Education

Mumps outbreak at Temple University
Matt Rourke/AP
March 27, 2019 - 5:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Over 2,000 students and staffers at Temple University took advantage of free vaccine booster shots Wednesday as the number of mumps cases at the school topped 100. Philadelphia health officials said 2,285 people were given shots during the first of two clinics offering the MMR...
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For the third year in a row, Democrats dinged Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for proposing to cut funds from the Special Olympics, after-school programs and support for students from low-income families.
Andrew Harnik/AP via CNN
March 27, 2019 - 12:09 pm
By Katie Lobosco, CNN (CNN) -- For the third year in a row, Democrats dinged Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday for proposing to cut funds from the Special Olympics, after-school programs and support for students from low-income families. The difference is that this time, Democrats control...
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Community College of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
March 27, 2019 - 11:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After two and a half years of contract talks, the faculty at Community College of Philadelphia will decide Wednesday evening whether they should go on strike. The union representing 1,200 faculty and staff members at CCP votes at 6:15 p.m. on whether to hit the picket...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Andrew Harnik/AP Photo
March 26, 2019 - 6:34 pm
(AP) — Eight universities embroiled in a massive college admission cheating scheme are now being investigated by the U.S. Education Department. Letters sent to the schools Monday and obtained by The Associated Press say the department is conducting a "preliminary investigation" to determine whether...
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Yale University
Beth Harpaz/AP
March 26, 2019 - 3:26 pm
By Eric Levenson and Augusta Anthony (CNN) — Yale University has rescinded the admission of a student who was admitted as part of the ongoing college admissions scandal, the first instance of a school doing so since the scheme became public two weeks ago. Yale has said two people applied to the...
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Dreamstime/KYW Newsradio
Antionette Lee
March 25, 2019 - 7:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The number of suspected mumps outbreaks at Temple University has increased to 99 cases. According to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, 16 cases are confirmed and 83 are probable cases. 95 cases are in Philadelphia while four are from the surrounding area...
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Glen Mills Schools
Chuck McGowen/The News Journal
Jim Melwert
March 25, 2019 - 3:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is ordering an emergency removal of all children currently at the Glen Mills Schools in Delaware County. DHS Secretary Teresa Miller says as their investigation into allegations of widespread abuse at the Glen Mills...
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Amazon Future Engineer students
Business Wire
Ian Bush
March 25, 2019 - 11:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Next year, there are expected to be more than three times more computer science-related jobs than there are people with the right skills for them. Online retailer Amazon is trying to make a difference, starting with kids in kindergarten. "It's a long-term vision with...
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Young adults in West Philadelphia who want to get a GED can sign up for a special free program as registrations are scheduled for this Tuesday and Thursday at the Sayre Morris Recreation Center.
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Kim Glovas
March 25, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Young adults in West Philadelphia who want to get a GED can sign up for a special free program this Tuesday and Thursday at the Sayre Morris Recreation Center. The free GED program is being offered by the Philadelphia police 18th District, Community Solutions and SOAR...
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President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order on "improving free inquiry, transparency, and accountability on campus" in the East Room of the White House.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo
March 21, 2019 - 9:37 pm
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring U.S. colleges to protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal research funding. The new order directs federal agencies to ensure that any college or university receiving research grants agrees to promote free speech...
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