Education

Students participate in the GEAR UP program.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
September 24, 2018 - 3:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For some high school students, applying to college may be overwhelming. But the School District of Philadelphia wants to make the process more accessible, with more than 5,000 students taking part in GEAR UP , or Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate...
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Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
September 22, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The school year has barely begun, but the School District of Philadelphia is already asking parents and students to start planning for next year. Students looking to change schools in the fall of 2019 can start the process now, with a six-week selection process open...
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University of Pennsylvania
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Mark Abrams
September 22, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The University of Pennsylvania is preparing to offer an online bachelor's degree. Starting in the fall of 2019, Penn will offer an online degree geared toward working adults and other non-traditional students. Nora Lewis, Penn's vice dean of professional and liberal...
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Wells Fargo Education Grant
Hadas Kuznits | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
September 21, 2018 - 5:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia school children will be the beneficiaries of a grant announced Friday at Cramp Elementary School in Kensington. Officials from Wells Fargo were at the school to pledge $1.7 million towards education in Philadelphia. "Read by 4th is one of the...
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The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
September 21, 2018 - 8:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council has approved Keystone Opportunity Zone legislation, which is designed to give tax breaks to encourage investment in neighborhoods that need it. On Thursday night, it was the Philadelphia Board of Education's turn to vote whether to approve the latest...
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"Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails" opens Saturday at the Please Touch Museum.
Hadas Kuznits | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
September 20, 2018 - 10:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thomas the Tank Engine has arrived in Philadelphia. A new exhibit opening Saturday at the Please Touch Museum, called "Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails," is sure to delight toddlers and young children alike. "This is the like Bono, John Lennon, rock star moment...
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Stockton University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new beachfront campus in Atlantic City.
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Dan Wing
September 20, 2018 - 6:39 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Stockton University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new beachfront campus in Atlantic City. The new $178.3 million Stockton University campus sits right on the southern end of Atlantic City's boardwalk, just a few steps from the beach. The university...
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The Howard Center for the Arts at Roman Catholic High School
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
September 18, 2018 - 5:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA ( KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia high school completed the first phase of its $25 million transformational expansion project. The Howard Center for the Arts at Roman Catholic High School is a 40,000-square-foot initiative which boasts an array of state of the art features. "There's a...
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Mark Abrams
September 18, 2018 - 3:49 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Tuesday the distribution of more than $20 million to expand preschool programs in 31 school districts, including several in South Jersey. Schools in Bellmawr, Lindenwold and Woodlynne in Camden County are among those to share in the...
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Alfredo Pratico of Masterman and Julia Frank of Northeast High are student representatives on the Philadelphia School Board.
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Mike DeNardo
September 18, 2018 - 10:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The new Philadelphia Board of Education has completed its roster with the selection of two non-voting student members. Julia Frank of Northeast High and Alfredo Pratico of Masterman were selected from 53 applicants to be the student representatives on the Philly...
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