Education

Girard College 2018 graduates
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Steve Tawa
June 07, 2018 - 3:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Girard College, the Philadelphia boarding school for disadvantaged, academically capable students in grades 1 through 12, got plenty of media attention heaped on graduating senior Richard Jenkins. Headlines included the phrase "homeless to Harvard." "I'm truly...
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The Motown-inspired album, "What's Going On," includes 23 original student-written songs, which was debuted during an album release party featuring live performances.
Mike Dougherty | KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
June 07, 2018 - 12:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While most high schoolers are still working on studying for finals or mastering how to drive, students at Hill-Freedman World Academy just put out their second album . The Motown-inspired album, "What's Going On," includes 23 original student-written songs, which was...
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Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
June 06, 2018 - 2:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney seems skeptical that the budget City Council passed on Tuesday will provide enough funds for the School District of Philadelphia, now just weeks away from returning to local control. Council rejected the mayor's request for a tax increase for schools...
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School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
June 06, 2018 - 11:36 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia School District has suspended a teacher while it investigates allegations that she took bribes from her students, in exchange for good grades. The district says Amanda Richardson, a humanities teacher at the Learning In New Concepts High School in...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
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June 06, 2018 - 10:55 am
By Maria Danilova, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal school safety commission set up after the deadly shooting at a Florida high school will not examine the role of guns in school violence, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday. DeVos' testimony to a Senate subcommittee came...
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June 01, 2018 - 12:22 pm
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