Education

Swarthmore College students
AP Photo
April 30, 2019 - 12:09 pm
(Associated Press/KYW Newsradio ) — Student protesters at Swarthmore College occupied an on-campus fraternity house Monday following the leak of documents purportedly describing some members' derogatory comments and sexual assault jokes. The demonstration is aimed at shutting down the Phi Psi...
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High school graduate
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April 30, 2019 - 11:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — U.S. News and World Report is out with its annual ranking of the country's best public high schools . Two of the top 30 are from the Philadelphia area. Masterman High School on Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia is No. 22 in the country, and Downingtown STEM Academy...
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Cyneil Hinton
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Pat Loeb
April 30, 2019 - 9:42 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Summer jobs will start two weeks early for 2,000 of the young Philadelphians in the city's youth employment programs. Graduation may start as early as May 31, this year, but the summer jobs program normally doesn't start until July. That leaves a full month of idle...
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Philadelphia Science Festival
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John McDevitt
April 26, 2019 - 4:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Franklin Institute has kicked off its ninth annual Philadelphia Science Festival with a big blast. . @TheFranklin kicks off 9 day science festival with a big blast! There will be more than 60 events throughout the region. @KYWNewsradio pic.twitter.com/67aFZZCOsh...
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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.
Damian Dovarganes/AP Photo, file
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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alarm clock
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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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