Education

The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
June 26, 2018 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's new local school board has scheduled its first meeting. The new era of local school control begins Monday, July 9 at 5 p.m., when the nine-member mayor-appointed board meets at district headquarters. The board is expected to elect a president and vice...
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More than 100 Camden children graduated from a pre-K program at formal ceremonies on the Rutgers-Camden campus Friday morning.
Dave Madden/KYW Newsradio
David Madden
June 22, 2018 - 11:37 am
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — More than 100 Camden children graduated, so to speak, from a pre-K program at formal ceremonies on the Rutgers-Camden campus Friday morning. They now move on to formal education, many with the promise of a college scholarship if they do well in school over the next...
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The SRC holds its final meeting on June 21, 2018.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
June 22, 2018 - 9:53 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After 17 years of controlling Philly schools, the state School Reform Commission held its final public meeting Thursday night, as it prepares to hand the school system to a local board next month. History is made. The SRC recesses its final meeting. pic.twitter.com/...
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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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