Education

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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Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale discusses the school safety report at a Monday press conference in the Pennsylvania Capitol.
Tony Romeo | KYW Newsradio
Tony Romeo
August 27, 2018 - 5:01 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale agrees with school students and employees alike: Access to mental health is a top priority in making schools safer. DePasquale commented on the matter as he discussed the findings of a task force on school safety he...
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The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Rachel Kurland
August 27, 2018 - 4:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia announced Monday afternoon — the end of its first official day of school for students in the district — that all schools will dismiss students early on Tuesday and Wednesday due to excessive heat. Students will be dismissed at 1 p.m...
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Superintendent Dr. William Hite speaks during opening ceremonies marking the start of classes in the Philadelphia School District outside the Luis Munoz Marin Elementary School in North Philadelphia on Monday.
Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
August 27, 2018 - 12:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Students in the Philadelphia School District are back in class. This is the first time the academic year is starting before Labor Day. And students are making a lot of noise about the change. Students, teachers and staff here at the Luis Muñoz-Marín Elementary School...
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Unionized faculty and support staff rally outside Community College of Philadelphia.
Kim Glovas/KYW Newsradio
Kim Glovas
August 27, 2018 - 9:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Unionized faculty and support staff rallied outside Community College of Philadelphia today. They have been working without a contract for two years. "You say BAFO! We say Hell NO!" they shouted. BAFO stands for "best and final offer." Members of the Faculty and Staff...
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Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Mount Airy gave away 2,000 backpacks at McCloskey Elementary School Saturday during its annual giveaway event.
Antionette Lee | KYW Newsradio
Antionette Lee
August 25, 2018 - 3:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — To make the first-day-of-school process a little easier for families — and a lot more exciting — one local church hosted its 14th annual pep rally and book bag giveaway ahead of the start of classes. Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Mount Airy gave away 2,000...
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Minnesota fraternity adviser suspended after email criticizes rape accusers
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Suzanne Monaghan
August 23, 2018 - 9:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Heading off to college is an exciting time, marking a turning point in life. But it's also a dangerous time. The majority of campus sexual assaults occur between the start of the school year and Thanksgiving break, a six-week period of time known as the "red zone."...
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Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
August 23, 2018 - 9:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the start of the school year is just days away, local and school officials are reminding people about school traffic safety strategies. Cherry Hill Police Chief William Monaghan said the biggest change to be aware of is increased congestion of vehicular traffic on...
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In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies at a House Committee on Education and the Workforce on Capitol Hill in Washington.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File
August 23, 2018 - 7:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department said Thursday that it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and educators. If approved, the plan would likely generate a lot of controversy at a time...
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