Education

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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STEMCraft
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
August 15, 2018 - 2:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney got a lesson in the world's most popular video game on Wednesday. The teachers were nine-and-ten-year-olds, gearing up for a fundraiser this fall. Robert was glued to the computer screen, even as the grown-ups talked about getting more...
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Self-defense techniques
Emily Harris (Delaware County DA’s office)
David Madden
August 15, 2018 - 1:31 pm
MEDIA, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Some 70 suburban teachers are taking part in a two-day safety workshop organized by the Delaware County District Attorney. This is very much a hands-on experience that DA Kat Copeland says the teachers have been asking for — "how to literally defend themselves in the...
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The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
August 15, 2018 - 7:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dozens of Philadelphia students have applied for a seat at the table with the new school board. A committee is sorting through applications from more than 60 high school juniors and seniors, received before Monday's deadline. School board President Joyce Wilkerson...
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Students from the Community College of Philadelphia collected school supplies to give to local elementary students and their teachers.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
August 14, 2018 - 8:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Students from the Community College of Philadelphia volunteered their time, effort and resources to help hundreds of kids go back to school with the supplies they need. The book bag drive and collection for school supplies was spearheaded by students at CCP. "This...
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New Hire Orientation
Steve Tawa | KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
August 10, 2018 - 4:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Nearly 550 new teachers about ready to enter classrooms for the first time in the School District of Philadelphia jammed to music and received pep talks from the top during a five-day New Hire Orientation event at the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush. New music teachers...
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The Atlantic Club casino in Atlantic City, N.J., shut its doors in mid-January of 2014.
Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT/Sipa USA
David Madden
August 07, 2018 - 4:42 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Stockton University is poised to open its new Atlantic City campus next month, and already there are plans for an expansion. Trustees are ready to vote Wednesday on a plan to take over the site of one of the vacant casinos on the boardwalk. "There is a...
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Philadelphia Futures
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
August 07, 2018 - 4:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Before they head off to college, some local freshmen got an opportunity to pick the brains of those who have been in their shoes not too long ago. A mixer at Temple University allowed 82 freshmen from more than 20 colleges the chance to connect with upperclassmen at...
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Dan Scheirenbeck
Ryan S. Brandenberg/Temple University Photography
Kim Glovas
August 06, 2018 - 12:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nine disabled young adults who are transitioning to living independently got a taste of college recently. It was part of a program at Temple University's Institute on Disabilities. It's called ACES, Augmentative Communication and Empowerment Supports. Russ Goldstein,...
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