Education

The School District of Philadelphia dismissed students early due to excessive heat.
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
December 14, 2018 - 12:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia school students will go back to starting school after Labor Day in 2019. As expected, the school board approved a proposal to start the 2019-20 school year on Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day. This year for the first time, the School District of...
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Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
December 14, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A divided Philadelphia school board has voted to allow a troubled charter school to remain open. By a 5-3 vote, the board approved an agreement allowing the Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School to stay open, with conditions. The School Reform Commission, a year...
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Superintendent William Hite
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Mike DeNardo
December 13, 2018 - 12:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sixty low-performing Philadelphia schools stand to receive extra help under new designations released Thursday by the state. Forty-three Philly schools in the bottom 5 percent of Pennsylvania's indicators are designated for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI...
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Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
December 13, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The school district is planning to build a new school in Mayfair. The Board of Education formally gets the ball rolling Thursday night. The board will vote on a $4 million pre-design contract for a new K-8 building at Ryan and Rowland, on the Lincoln High School...
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Parents line up with their toddlers at the Early Childhood Development Center in Camden for free flu shots.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
December 12, 2018 - 2:46 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Preschoolers in Camden were feeling the pinch Wednesday morning, as the city administered free flu shots to help the 3- and 4-year-olds meet a January deadline. Some of the toddlers didn't take too well to a needle in their arms, but the pain had a purpose. New Jersey...
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For the first time, a resident of "Sesame Street" is experiencing homelessness.
Richard Termine/Sesame Workshop
December 12, 2018 - 8:41 am
By Jacqueline Howard (CNN) — For the first time, a resident of "Sesame Street" is experiencing homelessness — and the hope is that her story can help sweep the clouds away for the growing number of young children in the United States without homes to call their own. Lily, a 7-year-old bright pink...
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Dreamstime
Antionette Lee
December 10, 2018 - 12:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More than 44 million Americans are facing the burden of a combined $1.5 trillion in outstanding student loan debt. A recent Apartment List study also found that nine out of 10 millennial renters want to purchase a home, but it's not in the near future for them because...
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Benjamin Franklin High School
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
December 08, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Work is on track to put two very different Philadelphia schools into the same building next fall. The district is moving Science Leadership Academy — one of its most successful magnets — from 22nd and Arch streets to Benjamin Franklin High School, one of its lowest-...
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Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
December 05, 2018 - 12:52 pm
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Members of the Upper Darby Education Association made their feelings known to the school board Tuesday night, one day after the union overwhelmingly rejected a tentative contract agreement. Salaries are at issue, and union leaders say too many Upper Darby teachers...
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Students sampled meatless chicken nuggets, vegan burgers, dark chocolate and sea salt bars, vegan meatballs, turkey chili, organic cereal bars, and other offerings from two dozen vendors before rating them.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
December 05, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The students were the ones dishing out grades Tuesday at the School District of Philadelphia headquarters, where kids taste-tested a smorgasbord of potential lunch fare. Students sampled meatless chicken nuggets, vegan burgers, dark chocolate and sea salt bars, vegan...
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