Education

Air conditioning units
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
August 22, 2018 - 8:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We're still in the heat of August, but when students return to class next week to one Philadelphia school, they'll do so in cool comfort. Central High School President Tim McKenna said air conditioning units are being installed in all 70 classrooms, courtesy of the...
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A little more than 5,000 freshmen are moving into Temple University — in addition to approximately 2,500 transfer students — with all their worldly possessions this week.
Paul Kurtz | KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
August 22, 2018 - 3:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Long lines formed outside Morgan Hall as parents unloaded their vehicles Wednesday — along with their kids. Move-in week has taken over many college campuses throughout the area, and a little more than 5,000 freshmen are moving into Temple University — in addition to...
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Crews spruce up Camden schools.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
August 22, 2018 - 1:48 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — City officials and volunteers fanned out across Camden on Wednesday, sprucing up school buildings for the Sept. 6 start of class. Outside of the Camden Promise Academy, crews with weed whackers trimmed the overgrown grass, and bulldozers cleared debris from lots...
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Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
August 21, 2018 - 8:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Commonwealth Court ruling Tuesday allows a key school funding case to proceed. Commonwealth Court deemed that the lawsuit challenging the equity and adequacy of Pennsylvania's school funding system can go forward to trial. The court denied a claim by legislative...
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The School District of Philadelphia's "First Year Teacher Handbook"
School District of Philadelphia
Justin Udo
August 21, 2018 - 8:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some School District of Philadelphia students are spending their summer helping teachers make sure they are ready to hit the ground running when they get back in to the classroom. Khalid Abogourin, a rising senior at Philadelphia Virtual Academy, helped put together a...
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James Arleth and Asmaro Gist
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
August 20, 2018 - 1:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Labor Day is two weeks away, but Monday is the first day of school for Philadelphia School District teachers. Students report to class on Monday, Aug. 27 — the earliest Philly schools have started in anyone's memory. Franklin Learning Center counselor Asmaro Gist says...
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You Matter
Upper Darby School District
Mike DeNardo
August 19, 2018 - 12:30 am
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — When students at Upper Darby's Garrettford Elementary School head back to class next week, they'll find inspiration in an unlikely place. On the walls at Garrettford Elementary, there are new uplifting messages like "You Matter" and "You are beautiful. You are...
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Moore College of Art and Design students sew school uniforms for kids in South Africa.
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
August 16, 2018 - 4:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sewing machines are always abuzz in adjunct faculty member Rose Kampert's classroom at the Moore College of Art and Design. "When you're a fashion student, you're only making one or two of the same thing. And if you're making two, it's to perfect the first one,"...
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Barbers offered free haircuts for kids during the event.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
August 16, 2018 - 3:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia hosted its 10th annual back to school celebration to help kids and families get ready to head back to the classroom. During Thursday's event at the School of the Future in West Philadelphia, officials gave away more than 8,000...
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School starts in less than two weeks, and some students were invited to Citizens Bank Park to hang with the Phillie Phanatic and get excited about returning to the classroom.
Mike Dougherty | KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
August 15, 2018 - 5:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the first time ever, the first day of school for Philadelphia kids will be before Labor Day. School starts in less than two weeks, and some students were invited to Citizens Bank Park to hang with the Phillie Phanatic and get excited about returning to the...
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