Education

Dreamstime
Suzanne Monaghan
February 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's the time of year when high school seniors wait to hear if they've been accepted to their choice colleges. However, what should be an exciting experience is overwhelmed by angst for many. The pressure to get accepted into a top college is causing mental health...
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PAL Day participants take the oath of office
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Pat Loeb
February 13, 2019 - 3:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia has a new mayor — just for the day. City Hall was taken over by teenagers participating in the Police Athletic League , or PAL, in which public officials mentor about 40 high school students. PAL students were "adopted" by an assigned senior-level...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
February 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Despite challenges including declining enrollment, the new chancellor of Pennsylvania’s state-owned university system is throwing cold water on the idea of closing one of the system’s 14 schools. Appearing at state House Appropriations Committee budget hearings,...
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The School District of Philadelphia Headquarters.
KYW Newsradio, file
Mike DeNardo
February 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The nonprofit that raises money for the Philadelphia school district will soon be asking restaurant patrons to chip in for schools. Tip your server, and while you're at it, would you like to leave a little for the School District? Starting next weekend, diners at some...
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The "Do the Write Thing Challenge" is a curriculum being implemented in 20 schools where students and teachers will discuss and write about violence in their lives, homes, and communities.
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Justin Udo
February 07, 2019 - 5:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A course on combating violence gets its own spot in several Philadelphia schools, and it's being championed by people with personal ties to the issue. When she was 16-years-old, Tiphanie White was shot in the back. "And it's still a traumatic experience for me. Even...
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The School District of Philadelphia Headquarters.
KYW Newsradio, file
Mike DeNardo
February 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia school district Thursday highlights a nutrition program that has moved its focus beyond the classroom. A 2017 district survey showed 26 percent of students said they hadn't eaten any fruits and 28 percent had no vegetables the previous day. The...
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pediatrician
Dreamstime
Dan Wing
February 06, 2019 - 10:16 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — St. Thomas the Apostle School in Glenn Mills will be closed Friday so officials can clean and disinfect the building after several dozen students and staff members had to stay home sick. The decision comes after 70 students were out sick Tuesday, and almost 60 were...
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Mastery East Camden Charter School Principal Meaghann Lawson engages with students during a presentation on engineering as a career path.
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David Madden
February 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A charter school in Camden is teaming up with the Delaware River Port Authority to get students excited about engineering and transportation as a career path. Some 60 eighth-graders at Mastery East Camden Charter School will take part in a program dubbed "Bridges to...
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A mobile OWLcard allows students to use their food to buy meals, get into their dorms, access campus buildings, and more.
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Ian Bush
February 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Temple University has become one of the first schools to test tech from Apple that aims to make the plastic campus access card a thing of the past. During the lunch rush at the Howard Gittis Student Center, buying a burger or scoring a salad used to require a swipe of...
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Alexandra Reiner
Burlington County Prosecutor's Office
David Madden
January 30, 2019 - 2:07 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Criminal charges have been filed against a 30-year-old Burlington County woman, accused of having sex with a student at the high school where she is a special education teacher. Alexandra Reiner of Eastampton is charged with sexual assault and child endangerment...
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