Education

Julia Frank and Alfredo Pratico
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
June 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been a real-world education for the two student members on the Philadelphia school board. As they complete their year of service, they're making some suggestions for the future. In addition to their schoolwork, Julia Frank and Alfredo Pratico have spent the last...
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School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
June 28, 2019 - 11:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The board of the School District of Philadelphia has voted to give Drexel University $7 million toward the construction of a new home for two Philly schools. Drexel approached the board two weeks ago, asking for a $7 million contribution to start construction on a...
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Dr. Christopher Spriggs
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Jim Melwert
June 26, 2019 - 3:13 pm
DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — It’s been about three months since the last student left the Glen Mills Schools campus, an institution that was once called “the Harvard of reform schools.” Not long after, it lost its state licenses. Now, new leadership is hoping to turn things around. Dr...
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The Upper Darby School District wants to build a new $65 million middle school, but that plan is getting pushback from district residents.
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Justin Udo
June 25, 2019 - 9:49 pm
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Upper Darby School District wants to build a new $65 million middle school, but that plan is getting pushback from district residents. There were just a few residents who came out to Tuesday's information meeting about the school, but they made sure their...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking during a forum on Friday, June 21, 2019, in Miami.
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June 24, 2019 - 12:43 pm
By Laurie Kellman and Elana Schor, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives rolled out legislation to cancel all student debt, going farther than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the two...
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Criminal Justice Center
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Kristen Johanson
June 18, 2019 - 3:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The now former principal of a Philadelphia elementary school has been arrested as a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run nearly two years ago. On Tuesday, he waived his preliminary hearing, and his trial will move onto a higher court. Jovan Weaver, 37, was arrested in early...
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Drexel University is planning to build a new home for two Philadelphia schools. But before it can start, the university is asking the school board for help.
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Mike DeNardo
June 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Drexel University is planning to build a new home for two Philadelphia schools. But before it can start, the university is asking the school board for help. Drexel president John Fry says the university has secured about $29 million toward the $39 million needed for a...
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The future is unclear for students at the Charter High School for Architecture and Design.
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Mike DeNardo
June 14, 2019 - 1:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia School Board Thursday said "no" to a charter operator seeking to merge its schools under a new state law. The board voted 9-0 to reject Freire Charter Schools' application to become a Multiple Charter School Organization. Freire operates two...
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The future is unclear for students at the Charter High School for Architecture and Design.
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Mike DeNardo
June 13, 2019 - 3:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The future is unclear for students at one Philadelphia charter school now that the School Board Thursday approved the school's offer to surrender its charter. Rather than endure a long and expensive hearing process after a non-renewal recommendation, the board of the...
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Camden City School District budget meeting
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David Madden
June 12, 2019 - 2:05 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Officials in the Camden City School District have approved a $365 million budget that reverses a decision to close an elementary school. But that reversal comes with a big condition: extra money from the state of New Jersey. Veterans Memorial Family School will now...
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