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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

(A Patco train crosses the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.  File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Patco Doing More Single-Tracking Across Ben Franklin Bridge, Through March

More inconvenience is on tap for Patco riders, as a new phase of the high-speed line’s ongoing track rehabilitation project begins this Thursday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

Sayeh Hormozi, (right), director of the city's Graduation Coach Camapign. testifies at a City Council hearing Wednesday. 
(credit: Mike DeNardo)

4 Organizations That Help Philadelphians Get College Degrees Exploring Ways To Collaborate

Their missions have similarities, and distinct differences. Campus Philly, Graduate! Philadelphia, PhillyGoes2College and the Graduation Coach Campaign help students to get their college degrees.

02/07/2015

(Pedestrians deal with subfreezing cold at 15th and Market Streets, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphians Cope With The Cold As Best They Can

With temperatures in the teens and wind chills in the single digits, no one wanted to be outside for long Friday morning.

02/06/2015

School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Group Offering Up To $35 Million To Clear A Path For New Charter Schools In Philadelphia

An influential group is offering some big cash, to make it easier for the Philadelphia School District to approve applications for new charter schools.

02/04/2015

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Analyst: The Party At The Pump Is Over, Gas Prices Are On The Way Back Up

“The average price in Philadelphia today, $2.25 a gallon. That’s gone up 3 cents a gallon just in the last 24 hours,” says senior petroleum analyst Gregg Leskoski at gasbuddy.com.

02/04/2015

Alison McDowell speaks at Home and School Council meeting at Philadelphia School District Headquarters. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Group Of Philadelphia Parents Speaks Out Against Standardized Tests In School

A small but vocal group of Philadelphia parents is spreading the word about choosing not to have their children take standardized tests in school.

02/03/2015

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