Education

Wells Fargo Education Grant
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Hadas Kuznits
September 21, 2018 - 5:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia school children will be the beneficiaries of a grant announced Friday at Cramp Elementary School in Kensington. Officials from Wells Fargo were at the school to pledge $1.7 million towards education in Philadelphia. "Read by 4th is one of the...
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The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
September 21, 2018 - 8:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council has approved Keystone Opportunity Zone legislation, which is designed to give tax breaks to encourage investment in neighborhoods that need it. On Thursday night, it was the Philadelphia Board of Education's turn to vote whether to approve the latest...
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"Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails" opens Saturday at the Please Touch Museum.
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Hadas Kuznits
September 20, 2018 - 10:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thomas the Tank Engine has arrived in Philadelphia. A new exhibit opening Saturday at the Please Touch Museum, called "Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails," is sure to delight toddlers and young children alike. "This is the like Bono, John Lennon, rock star moment...
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Stockton University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new beachfront campus in Atlantic City.
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Dan Wing
September 20, 2018 - 6:39 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Stockton University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new beachfront campus in Atlantic City. The new $178.3 million Stockton University campus sits right on the southern end of Atlantic City's boardwalk, just a few steps from the beach. The university...
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The Howard Center for the Arts at Roman Catholic High School
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
September 18, 2018 - 5:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA ( KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia high school completed the first phase of its $25 million transformational expansion project. The Howard Center for the Arts at Roman Catholic High School is a 40,000-square-foot initiative which boasts an array of state of the art features. "There's a...
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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
September 18, 2018 - 3:49 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Tuesday the distribution of more than $20 million to expand preschool programs in 31 school districts, including several in South Jersey. Schools in Bellmawr, Lindenwold and Woodlynne in Camden County are among those to share in the...
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Alfredo Pratico of Masterman and Julia Frank of Northeast High are student representatives on the Philadelphia School Board.
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Mike DeNardo
September 18, 2018 - 10:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The new Philadelphia Board of Education has completed its roster with the selection of two non-voting student members. Julia Frank of Northeast High and Alfredo Pratico of Masterman were selected from 53 applicants to be the student representatives on the Philly...
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Temple University campus
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Shara Dae Howard
September 17, 2018 - 8:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Temple University is leading a new national initiative as part of a campaign to offer scholarships for incoming international students. The #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship is a campaign that lets international students know that American higher education is available...
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As a way to energize a new generation of voters, the Community College of Philadelphia held an event Monday as part of Constitution Day in hopes of registering new voters.
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Kristen Johanson
September 17, 2018 - 6:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As a way to energize a new generation of voters, the Community College of Philadelphia held an event Monday as part of Constitution Day in hopes of registering new voters. Dozens of students roamed through the booths, registering to vote, learning how to use the...
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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.
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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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