Education

Gordon Caplan of Greenwich, Conn., walks out of federal court Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in New York.
Julie Jacobson/AP Photo
March 13, 2019 - 8:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colleges and companies moved swiftly to distance themselves from employees swept up in a nationwide college admissions scheme, many of them coaches accused of taking bribes and others prominent parents accused of angling to get their children into top schools by portraying them...
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Hundreds of Philadelphia school students were recognized for their efforts in science at the 40th annual Carver Science Fair awards ceremony at the Museum of Natural History.
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Hadas Kuznits
March 13, 2019 - 4:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of Philadelphia school students were recognized for their efforts in science at the 40th annual Carver Science Fair awards ceremony at the Museum of Natural History. Carver Science Fair participants who presented their projects last week, listened eagerly at...
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Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
March 13, 2019 - 4:12 pm
BENSALEM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — After two years of negotiations, teachers in Bensalem have voted to authorize a strike. Members of the Bensalem Education Association have voted overwhelmingly to give their leadership the go-ahead to call a strike, if necessary. The vote came Monday night. The union...
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Philadelphia School District students show off their research projects at the National Constitution Center for National History Day.
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Hadas Kuznits
March 13, 2019 - 2:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of Philadelphia School District students interested in history are showing off their research projects Wednesday and Thursday at the National Constitution Center for National History Day. "Behind me right now is a bunch of exhibits that the kids have all put...
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This combination photo shows actress Lori Loughlin at the Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening event in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 27, 2018, left, and actress Felicity Huffman at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.
AP Photo
March 12, 2019 - 11:34 am
UPDATED: 9.25 p.m. ___ BOSTON (AP) — Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation's most selective schools...
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Eugene DePasquale
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Steve Tawa
March 11, 2019 - 2:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Following numerous calls for independent investigations, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said his auditors will officially look into how the Glen Mills Schools operates, following allegations of physical abuse and administration cover-ups. Reports of...
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Vials of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine
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Paul Kurtz
March 06, 2019 - 2:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A mumps outbreak at Temple University is getting worse. The number of mumps-related cases has jumped from 11 to 17 over the past few days, according to Mark Denys, director of Student and Employee Health Services. "There are seven that have been confirmed in our...
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Jay Scott Smith
March 05, 2019 - 8:18 pm
DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Cheney University made a pair of major announcements Tuesday including one about its once-massive budget deficit. The historically black college announced that it has expanded a pair of partnerships with Thomas Jefferson University and the Epcot Crenshaw Corp...
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Marcus Forst
Joseph V. Labolito/ Temple University Photography
Kim Glovas
March 05, 2019 - 8:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the first time ever, a senior physics major at Temple University has been named as one of the prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholars . The scholarship for 23-year-old Marcus Forst grants him a full ride for his graduate education at Stanford University. The...
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In its first vote on new charter schools, the Philadelphia school board denied all three applications before it.
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Mike DeNardo
March 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In its first vote on new charter schools, the Philadelphia school board denied all three applications before it. Philadelphia has 87 charter schools, and the new local school board voted Thursday night not to add any new ones this fall. Two of the denials - the Joan...
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