Education

A quarantine order was issued Thursday, April 25, 2019, for hundreds of students and staff at two Los Angeles universities who may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or can't verify that they have immunity.
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April 25, 2019 - 8:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of students and staff at two Los Angeles universities have been placed under quarantine because they may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or cannot verify that they are immune, officials said Thursday. The order issued late Wednesday in...
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 Gov. Phil Murphy
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Mark Abrams
April 25, 2019 - 3:52 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation in Trenton Thursday giving borrowers a break on repaying state-backed college student loans if they run into financial hardships. Murphy said the measures, which are restructuring the student loan programs through the New Jersey...
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Lego's Braille Bricks
Lego
April 25, 2019 - 1:13 pm
By Emily Dixon (CNN) -- Lego has unveiled a new project aimed at helping blind and visually impaired children learn Braille in a "playful and engaging way." Lego Braille Bricks, a concept originally proposed to the toy company by two charities, will allow children to learn the touch writing system...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
April 24, 2019 - 5:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials have stopped sending children to two residential facilities in the wake of a state investigation. Department of Human Services spokesperson Heather Keafer says the city "closed intake" to a site in western Pennsylvania and one in northeastern...
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Tim Jimenez
April 24, 2019 - 8:41 am
RADNOR TWP., Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Radnor Township School Board just approved a plan to push back the start time at Radnor High School. The changes will go into effect in the 2019-2020 school year, when the day will start at 8:30 a.m. This new start time is 55 minutes later than the current...
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Temple University campus.
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Ian Bush
April 22, 2019 - 4:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Temple University used Earth Day to unveil its 30-year plan to combat climate change as the school aims to be carbon-neutral by 2050. "We're trying to create a healthy community for future generations," said Temple sustainability director Kathleen Grady. With self-...
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Students.
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Suzanne Monaghan
April 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A college counselor talks about what students should consider if they're struggling to make a final decision as National College Decision Day is approaching. The day, which falls on May 1, is often the deadline for students to make a deposit to attend the college of...
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Katrina McCombs
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David Madden
April 17, 2019 - 12:10 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The acting head of the Camden School District now has the job outright. The New Jersey State Board of Education has voted to promote Katrina McCombs to superintendent, nine months after she accepted the position on an interim basis upon the departure of Paymon...
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Gov. Phil Murphy
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Ian Bush
April 15, 2019 - 4:33 pm
WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Sharing is a fundamental standard in early education classrooms, and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and state Senate President Steve Sweeney quickly caught on to the rule. Perched on seats designed for apolitical 4 year olds, the grown Democratic men created bird...
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Kids Castle daycare and school
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Mike Dougherty
April 12, 2019 - 12:38 pm
BLACKWOOD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Employees at a now-closed school and daycare center in South Jersey have hired an attorney to get back pay from the owner, who has filed for bankruptcy. There's a "For Sale" sign up at Kids Castle in Barrington, which closed abruptly last month. Alex Colella worked...
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