Education

Pittsburgh Shooting
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David Madden
November 02, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Last week’s slaughter inside a synagogue in Pittsburgh has renewed the efforts of those, particularly in the Jewish community, to increase government funding for security in non-public schools, regardless of religious affiliation. Pennsylvania has budgeted $50 million...
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Tupac Shakur
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Cherri Gregg
November 01, 2018 - 4:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As Tupac Shakur's memory continues to live on, so do some of his material possessions, now housed on Temple University's campus. The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection at Temple University has unveiled newly acquired items of the slain rapper, which were...
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October 25, 2018 - 5:42 pm
(CNN) -- Maine draws about 36 million tourists each year with four seasons' worth of enticements, from white sandy beaches to world-class skiing. But the northeasternmost US state can't seem to get enough young people to move there. So, officials have hit upon the ultimate incentive: Move to Maine...
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Perkiomen Valley schools seek public input for options to deal with mold
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Jim Melwert
October 23, 2018 - 12:20 pm
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — All the recent rain is causing headaches for several Philadelphia-area school districts, as many of the older buildings test positive for mold. Perkiomen Valley School District in Montgomery County is asking residents to weigh in on the best solution...
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YouTube
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October 23, 2018 - 11:41 am
By Sara Ashley O'Brien, CNN Business (CNN) -- YouTube is making an investment in educational videos on its platform. The company announced Monday it is putting $20 million into a series of education initiatives, including a fund to support YouTube creators making learning-based videos and providing...
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Avatars
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Suzanne Monaghan
October 20, 2018 - 11:04 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- College can be stressful for many students. So La Salle University has started using virtual humans, also known as Avatars, to train faculty on how to help young people in distress or at risk for suicide. The program uses role play conversations with a virtual...
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Harlem Globetrotters
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Justin Udo
October 16, 2018 - 1:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Harlem Globetrotters make a pit stop in South Philadelphia on Tuesday with a special message for some elementary school kids. During their trip to Amedee Bregy Elementary School, basketball played second fiddle to the Globetrotters' anti-bullying program,...
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Rutgers University–Camden and Community College of Philadelphia
Rutgers University–Camden, Community College of Philadelphia
Justin Udo
October 15, 2018 - 1:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Rutgers University–Camden and the Community College of Philadelphia are testing new waters in an initiative meant to provide a seamless transition for transfer students. The institutions are working together on a dual admissions and core-to-core transfer agreement...
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The School District of Philadelphia is storing about $2 million worth of paintings and artifacts taken out of schools in 2003.
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Mike DeNardo
October 11, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the first time, the Philadelphia School Board is drawing up rules for managing the district's valuable art collection. The School District of Philadelphia is storing about $2 million worth of paintings and artifacts taken out of schools in 2003. The works — about...
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Students ask Republican gubernatorial challenger Scott Wagner a question.
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Steve Tawa
October 10, 2018 - 2:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While the candidates for governor in Pennsylvania had only one face-to-face debate, they got peppered with questions Wednesday from fourth, fifth and sixth graders. Democratic incumbent Tom Wolf and Republican challenger Scott Wagner made separate appearances at the...
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