Education

U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle
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Justin Udo
September 16, 2019 - 3:28 pm
U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle wants to expand the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program for religious clerics because many of them, he said, are already public servants who work with the poorest communities and people who need the most help. Read more here about student debt.
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Felicity Huffman
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AP News
September 13, 2019 - 3:44 pm
Actress Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for her role in the sweeping college admissions scandal. Read more here.
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Weavers Way Co-op
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Hadas Kuznits
September 13, 2019 - 5:00 am
Walter B. Saul High School is quite literally planting a foundation for its students. Kids receive a unique urban education at the agricultural school in upper Roxborough — 130 acres tucked away behind Henry Avenue on a little-known farm. Listen to the full podcast on agricultural education here.
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School board meeting
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Mike DeNardo
September 12, 2019 - 3:28 pm
After a Philly teacher was diagnosed with mesothelioma — a form of cancer linked to asbestos exposure — Philadelphia school board members are now taking a closer look inside district schools. Some parents argue asbestos reports from the district are not easy to find or break down. Read more here.
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School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
September 11, 2019 - 7:01 pm
A Philadelphia teacher has been diagnosed with a lung cancer linked to asbestos exposure. The teachers union says this highlights an urgent need for money to address environmental problems in the city's aging school buildings.
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Colleges grads are sworn in to their roles with College Possible.
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Mike Dougherty
September 11, 2019 - 5:40 pm
With 100 hours of training in the books, 22 recent college grads are now ready to pay it forward and help the next generation of students navigate the sometimes difficult admissions process.
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Tuna salad sandwich
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Justin Udo
September 11, 2019 - 9:46 am
The Cherry Hill school district is working on changing a controversial lunch policy, following backlash from the community. It was the district's policy to serve tuna sandwich meals to students with outstanding lunch bills. However, that policy of not giving those kids foods like pizza, burgers, or...
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Ransomware
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KYW Staff
September 10, 2019 - 3:07 pm
The Souderton Area School District in Montgomery County was targeted in a cyberattack over Labor Day weekend, and officials say they are still experiencing disruptions. Read more here.
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Painting.
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Justin Udo
September 09, 2019 - 5:15 pm
New Jersey's Arts Ed Now program has helped the state become the first in the country to make sure all its students have access to art education.
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Dress Down Day shirts on sale to help raise money for the Philly school district.
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Cherri Gregg
September 09, 2019 - 3:05 pm
The Fund for School District of Philadelphia held a rally at LOVE Park ahead of its second annual Dress Down Day in an effort to raise money for Philly's public schools.
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