Education

Left: Cheyney University President Aaron A. Walton
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Cherri Gregg
July 08, 2019 - 3:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Cheyney University could be turning a corner after years of financial struggle. The institution's president says he's confident they've balanced the budget, and state lawmakers have provided a multimillion dollar boost for students. Pennsylvania lawmakers allocated $3...
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The man who spent decades in charge of Montgomery County detectives is starting an art and music school for veterans, first-responders and their kids.
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Jim Melwert
July 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The man who spent decades in charge of Montgomery County detectives is starting an art and music school for veterans, first-responders and their kids. Oscar Vance was chief of Montgomery County detectives for 30 years, retiring in 2012. Through his Vance Community...
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Community College of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
July 02, 2019 - 4:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A donation from a radio giant is the largest scholarship gift ever to Community College of Philadelphia. The $1 million gift from the Joseph and Marie Field Foundation will be used over five years to fund CCP scholarships for students who delayed their college careers...
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Steve Harvey
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July 01, 2019 - 12:08 pm
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Talk show host, comedian and game show host Steve Harvey has committed to covering the college costs for eight incoming freshmen at his alma mater in Ohio. Kent State University said in a release that The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation has worked with Kent State University...
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A West Philadelphia charter school wants the school board's blessing to run a high school. But that blessing hasn't come.
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Mike DeNardo
July 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A West Philadelphia charter school wants the school board's blessing to run a high school. But that blessing hasn't come. Dr. Naomi Johnson Booker says the district promised her that when her Global Leadership Academy charter took over Huey Elementary School two years...
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Julia Frank and Alfredo Pratico
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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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Mike DeNardo
June 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia school board chose to put-off a controversial vote to sell the Belmont Charter School building Thursday. It wasn't the controversy, but a bill in Harrisburg that caused the board to slam the brakes on the deal. The Belmont Charter School was offering...
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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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