Education

Community College of Philadelphia played host Tuesday to some low-income, high achieving students who've won scholarships that offer, in part, free rides to community colleges.
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Paul Kurtz
May 28, 2019 - 3:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Community College of Philadelphia played host Tuesday to some low-income, high achieving students who've won scholarships that offer, in part, free rides to community colleges. Mastbaum High School senior Nina Gonzalez and her mother came close to giving up on...
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The School District of Philadelphia.
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Mike DeNardo
May 27, 2019 - 7:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia is taking stock of its school buildings, with an eye toward how population changes will affect enrollment. The school district is launching a comprehensive four-year review of its buildings and boundaries, and parents who move into...
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Students at Cristo Rey High School in North Philadelphia spent the past few months building their own drones and Friday, they got to test them out on the roof.
Mike Dougherty/KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
May 24, 2019 - 12:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Students at Cristo Rey High School in North Philadelphia spent the past few months building their own drones and Friday, they got to test them out on the roof. This project definitely took students out of their comfort zones. Senior Latoya Thompson is proud of her...
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 Gov. Phil Murphy
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Steve Tawa
May 23, 2019 - 4:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy visited Rowan College at Burlington County in Mount Laurel to talk about expanding tuition-free community college for thousands of students throughout the state. 24-year-old Erin Finter of Medford, who is going into her second year at Rowan...
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Marcia, left, and Gregory Abbott
Michael Dwyer/AP
May 23, 2019 - 1:32 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A married couple and a California businessman are the latest parents to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions scam. Gregory and Marcia Abbott and Peter Jan Sartorio entered their pleas Wednesday in Boston federal court. They are among 14 parents who have agreed to admit to...
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Riverbend Environmental Education Center
Riverbend Environmental Education Center
Rasa Kaye
May 22, 2019 - 11:33 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Minutes away from the city line in Gladwyne, the Riverbend Environmental Education Center has been a leafy oasis of trails and woodlands open for the public to wander from dawn to dusk, as well as a source of innovative eco-friendly programming for all ages since 1975...
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Lynne Adkins
May 20, 2019 - 3:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's hard to keep up with school work when you're stuck in the hospital for weeks or months at a time. As a result, education has become a key part of the treatment plan for young patients at area children's hospitals. Jennifer Sciolla, director of school programs at...
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Pedro Rivera, the Pennsylvania secretary of education, visited two Philadelphia elementary schools Wednesday.
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Hadas Kuznits
May 15, 2019 - 5:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pedro Rivera, the Pennsylvania secretary of education, visited two Philadelphia elementary schools Wednesday. Rivera stopped by the Morton McMichael School and the Paul L. Dunbar School to learn more about what's working there for the students and craft suggestions as...
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One Day At A Time
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Paul Kurtz
May 15, 2019 - 2:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Armed with push brooms, air blowers, shovels and trash bags, a cleanup crew of nearly a dozen people methodically made their way east from 18th Street and Susquehanna Avenue to Broad Street. The street cleaners with One Day At A Time (ODAAT) — a drug and alcohol...
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In this April 25, 2019, photo, science teacher Sarah Ott speaks to her class about climate literacy in Dalton, Ga.
Sarah Blake Morgan/AP Photo
May 15, 2019 - 10:38 am
By Michael Melia, Associated Press When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she'd never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit's hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online as educational material were actually junk. "It is a pretty scary topic to...
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