Mike DeNardo

School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Group Plans To Sue The State To Address Problems In Phila. Schools

A group is preparing legal action, to try to force the state to address shortcomings at Philadelphia public schools.

08/24/2014

The former William Penn High School, on North Broad Street at Master.  (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

School District Moving Forward With Sale Of William Penn H.S. Building To Temple University

The sale was blocked while a community group challenged it in court. But the Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week – without comment – denied the William Penn Development Corporation’s request for an injunction to stop the sale on grounds the district improperly sped-up the process.

08/23/2014

(Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan, in white shirt, listens to concerns of a union member at a table he set up outside school district headquarters.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Teachers’ Union Boss Hits Sidewalk Outside Phila. School HQ To Hear Teacher Issues

With the governor and the School Reform Commission calling on teachers to make concessions, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers’ president Jerry Jordan was hearing directly from members about their working conditions.

08/21/2014

(Photo by John McDevitt)

LLWS Ride Continues For Taney Dragons As Support Grows

The Taney Dragons’ Little League World Series run is bringing attention and support for the entire program.

08/21/2014

(Workers set up a tent for a Little League World Series game watch party on the grounds of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

A Philadelphia School Cheers — and Shelters — Its Little League Stars

“We can’t help but feel a certain pride and ownership in this team,” says Springside Chestnut Hill Academy principal Dr. Priscilla Sands.

08/20/2014

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Taney Dragons Take On Las Vegas In LLWS Semifinals

At Triple Play Sports at 9th and Christian, they’ve already sold 1000 Taney T-shirts with all proceeds going to the team. “Monty G” bought a 3x. He’s a fan of pitcher Mo’ne Davis.

08/20/2014

(credit: Jan Carabeo/CBS 3)

Taney Dragons Score Big In Ratings Game

If you were watching TV in Philadelphia Sunday night, there’s a decent chance you were watching the Taney Dragons’ walkoff win over Texas in the Little League World Series.

08/18/2014

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

In Announcing Classes Would Begin On Time, Phila. School Officials Repeat Their Call For Concessions From Teachers Union

Cigarette tax money, if it comes, would fill about half of the budget hole. The district is still pushing its teachers union for concessions. Superintendent William Hite says the district is no longer seeking across the board wage cuts.

08/16/2014

School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Philly Schools To Open On Time, But With Service Reductions

The School District of Philadelphia will open as planned on September 8th, but with temporary “service reductions.”

08/15/2014

(The site in which the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno stood sits empty after it was removed by workers outside Beaver Stadium on July 22, 2012.  Penn State's president Rodney Erickson made the decision to remove the statue in the wake of the child sex scandal of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. It's believed that Paterno had detailed knowledge of Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing children before and after Sandusky retired from coaching at Penn State.  File photo by Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

Penn State Trustees Vote To Keep Abiding By NCAA Punishments

A split Penn State Board of Trustees voted 19-8 to continue to comply with the NCAA sanctions, which include a $60-million fine and a ban on postseason play.

08/13/2014

Superintendent Dr. William Hite says a cash advance from the state doesn't solve the district's $81 million deficit. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Phila. School District Superintendent Says Without New Money, Layoffs Could Happen This Week

State house majority leader Mike Turzai met with Superintendent Willliam Hite for about an hour at school headquarters. Turzai pledged he’d work to pass the cigarette tax.

08/12/2014

A fan buys a raffle ticket at Monday's Phillies game. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Phillies Hold A Raffle To Support The Taney Dragons

Each home game the Phillies hold a 50/50 raffle with the proceeds going to a worthy cause. For Monday’s game the beneficiary was Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons, the team headed to the Little League World Series.

08/12/2014

File Photo of the Taney Dragons from earlier in the season. (Credit: Pat Ciarrocchi/CBS3)

All Eyes On State Champ Taney Dragons As Quest For LLWS Continues

Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons put their Little League World Series hopes on the line this morning in Bristol, Connecticut.

08/08/2014

(An artist's rendering of the Gloucester Premium Outlets.  Image provided by Simon Property Group)

Groundbreaking Held For New Outlet Mall in Blackwood, NJ

Shopping alert! Construction is officially underway on a new outlet center in South Jersey.

08/07/2014

(Students demonstrate their "Gotcha" app at Temple University.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Area High Schoolers Create Web App To Address Low-Level Crime

It was created by eleven students in Temple University’s “Urban Apps and Maps” program.

08/05/2014

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