Education

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Drexel University celebrated the end of summer with a back-to-school carnival for kids.
Shara Dae Howard/KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
August 04, 2018 - 10:27 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Drexel University celebrated the end of summer with a back-to-school carnival for kids. "It was a lot of fun," said Jessica Ramos. "I got a lot of pencils and two book bags." This was the eighth annual back-to-school...
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This photo provided by Jessica McLachlan shows a fairy-wren. Scientists have discovered that birds can learn to recognize alarm calls of other species, essentially by learning to eavesdrop in a second language.
Jessica McLachlan via AP
August 02, 2018 - 8:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For birds, understanding neighborhood gossip about an approaching hawk or brown snake can mean the difference between life or death. Wild critters are known to listen to each other for clues about lurking predators, effectively eavesdropping on other species' chatter. Birds, for...
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Please Touch Museum hosts kindergarten mixer
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
August 02, 2018 - 8:34 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — On Wednesday night, the Please Touch Museum hosted a mixer to get kids ready to cross a major milestone: going to school. Patricia Wellenbach, the museum's president and CEO, said the event allowed kids to explore what it means to go to school. "They're getting to...
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Mike Dougherty
August 01, 2018 - 7:26 pm
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Colleges around the country, including two in Pennsylvania, are implementing a new alternative to student loans for tuition payments. At Messiah College outside Harrisburg, students are beginning to sign up for income sharing agreements in lieu of traditional...
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A dozen students studying molecular gastronomy at the University City Science Center's FirstHand program altered the color or texture of a food to learn the effect on taste.
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
August 01, 2018 - 6:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A five-week summer science program at the University City Science Center wrapped up Wednesday with a taste test. E.M. Stanton Elementary School seventh-grader Jayla Pugh stood behind bowls of pink- and green-colored marshmallow dip. "We have one without the secret...
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Former Phillies second baseman and coach Mickey Morandini, now a team ambassador, speaks with a youngster about the supplies she'll need for school this fall.
Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
July 31, 2018 - 7:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Phillies and the Liberty USO teamed up Tuesday to distribute backpacks and school supplies to the children of military service members. Phillies fans also played a big part in the giveaway for some 100 youngsters from across the region. John Brazer, publicity...
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The School District of Philadelphia recognized the first nine graduates of  Northeast High School's two-year AP Capstone program.
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
July 31, 2018 - 1:42 pm
NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia is honoring the first graduates of a particularly rigorous program that's being offered at Northeast High School. The district recognized the first nine graduates of the school's two-year AP Capstone program. The program...
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Diane Kae
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
July 30, 2018 - 8:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Students at the soon-to-close Art Institute of Philadelphia are deciding where they'll study this fall — and some area schools are offering to fill the void. With the Art Institute of Philadelphia shutting its doors at the end of August, more than 1,000 students have...
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For the next three weeks, the School District of Philadelphia will be holding a special registration for students who speak a language other than English.
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
July 30, 2018 - 4:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the next three weeks, the School District of Philadelphia will be holding a special registration for students who speak a language other than English. Translators in the atrium of district headquarters are helping parents register their non-English-speaking...
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Classroom
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David Madden
July 27, 2018 - 12:29 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Three Camden County school districts are among a dozen in New Jersey being hauled into court by the American Civil Liberties Union. At issue are policies that might block children who immigrated to the country illegally from getting an education. The 12 districts are...
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