Education

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.
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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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St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Drexel University celebrated the end of summer with a back-to-school carnival for kids.
Shara Dae Howard/KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
August 04, 2018 - 10:27 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Drexel University celebrated the end of summer with a back-to-school carnival for kids. "It was a lot of fun," said Jessica Ramos. "I got a lot of pencils and two book bags." This was the eighth annual back-to-school...
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This photo provided by Jessica McLachlan shows a fairy-wren. Scientists have discovered that birds can learn to recognize alarm calls of other species, essentially by learning to eavesdrop in a second language.
Jessica McLachlan via AP
August 02, 2018 - 8:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For birds, understanding neighborhood gossip about an approaching hawk or brown snake can mean the difference between life or death. Wild critters are known to listen to each other for clues about lurking predators, effectively eavesdropping on other species' chatter. Birds, for...
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Please Touch Museum hosts kindergarten mixer
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
August 02, 2018 - 8:34 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — On Wednesday night, the Please Touch Museum hosted a mixer to get kids ready to cross a major milestone: going to school. Patricia Wellenbach, the museum's president and CEO, said the event allowed kids to explore what it means to go to school. "They're getting to...
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Dreamstime
Mike Dougherty
August 01, 2018 - 7:26 pm
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Colleges around the country, including two in Pennsylvania, are implementing a new alternative to student loans for tuition payments. At Messiah College outside Harrisburg, students are beginning to sign up for income sharing agreements in lieu of traditional...
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A dozen students studying molecular gastronomy at the University City Science Center's FirstHand program altered the color or texture of a food to learn the effect on taste.
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
August 01, 2018 - 6:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A five-week summer science program at the University City Science Center wrapped up Wednesday with a taste test. E.M. Stanton Elementary School seventh-grader Jayla Pugh stood behind bowls of pink- and green-colored marshmallow dip. "We have one without the secret...
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Former Phillies second baseman and coach Mickey Morandini, now a team ambassador, speaks with a youngster about the supplies she'll need for school this fall.
Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
July 31, 2018 - 7:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Phillies and the Liberty USO teamed up Tuesday to distribute backpacks and school supplies to the children of military service members. Phillies fans also played a big part in the giveaway for some 100 youngsters from across the region. John Brazer, publicity...
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