Education

Ivanka Trump stands before President Donald Trump signs a memorandum to expand access to STEM, science technology engineering and math, education, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
Alex Brandon/AP Photo
March 18, 2019 - 1:05 pm
The Trump administration is proposing new limits on student borrowing as part of a broader plan to curb the cost of college. White House officials announced the plan Monday amid a list of education priorities as Congress sets out to overhaul the Higher Education Act. The plan says Congress should...
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Vials of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine
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Kim Glovas
March 15, 2019 - 5:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — According to Temple University, confirmed cases of the mumps have risen to 49, and an additional 37 cases are possible. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health, working with Temple University Student Health Services, said 46 of the cases are in Philadelphia, and...
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Kim Glovas
March 15, 2019 - 1:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 20-year-old man is under arrest after trespassing at Wissahickon High School Friday morning. Lower Gwynned Township Police say Dominic Herder was walking home intoxicated and saw a school bus on Welsh Road picking up students. Herder told police he thought the bus...
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Dylan Chidick of Jersey City, NJ and his mother Khadine Phillip hold his seventeen acceptance letters from college.
Amy Newman/NorthJersey.com
March 15, 2019 - 11:22 am
Jersey City, New Jersey (WPIX) — Homeless students have rougher times in school than many others, but one New Jersey teen whose family struggled through homelessness beat the odds. Dylan Chidick, 17, has been accepted to 17 colleges. Chidick, who's class president at Henry Snyder High School, was...
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College cheating scam
Alberto Mier/CNN
March 15, 2019 - 10:49 am
By Mark Morales, CNN (CNN) -- The tip that triggered the investigation into the largest alleged collegiate entrance scam ever prosecuted came from a financial executive's last-ditch effort to squirm out of the crosshairs of federal authorities, a law enforcement official tells CNN. The executive,...
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In a September 2016 photo, Yale's women's Head Soccer Coach Rudy Meredith, who is accused of accepting $400,000 to doctor a prospective student's portfolio, gives a high five to a player.
Doug Engle/Star-Banner via AP
March 14, 2019 - 12:49 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the first lawsuit to come out of the college bribery scandal, several students are suing Yale, Georgetown, Stanford and other schools involved in the case, saying they and others were denied a fair shot at admission. The plaintiffs brought the class-action complaint...
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William "Rick" Singer, front, founder of the Edge College & Career Network, exits federal court in Boston on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, after he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.
Steven Senne/AP Photo
March 14, 2019 - 9:33 am
By Sally Ho, Associated Press The mastermind of a wide-ranging college admissions scandal set up a charity that wove a deep web of deception and fraud to mask bribes and payoffs, funneling millions of dollars through the tax-exempt organization under the nose of U.S. officials, according to...
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Gordon Caplan of Greenwich, Conn., walks out of federal court Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in New York.
Julie Jacobson/AP Photo
March 13, 2019 - 8:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colleges and companies moved swiftly to distance themselves from employees swept up in a nationwide college admissions scheme, many of them coaches accused of taking bribes and others prominent parents accused of angling to get their children into top schools by portraying them...
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Hundreds of Philadelphia school students were recognized for their efforts in science at the 40th annual Carver Science Fair awards ceremony at the Museum of Natural History.
Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
March 13, 2019 - 4:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of Philadelphia school students were recognized for their efforts in science at the 40th annual Carver Science Fair awards ceremony at the Museum of Natural History. Carver Science Fair participants who presented their projects last week, listened eagerly at...
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Mike DeNardo
March 13, 2019 - 4:12 pm
BENSALEM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — After two years of negotiations, teachers in Bensalem have voted to authorize a strike. Members of the Bensalem Education Association have voted overwhelmingly to give their leadership the go-ahead to call a strike, if necessary. The vote came Monday night. The union...
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