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School Safety Tips For Younger Kids

School is back in session, so take some time to go over these important safety tips with your children. This is just the beginning of the conversation, but it’s a great place to get started.

07/21/2014

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Survey Reveals Food Waste, Safety Concerns Inside Philadelphia School Lunchrooms

A new report is shedding light on the state of lunchrooms inside Philadelphia’s public schools.

06/05/2013

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Surprise Security Inspections To Begin At New Jersey Schools

Education and law enforcement officials in New Jersey plan to start conducting surprise security inspections at schools across the state.

01/18/2013

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Gov. Christie Says Armed Guards Won’t Make Schools Safer

Gov. Chris Christie said Friday that posting armed guards outside schools won’t make classrooms safer or encourage learning; warning against turning schools into armed camps.

12/21/2012

(Students and their belongings are screened at the entrance to Samuel Fels High School, in Northeast Philadelphia.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 1: Back From The Brink

Until this year, the Samuel Fels High School in Northeast Philadelphia was listed as a “persistently dangerous” school, as defined by the state. But the climate is changing there.

10/04/2012

(Kelley Hodge is the School District of Philadelphia's safety watchdog.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 2: Voice For The Victims

If kids don’t feel safe, they’re not going to learn. But now the victims of assaults in Philadelphia schools have someone going to bat for them.

10/04/2012

(A Philadelphia Police cruiser sits outside Gratz High School on September 20th following a shooting in the Broad Street subway that was initially believed to involve Gratz students.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 3: Getting Tough on Violence

There is a new atmosphere at one Philadelphia high school where, students say, violence used to be commonplace.

10/04/2012

(Philadelphia schools superintendent Dr. William Hite.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 4: More Than Toughness

In this report, KYW’s Mike DeNardo looks at how Philadelphia’s new schools superintendent plans to tackle school violence.

10/04/2012

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South Jersey Prosecutors Host School Safety Conference

Over the last six years, topics that have taken center stage have changed.

08/15/2012

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite chats with a principal at Lincoln Financial Field.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Public School Principals Get Cram Session on School Safety

In a district where budget cuts have meant fewer school police officers, it’s even more important for principals to foster an atmosphere of caring and respect, says incoming Philadelphia schools superintendent Dr. William Hite.

08/13/2012

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2 Local School Districts Get $$$ For Walk-To-School Safety Programs

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has just released thousands of federal dollars to help make it easier for children to walk or bike to school.

02/09/2012

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