Education

Kobe Bryant memorial at Lower Merion High School
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
January 27, 2020 - 5:06 pm
Former and current Lower Merion High School students honored their hometown hero, Kobe Bryant, who was killed in a tragic helicopter crash in Southern California along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others. Read more here.
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Students build a tower at the new STEAM Lab in North Philadelphia.
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
January 26, 2020 - 1:00 pm
It's not always easy making learning fun for students, but Philadelphia nonprofit Project HOME hopes to do just that through a new educational lab that opened in North Philadelphia on Wednesday. Read more here.
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Educators rallied on the steps of Philadelphia School District headquarters, calling on schools to restore librarians to schools.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
January 24, 2020 - 2:57 pm
Educators rallied on the steps of Philadelphia School District headquarters Friday, calling on schools to restore librarians to schools. Read more here.
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Wayne Walker
School Board of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo
January 24, 2020 - 1:02 pm
As applications to the School Board of Philadelphia come in, vice president Wayne Walker has told Mayor Jim Kenney he does not want to be reappointed. Read more here.
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Jonathan Holloway
Northwestern University via Rutgers University
AP News
January 21, 2020 - 11:39 am
Rutgers University has named a high-ranking Northwestern University official as its new leader on Tuesday, making him the school's first black president. Read more here.
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PFT lawsuit
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
January 20, 2020 - 11:59 am
The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers is suing the School District of Philadelphia for the way, the union says, it has been handling asbestos problems at several schools. Read more here.
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Movie screening.
SerhiiBobyk/Getty Images
Jim Melwert
January 18, 2020 - 4:00 am
Bucks County is marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a special screening Sunday of a film that looks at police-community relations. Read more here.
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Parents and teachers demand the asbestos be fully removed from Alexander McClure Elementary School before students return to class.
Mike Dougherty/KYW Newsradio
KYW Staff
January 17, 2020 - 8:25 am
Alexander McClure Elementary School in the city's Hunting Park neighborhood is closed again Friday because new tests showed elevated levels of airborne asbestos. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
January 16, 2020 - 10:37 pm
The Philadelphia teachers union says "alarming" levels of airborne asbestos were detected at McClure Elementary School on Tuesday, a day before it reopened for students. Read more here.
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Chikaodinaka Nwankpa
Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office
Justin Udo
January 15, 2020 - 1:56 pm
A former Drexel professor has been charged for allegedly stealing more than $185,000 from the university and spending the majority of it at strip clubs. Read more here.
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