Education

Minnesota fraternity adviser suspended after email criticizes rape accusers
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Suzanne Monaghan
August 23, 2018 - 9:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Heading off to college is an exciting time, marking a turning point in life. But it's also a dangerous time. The majority of campus sexual assaults occur between the start of the school year and Thanksgiving break, a six-week period of time known as the "red zone."...
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Hadas Kuznits
August 23, 2018 - 9:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the start of the school year is just days away, local and school officials are reminding people about school traffic safety strategies. Cherry Hill Police Chief William Monaghan said the biggest change to be aware of is increased congestion of vehicular traffic on...
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In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies at a House Committee on Education and the Workforce on Capitol Hill in Washington.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File
August 23, 2018 - 7:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department said Thursday that it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and educators. If approved, the plan would likely generate a lot of controversy at a time...
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Superintendent William Hite
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Mike DeNardo
August 23, 2018 - 3:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — School bells are ringing in Philadelphia earlier than ever. The first day of classes for School District of Philadelphia students is just four days away. Some eyebrows raised when the Philly school calendar came out, with classes beginning Aug. 27 — a week before...
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Mastery Prep Elementary School opened up for its first day of classes Thursday.
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Dan Wing
August 23, 2018 - 2:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After being closed for nearly six years, the Gillespie Middle School building in North Philadelphia is now full of students again. The building is reborn as Mastery Prep Elementary School, and it opened up for its first day of classes Thursday. Staff greeted students...
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Air conditioning units
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Mike DeNardo
August 22, 2018 - 8:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We're still in the heat of August, but when students return to class next week to one Philadelphia school, they'll do so in cool comfort. Central High School President Tim McKenna said air conditioning units are being installed in all 70 classrooms, courtesy of the...
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A little more than 5,000 freshmen are moving into Temple University — in addition to approximately 2,500 transfer students — with all their worldly possessions this week.
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Paul Kurtz
August 22, 2018 - 3:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Long lines formed outside Morgan Hall as parents unloaded their vehicles Wednesday — along with their kids. Move-in week has taken over many college campuses throughout the area, and a little more than 5,000 freshmen are moving into Temple University — in addition to...
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Crews spruce up Camden schools.
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Mike DeNardo
August 22, 2018 - 1:48 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — City officials and volunteers fanned out across Camden on Wednesday, sprucing up school buildings for the Sept. 6 start of class. Outside of the Camden Promise Academy, crews with weed whackers trimmed the overgrown grass, and bulldozers cleared debris from lots...
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Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
August 21, 2018 - 8:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Commonwealth Court ruling Tuesday allows a key school funding case to proceed. Commonwealth Court deemed that the lawsuit challenging the equity and adequacy of Pennsylvania's school funding system can go forward to trial. The court denied a claim by legislative...
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The School District of Philadelphia's "First Year Teacher Handbook"
School District of Philadelphia
Justin Udo
August 21, 2018 - 8:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some School District of Philadelphia students are spending their summer helping teachers make sure they are ready to hit the ground running when they get back in to the classroom. Khalid Abogourin, a rising senior at Philadelphia Virtual Academy, helped put together a...
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