Education

Sixty-six students graduated high school through the Gateway to College program in Camden County.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
June 21, 2018 - 5:15 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — More than 60 students in Camden County who gave up on high school got another chance to earn their diploma. The Gateway to College program in Camden takes an unorthodox approach to helping students earn their high school diploma. "We provide young people with a real...
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MESA
Paul Kurtz | KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
June 20, 2018 - 3:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Temple University's College of Engineering is playing host this week to a national Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) competition. Dozens of middle and high school students from eight states are participating. Three 10th-graders traveled all the way...
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Students from Mastery High School of Camden will explore the West African country of Ghana.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
June 19, 2018 - 1:57 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — For the next 13 days, four students from Mastery High School of Camden will trading in their text books and calculators for passports and luggage to explore the West African country of Ghana. "We're here to make sure that students not only get the book learning, but...
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Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
June 15, 2018 - 8:13 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Area principals want better security in city schools in the wake of several high-profile assaults on administrators. The principals' union is calling for more resources to protect principals and teachers on the job. Earlier this month at Robert Pollock Elementary...
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Central High School
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
June 12, 2018 - 2:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's high school graduation season is underway. Central High School, one of the country's oldest high schools, is celebrating the graduation of its 277th class. As Kate-Lynn Rice gets ready to head to college in Binghamton, New York, she cannot help but...
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School bus
Jim Melwert
June 12, 2018 - 1:37 pm
LOWER MERION, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — As the Lower Merion School District continues to wrestle with growing enrollment, the school board has taken a step toward acquiring a site for a new middle school. The Lower Merion School Board voted Monday night in favor of purchasing the Islamic Foundation...
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Craigslist founder gives $20 million to journalism school
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June 11, 2018 - 5:16 pm
By Hadas Gold (CNN Money) -- His website is often blamed for contributing to the decline of the newspaper industry, but now Criagslist founder Craig Newmark is giving $20 million to train future journalists at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. In honor of the donor, the...
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Girard College 2018 graduates
Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
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
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
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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