Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is developing a plan to help deal with aging school buildings plagued by environmental problems, including lead paint and asbestos insulation, his office said.
Classes are being pushed back once again at McClure Elementary School in Hunting Park due to asbestos.
Officials say asbestos was discovered in the cafeteria at Hopkinson Elementary School.
Parents are concerned and fed up after McClure Elementary School was closed twice over asbestos.
The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers announced legal action against the School District of Philadelphia Monday amid ongoing asbestos issues.
School officials announced Friday that Alexander McClure Elementary School in Hunting Park will be closed after two air tests showed "slightly elevated" levels of asbestos.
Officials say asbestos was discovered in an unoccupied room at Hopkinson Elementary School.
A day after Alexander McClure Elementary School in Hunting Park reopened to students, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) and the Philadelphia School District sparred over the results of recent air quality tests.
Alexander McClure Elementary School will reopen Wednesday after it was closed due to asbestos.
Two North Philadelphia schools were placed on lockdown Monday after a bullet and live rounds were found inside their buildings.
Parents and teachers turned out for a rally Wednesday voicing their frustrations over asbestos in Philadelphia schools.
Parents and teachers are frustrated over school closures due to asbestos.
Laura H. Carnell Elementary School will remain closed until Jan. 13 due to asbestos.
Carnell Elementary will remain closed due to asbestos.
Parents are frustrated over the discovery of asbestos in Philadelphia schools.
Alexander McClure and Laura H. Carnell Elementary Schools will remain closed Thursday, Jan. 2, and Friday, Jan. 3. due to asbestos.
Two days after Franklin Learning Center became the fifth Philadelphia school to close this year due to asbestos, the Philadelphia School District now says that the same hazardous material was discovered inside two more schools.
Franklin Learning Center announced Tuesday that it will be closed until January after asbestos was discovered in the school's ventilation system.
Pennsylvania will require public schools to allow students to apply personal finance class credits toward high school graduation requirements.
The new school year in Philadelphia has seemingly been overwhelmed by the discovery of asbestos, a substance linked with cancer, in several of its many aging structures.