Education

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who is in town for a Constitution Day event, said she believes too many colleges are standing in the way of free speech.
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
September 17, 2018 - 3:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who is in town for a Constitution Day event, said she believes too many colleges are standing in the way of free speech. DeVos greeted by polite applause. She's expected to speak about the importance of the First Amendment on...
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Judge Marjorie Rendell with students at E. M. Stanton Elementary School
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
September 17, 2018 - 3:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Monday, Sept. 17, is Constitution Day, when education about the supreme law of the United States takes center stage. A former Pennsylvania first lady is working with young Philadelphians to help them better understand their rights under the U.S. Constitution. Judge...
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Mark Abrams
September 17, 2018 - 6:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Students at Upper Perkiomen High School in Montgomery county go back to class Monday after mold problems forced the closing of the building for a week while crews cleaned up. The start of classes will be delayed by two hours to give teachers a chance to get ready...
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Dan Wing
September 14, 2018 - 8:27 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Upper Perkiomen High School is set to reopen Monday now that officials believe they have a mold situation under control. School officials and a mold expert gave parents an update at a school board meeting Thursday night, saying the mold issue, which closed the school...
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Superintendent William Hite poses in a Dress Down for Philly Public Schools T-shirt.
Fund for the School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo
September 11, 2018 - 8:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia schools are benefiting from a corporate casual Friday this week. Individuals or companies are encouraged to buy a $35 T-shirt and wear it this Friday for Dress Down for Philly Public Schools day, which supports the Fund for the School District of...
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Brothers Theodore (left) and Charles Hicks were the first African-American students to integrate Girard College in 1968. They shared their story to students Tuesday for the 50th anniversary of desegregating the school.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
September 11, 2018 - 7:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fifty years ago, Girard College was changed forever when four African-American boys walked into the gates of the historic institution as students. Before that time, the school was limited to white males. It took months of protests and a Supreme Court decision to...
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Princeton University Campus
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Eric Walter
September 10, 2018 - 11:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — U.S. News & World Report has ranked New Jersey's Princeton University No. 1 and the University of Pennsylvania No. 8 among national universities in its annual " Best Colleges " survey. National universities are regionally accredited institutions with a full range...
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Dunbar School
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
September 08, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The School District of Philadelphia has taken a lot of heat over its decision to start classes before Labor Day this year. Later this month, the district will start talking about next year's calendar. The August 27 start has been a hot topic, with five unscheduled...
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Senator Vincent Hughes
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
September 07, 2018 - 3:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Regional leaders from Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs gathered outside an Overbook school in disrepair on Friday, calling for Pennsylvania lawmakers to allocate funding for improvements to school buildings. "It is a state problem," said Senator Vincent Hughes. "...
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school board
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
September 06, 2018 - 1:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It was another heat-shortened day for Philadelphia school students on Thursday. And the new school board is asking about the prospects of cooling the district's aging buildings. At a meeting of the new school board's finance and facilities committee, Board President...
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