Education

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Justin Udo
March 05, 2020 - 1:25 pm
A lot of Americans studying abroad are heading home because of fears over the COVID-19 coronavirus. Those same health concerns are keeping some international students in the United States from going back to their home countries. Read about Bo Xuan, a Chinese freshman at St. Joe's Prep in...
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Mayor Kenney’s Chief Education Officer Otis Hackney, CCP president Guy Generals and CCP vice president for academic affairs Judith Gay.
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Pat Loeb
March 05, 2020 - 12:15 am
Mayor Jim Kenney is set to announce the creation of a new, city-funded scholarship for Community College of Philadelphia students, when he unveils his budget plan Thursday. Read more here.
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KYW Staff
March 04, 2020 - 5:16 pm
As the coronavirus continues to spread, so do fears of getting it. School superintendents from across Montgomery County met on Wednesday to discuss what could be done if any cases do arise. Read more here.
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School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
March 03, 2020 - 5:04 pm
Mayor Jim Kenney has made his nine picks for Philadelphia's new school board — and eight of them are already serving on the board. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
March 03, 2020 - 3:09 pm
Parents and the public Tuesday night get their first chance to weigh in on a process that could dramatically alter the landscape for Philadelphia schools. The first of three meetings on what's called the Comprehensive School Planning Review happens at South Philadelphia High School. Read more here.
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AP News
March 03, 2020 - 12:04 pm
A state judge has vacated an arbitrator's ruling that a New Jersey school district cannot fire a tenured middle school teacher accused of using a racial slur in class. Read more here.
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Mike DeNardo
March 02, 2020 - 4:00 am
The School District of Philadelphia is contracting with the nonprofit Teach for America to help recruit teachers. But the decision wasn't a slam dunk. Read more here.
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achers at McClure Elementary School stand as the school board considers having them make up asbestos days over spring break.
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Mike DeNardo
February 28, 2020 - 1:33 pm
It looks like teachers at a Philadelphia school that was closed for asbestos clean-up will be keeping their spring break. The district wanted to make up lost instructional days over spring break, but the school board Thursday night rejected that plan. Read more here.
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School Board of Philadelphia denies two charter school applications
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Mike DeNardo
February 28, 2020 - 10:01 am
The School Board of Philadelphia has yet to approve a new charter school for the district. The board voted down two applications Thursday night, with neither one receiving a single "yes" vote. Read more here.
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Italy coronavirus
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KYW Staff
February 26, 2020 - 5:30 pm
Villanova University students who are currently studying abroad in Italy will be brought home amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, the university announced. Read more here.
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