice hockey team hosted a lunchtime skate outside City Hall.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

File Photo (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Demand Declining As Phils Single-Game Tickets Go On Sale This Week

The last-place Phillies drew 2.4 million fans last season — the lowest attendance in the eleven-year history of Citizens Bank Park.

02/16/2015

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

“Official” Label Removed From Chadds Ford Couple’s Papal Shirt Website

A suburban couple is raising money for charity by selling Pope Francis T-shirts in advance of his Philadelphia visit this fall. But they don’t exactly have the blessing of the Archdiocese.

02/12/2015

(The Taney Dragons pose with Phillies' team  executives at the Philadelphia Sports Writers Banquet, on January 16th.   Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Chicago Little League Team, the Taney Dragons’ Spoiler, Loses Its Championship Title

Chicago eliminated Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons from the tournament last summer, in Williamsport, Pa.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

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