Mike DeNardo

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Commonwealth Court Nixes Lawsuit Over ‘Adequate’ Education in Pennsylvania

In dismissing the suit brought by six school districts, parents, and the NAACP, Commonwealth Court ruled that funding schools is an issue for the state legislature, not the courts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

(Richie Ashburn Jr., on the field at Citizens Bank Park.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

‘Home Runs For Heart’ Fundraiser Set For May 4-5 at Citizens Bank Park

Rich Ashburn Jr. says his dad would have been proud that part of his legacy is awareness of heart disease.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District Seeks Ideas For Reinventing Existing Schools, Creating New Ones

The school district is inviting educators and communities to submit ideas to turn around the academics at individual schools, or to create entirely new high schools.

04/21/2015

(US Sen. Bob Casey meets with reporters at The Veterans Group, a vets' service center in University City.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Sen. Bob Casey Urges Quick Completion of Philadelphia V.A. Reforms

Following a scathing inspector general’s report last week, the public pressure for reforms at the Philadelphia VA office continues.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

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Pope Francis May Add Stop In Cuba To Fall Trip That Includes Philadelphia

The Vatican says Pope Francis is thinking about adding Cuba to his itinerary during his September journey.

04/17/2015

(Police dispatcher Celestine Stanford with Capt. Jonathan Lane at Police HQ.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

‘Dispatcher of the Year’ Awards Conferred by Philadelphia Police and Fire Depts.

They’re the first voices you hear when you dial 911.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

(A page on the Phillies' web site promotes the Groupon ticket discounts.)

Amid Sales Slump, Phillies Turn to Groupon To Promote Cheap Game Tickets

It’s a far cry from the 257 consecutive sellouts the Phillies had between 2009 and 2012.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

(Mayor Nutter's chief education officer, Lori Shorr, listens as finance director Rob Dubow responds to a reporter's question about school funding.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Nutter Administration Dismisses School Funding Alternatives Being Floated

Rob Dubow, the mayor’s finance director, says raising property taxes by nine percent is the only way the city can raise the additional $103 million the school district needs next year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/14/2015

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Seven Philadelphia Public School Principals Garner Special Foundation Awards

Each Lindback award comes with a $20,000 stipend to be spent on the school.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/14/2015

(Alison McDowell, holding a sign encouraging parents to have their children not participate in PSSA testing.  File photo provided)

As Pa. School Assessment Tests Begin, ‘Opt Out’ is Some Parents’ Response

The tests are the primary way the state evaluates school performance. Some parents say it prevents teachers from doing their jobs effectively.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2015

(Tony Hanson checks messages from well-wishers on his last day on the job at KYW Newsradio.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Tony Hanson, Mainstay of KYW Newsradio, Caps Off Four-Decade Reporting Career

Our longtime colleague and friend Tony Hanson is retiring today, ending a storied, 37-year career at KYW Newsradio. Listen to our on-air tribute to this legendary reporter.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/10/2015

(Students at South Philadelphia High School pose with their new Kindle Fire tablets, donated by Emmanuel Bussie, second from left in back row.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Former ‘Occupy’ Member’s Newest Activism: Tablet Computers For Philly Schoolkids

Some students at a Philadelphia high school have new Kindle Fires, which came from an untraditional source.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

Bronze sections of the Joe Frazier statue waiting to be assembled. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Long-Awaited Joe Frazier Statue Taking Shape

The statue should be finished by the end of this month, but it’ll be a while before it’s seen in public.

04/09/2015

(Philadelphia's Democratic candidates for mayor, at a forum at the National Museum of American Jewish History on April 8th, 2015.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Lynne Abraham Blames On-Stage Collapse On Not Drinking Enough Water

“I’m drinking water today,” she said at a candidates’ forum in Old City, “something I almost never do.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(Fans camped out in line outside Citizens Bank Park, hoping for standing-room-only tickets on the Phillies' opening day of the 2015 season.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

New Season Begins For Phillies And Their Fans

It’s Opening Day for the Phillies 2015 season, and fans at Citizens Bank Park are ready for the renewal and tradition that a new season brings.

04/06/2015

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