Education

Superintendent William Hite poses in a Dress Down for Philly Public Schools T-shirt.
Fund for the School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo
September 11, 2018 - 8:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia schools are benefiting from a corporate casual Friday this week. Individuals or companies are encouraged to buy a $35 T-shirt and wear it this Friday for Dress Down for Philly Public Schools day, which supports the Fund for the School District of...
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Brothers Theodore (left) and Charles Hicks were the first African-American students to integrate Girard College in 1968. They shared their story to students Tuesday for the 50th anniversary of desegregating the school.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
September 11, 2018 - 7:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fifty years ago, Girard College was changed forever when four African-American boys walked into the gates of the historic institution as students. Before that time, the school was limited to white males. It took months of protests and a Supreme Court decision to...
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Princeton University Campus
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Eric Walter
September 10, 2018 - 11:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — U.S. News & World Report has ranked New Jersey's Princeton University No. 1 and the University of Pennsylvania No. 8 among national universities in its annual " Best Colleges " survey. National universities are regionally accredited institutions with a full range...
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Dunbar School
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Mike DeNardo
September 08, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The School District of Philadelphia has taken a lot of heat over its decision to start classes before Labor Day this year. Later this month, the district will start talking about next year's calendar. The August 27 start has been a hot topic, with five unscheduled...
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Senator Vincent Hughes
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John McDevitt
September 07, 2018 - 3:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Regional leaders from Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs gathered outside an Overbook school in disrepair on Friday, calling for Pennsylvania lawmakers to allocate funding for improvements to school buildings. "It is a state problem," said Senator Vincent Hughes. "...
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school board
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
September 06, 2018 - 1:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It was another heat-shortened day for Philadelphia school students on Thursday. And the new school board is asking about the prospects of cooling the district's aging buildings. At a meeting of the new school board's finance and facilities committee, Board President...
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Mayor Kenney with pre-K students
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
September 06, 2018 - 12:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia's pre-K program will add 250 seats, right away, thanks to the final settlement of a lawsuit over the tax that pays for it. The good news is tempered by the delays in the expansion of the program. As originally envisioned, Philadelphia's pre-K program...
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Sonia Sotomayor
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
September 06, 2018 - 6:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A United States Supreme Court justice made a stop in Philadelphia Wednesday evening to deliver a special message to children of all ages. For 13-year-old Hector, hearing Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speak and have her sign his copy of her recently released...
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School District of Philadelphia
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Rachel Kurland
September 05, 2018 - 12:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia School District has announced that students will be dismissed once again at noon on Thursday because of high temperatures. All after-school activities including all athletic programs and professional development sessions scheduled for Thursday are...
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Christ the King Church on June 4, 2014, in University City, Mo.
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Justin Udo
September 04, 2018 - 8:53 pm
MORTON, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Wednesday marks the first day back in the classroom for students at a Delaware County school. But due to unforeseen circumstances, this school year is very different than what they've seen in years past. In June, a fire ripped through Our Lady of Angels Regional...
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