Education

The seventh annual NFL Draft-style event sets students up for success by paring each student with a job as part of a work-study program.
Antionette Lee | KYW Newsradio
Antionette Lee
August 30, 2018 - 8:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More than 400 students at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School in Olney made it through the first-round draft pick of the school's signing day on Thursday. The seventh annual NFL Draft-style event sets students up for success by pairing each student with a job as part...
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Incoming freshmen at Rutgers University-Camden got to know each other better Thursday morning on campus during the annual Raptor Welcome.
Hadas Kuznits | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
August 30, 2018 - 5:06 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Incoming freshmen at Rutgers University-Camden got to know each other better Thursday morning on campus during the annual Raptor Welcome. The welcome week attempts to break the ice with games and other programs for students who may feel like a little fish in a big...
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After a week of mental toughness training, 222 students committed to reclaim their education through the YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School. New applicants completed a six-day workshop, which made up the final portion of the admissions process.
Mike Dougherty | KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
August 30, 2018 - 4:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of high school dropouts in Philadelphia marched toward a brighter future Thursday. After a week of mental toughness training, 222 students committed to reclaim their education through the YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School. New applicants completed a six-...
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Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is examining Temple University's books for a performance audit, taking a close look at tuition rates in particular.
Steve Tawa | KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
August 30, 2018 - 3:29 pm
NORTH PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Just as he has with other state-related universities, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is examining Temple University's books for a performance audit, taking a close look at tuition rates in particular. DePasquale pointed out that "Pennsylvania...
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Three out of the first four days of school were cut short this week because of sweltering classrooms.
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
August 30, 2018 - 2:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With three out of the first four days cut short this week because of sweltering classrooms, Superintendent William Hite chief is taking the heat over the decision to start the school year before Labor Day. Hite said there was no way the School District of Philadelphia...
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The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Rachel Kurland
August 29, 2018 - 3:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia has extended its early dismissal of students to Thursday due to excessive heat. All schools within the district will release students at 1 p.m. Thursday, as they have done the past two days . All School District of Philadelphia...
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School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
August 28, 2018 - 3:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hot, muggy conditions forced classes to end early on only the second day of the school year. The thermometer outside read 92 degrees as students filed out of Spring Garden School. "It's really hot in our room. There's no air conditioning. All we have is two little...
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String Theory Charter
Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
August 28, 2018 - 1:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Teachers and counselors at the String Theory School on Vine Street in Center City spent Tuesday in a seminar learning about mental health issues among young people and how to respond to them. Carissa Johnson, president of mental health advocacy group Project 375, is...
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The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
August 27, 2018 - 9:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The school year kicked off in Philadelphia Monday, one week earlier than usual. And already, we have early dismissals to tell you about. All School District of Philadelphia schools will dismiss students at 1 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday due to excessive heat. RELATED:...
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Dreamstime
Shara Dae Howard
August 27, 2018 - 8:45 pm
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The new school year has started, and as parents are preparing kids for their studies, Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood is asking drivers to be careful. He said enforcing speed limits and encouraging safe driving in high-traffic areas and school...
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