Education

Philadelphia Union
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Justin Udo
June 05, 2019 - 5:18 pm
DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — High school soccer is returning to the Chester Upland School District after a 30-year hiatus, thanks, in part, to a big kick-start from the Philadelphia Union. The team may be named after Philadelphia, but its stadium sits in the heart of Chester, Delaware...
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Construction is underway on the first phase of a major expansion at Central High School.
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Mike DeNardo
June 04, 2019 - 3:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Construction is underway on the first phase of a major expansion at Central High School. They gathered with shovels for a dirt-tossing photo op at Central High School, but in reality, the construction behind them had been going on for three weeks. It's the start of 14...
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Mike DeNardo
June 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A nonprofit education watchdog Tuesday night celebrates a quarter century of covering Philadelphia schools. In 1994, a group of concerned parents, including journalist Paul Socolar and now-City Councilwoman Helen Gym, founded the Notebook, a free newspaper with the...
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Elliot Weinbaum
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Mike DeNardo
June 03, 2019 - 12:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Kids, of course, have access to their class textbooks and school library, but with the launch of a project in 10 Philly schools, kindergarten through third-graders have been able to pick out books they're truly interested in — and keep it in their personal home...
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The last day of classes for Philadelphia school students is Tuesday, June 4. The district is sending kids home with bags of books, so they can maintain their reading techniques during the summer. 
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Mike DeNardo
June 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The last day of classes for Philadelphia school students is Tuesday, June 4. The district is sending kids home with bags of books, so they can maintain their reading techniques during the summer. Reading specialist Kristen Campbell is encouraging her kindergarten...
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Principal Kenny DeMoss
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May 31, 2019 - 7:28 pm
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher in an address to his school's graduating class says he didn't mean to use someone else's work. Parkersburg High School Principal Kenny DeMoss has issued a statement saying he should have cited his sources in...
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Rishik Gandhasri, Erin Howard, Saketh Sundar, Shruthika Padhy, Sohum Sukhatankar, Abhijay Kodali, Christopher Serrao and Rohan Raja are all announced as winners during the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
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Mike Dougherty
May 31, 2019 - 7:25 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A Cherry Hill seventh grader took home $50,000 and a trophy for winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday night, but there was a surprise ending. Eight of the competitors were crowned champions. That's never happened before. Congratulations to our...
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National Liberty Museum Young Heroes program
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Hadas Kuznits
May 30, 2019 - 3:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly 900 students across 18 Philadelphia schools celebrated the completion of a year-long curriculum on social justice Thursday afternoon at Temple University's Liacouras Center. The National Liberty Museum Young Heroes program teaches kids how to address social...
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Community College of Philadelphia played host Tuesday to some low-income, high achieving students who've won scholarships that offer, in part, free rides to community colleges.
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Paul Kurtz
May 28, 2019 - 3:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Community College of Philadelphia played host Tuesday to some low-income, high achieving students who've won scholarships that offer, in part, free rides to community colleges. Mastbaum High School senior Nina Gonzalez and her mother came close to giving up on...
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The School District of Philadelphia.
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Mike DeNardo
May 27, 2019 - 7:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia is taking stock of its school buildings, with an eye toward how population changes will affect enrollment. The school district is launching a comprehensive four-year review of its buildings and boundaries, and parents who move into...
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