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Missed connection: Kenney’s website falters in schools

Photo: Emma Lee | WHYY

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

Philadelphia teachers may have already cast their lot with Jim Kenney in this year’s mayoral race, but they are having serious issues connecting with the candidate.

Not Jim Kenney, the man, actually, but his website.

Kenney’s campaign website cannot be accessed by teachers, students, and employees using the Philadelphia School District’s servers.

The websites for each of the other candidates in the race can be easily browsed, but the District’s servers block users from Kenney’s.

The Philadelphia School District says the blockage is not intentional.

District spokesman Fernando Gallard said the District’s information technology team could not yet pinpoint the cause of the malfunction. He says the District will attempt to fix the issue, but said it may need to be resolved on Team Kenney’s end.

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