Right Books Campaign reaches its goal a year early

Brian and Aileen Roberts' gift to the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia’s Right Books Campaign will help pay for leveled libraries in every K-3 classroom in the District.

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Comcast’s Brian and Aileen Roberts give $450,000 for Philly school books

If you don’t know Brian Roberts, you probably know his company. The Comcast Corp. CEO and his wife, Aileen, have given to various educational causes in the past — including charter schools, universities, and Project HOME.

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$450K from Comcast CEO helps Philly schools hit library campaign mark

Eileen Gosser loves to surround her third graders with books, but it hasn’t always been easy.

For years, the veteran teacher at Hackett Elementary in Kensington brought in her own children’s old books or asked friends and neighbors for their discards. She’d dip into her pocket to buy some, too, but mostly her students had volumes that were outdated and not in top shape.

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Whole Foods Donating Portion Of Sales To Fund School District Of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If you buy groceries at Philadelphia’s Whole Foods stores on Wednesday, you won’t just be feeding yourself.

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Wall Street boosts Philly school credit rating, praises Hite and financials

Citing “considerable improvement in the district’s still-strained financial position,” Moody’s Investors Service on Friday upgraded the rating on $3 billion in Philadelphia School District bonds to Ba2, up a notch from Ba3.

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Schools chief says district ready for 200,000 students return to class

Students in the School District of Philadelphia officially start school Tuesday. The district expects about 135,000 students in public schools, 70,000 in charter schools and another 6,000 in alternative schools. 

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As school begins anew, NewsWorks talks with Philly superintendent William Hite

Superintendent William Hite made a joke.

When I sat down with Hite last week for an interview and asked him to state his name and title —standard practice for radio reporters — he responded with my name and title.

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Philadelphia Superintendent Discusses Goals For The Academic Year

PHStudents at Philadelphia public schools return to class Tuesday. Superintendent of schools Dr. William Hite recently sat down with Eyewitness News Anchor Rahel Solomon to discuss some of the goals for the academic year.

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School bells ring for 130k Philly kids

The mayor and the superintendent and a lot of important people in fancy clothes were on hand at Pennell Elementary School on Tuesday to officially mark the start of the 2017-18 school year in the Philadelphia School District.

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Project 76 Visits John F. Hartranft School

Over 125 Philadelphia 76ers staff members arrived at John F. Hartranft School in North Philadelphia on Friday morning eager to volunteer and begin the Sixers support of the Hartranft neighborhood.

Volunteers beautified the school’s walls with fresh paint and assembled classroom kits among other activities that helped prepare the school for the upcoming year.

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