Education

Betsy DeVos
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September 30, 2018 - 10:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Choking back tears, she testified that he sexually assaulted her. Defensive and angry, he swore that he did not. The dramatic Senate testimony last week by Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh came as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos considers new...
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Shara Dae Howard
September 28, 2018 - 9:23 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Bar Association, together with the People’s Law School, is offering free-of-charge adult legal education to Philadelphians. Temple University's Fox School of Business is hosting and sponsoring the event. Temple professor of legal studies Dr. Samuel...
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School bus
Mike DeNardo
September 28, 2018 - 7:46 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The website applyphillycharter.org , which allows parents to apply to 73 charters on one site, launched Friday. It's run by the nonprofit Philadelphia School Partnership, where Mark Gleason is executive director. "Some of these schools get 5,000 applications, 10,000...
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Dreamstime
Shara Dae Howard
September 27, 2018 - 9:25 pm
NORTH PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At the end of every semester, Temple University students move out and the Office of Sustainability moves in — to collect what students have left behind. On Thursday, Temple added those items to its annual pop-up thrift store at Liacouras Walk, where students...
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Katrina McCombs
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David Madden
September 27, 2018 - 3:20 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Camden’s acting school superintendent has unveiled a long-term plan to continue making improvements in student performance in the district, which has been under state supervision for the past five years. Katrina McCombs has spent the three months since her appointment...
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The New Jersey Assembly and Senate Education Committees meeting in Cherry Hill.
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David Madden
September 25, 2018 - 1:58 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Results from the latest series of tests show Camden’s public school students performing better than they have in past years, but they still have a long way to go to catch up with the rest of New Jersey. Student proficiency rates — that is, performing at their grade...
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Benjamin Franklin High School in Philadelphia
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Tim Jimenez
September 25, 2018 - 1:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, and city commissioners and members of Philadelphia City Council went to high schools across the city to get students ready for November. In an initiative developed by Lisa Deeley, chairwoman of the three-person Philadelphia...
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Students participate in the GEAR UP program.
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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
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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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