Education

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Pat Loeb
April 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Alain Locke School fifth-grader Armani was excited last week to learn her after-school program would be getting some high profile visitors. Mayor Jim Kenney and schools Superintendent William Hite had chosen the West Philadelphia school for an announcement about...
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Glen Mills Schools
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Jim Melwert
April 05, 2019 - 1:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The last student at what’s been called "The Harvard of Refrom Schools" is leaving on Friday. Glen Mills Schools has begun laying off staff, and they’ve also filed an appeal of the order from the state that forced all children to be removed from the Delaware County...
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The Mastery Charter School community rallies outside of Philadelphia City Hall
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Hadas Kuznits
April 04, 2019 - 12:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Mastery Charter School community is challenging lawmakers to address issues of neighborhood safety and quality in education. At a rally they organized Thursday morning in front of City Hall, parent Markida Ross said the school safety issue most important to her is...
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Community College of Philadelphia
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Tim Jimenez
April 04, 2019 - 9:13 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A week after authorizing a strike, Community College of Philadelphia faculty and staff members reached a tentatitve agreement with the school Wednesday night. There won’t be any CCP teachers or staffers out of the classroom and on the picket line, and nursing student...
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Low levels of mercury emitting from rubber gym floors at several schools in Washington Township, Gloucester County prompted a special school board meeting to address safety concerns.
Mike Dougherty/KYW Newsradio
April 03, 2019 - 9:20 pm
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Low levels of mercury emitting from rubber gym floors at several schools in Washington Township, Gloucester County prompted a special school board meeting to address safety concerns. To be clear, the levels of mercury are well below levels considered...
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From left: Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin
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April 03, 2019 - 9:55 am
By Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are expected in court on Wednesday to face charges that they participated in a wide-ranging college admissions cheating scam. The actresses along with Loughlin's fashion designer husband Mossimo...
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Community College of Philadelphia
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Tim Jimenez
April 03, 2019 - 8:22 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 17-hour negotiation session between the Community College of Philadelphia and the teachers union ended without a deal overnight. Talks are set to pick up again Wednesday morning, and classes are still in session. Union official, college administrators and a mediator...
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Glen Mills Schools
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Dan Wing
April 03, 2019 - 8:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Glen Mills Schools in Delaware County announced Tuesday that they have begun laying off staff following last week's state-ordered removal of all students during an abuse investigation. Pink slips went to 80 workers, but the school says the emergency investigation...
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A basketball court. A special meeting of the Washington Township Board of Education will be held early Wednesday evening to discuss plans to replace nine synthetic gym floors that are emitting low levels of mercury vapor, a neurotoxin.
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Molly Daly
April 02, 2019 - 4:39 pm
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A special meeting of the Washington Township Board of Education will be held early Wednesday evening to discuss plans to replace nine synthetic gym floors that are emitting low levels of mercury vapor, which is a neurotoxin. From the '60s to '90s,...
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School District of Philadelphia
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Steve Tawa
April 01, 2019 - 1:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At a National School Boards Association conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, more than 7,000 educators from around the country are discussing best practices and cutting-edge strategies to help kids learn. As the Philadelphia School District and others...
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