Education

James Arleth and Asmaro Gist
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
August 20, 2018 - 1:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Labor Day is two weeks away, but Monday is the first day of school for Philadelphia School District teachers. Students report to class on Monday, Aug. 27 — the earliest Philly schools have started in anyone's memory. Franklin Learning Center counselor Asmaro Gist says...
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You Matter
Upper Darby School District
Mike DeNardo
August 19, 2018 - 12:30 am
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — When students at Upper Darby's Garrettford Elementary School head back to class next week, they'll find inspiration in an unlikely place. On the walls at Garrettford Elementary, there are new uplifting messages like "You Matter" and "You are beautiful. You are...
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Moore College of Art and Design students sew school uniforms for kids in South Africa.
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
August 16, 2018 - 4:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sewing machines are always abuzz in adjunct faculty member Rose Kampert's classroom at the Moore College of Art and Design. "When you're a fashion student, you're only making one or two of the same thing. And if you're making two, it's to perfect the first one,"...
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Barbers offered free haircuts for kids during the event.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
August 16, 2018 - 3:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia hosted its 10th annual back to school celebration to help kids and families get ready to head back to the classroom. During Thursday's event at the School of the Future in West Philadelphia, officials gave away more than 8,000...
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School starts in less than two weeks, and some students were invited to Citizens Bank Park to hang with the Phillie Phanatic and get excited about returning to the classroom.
Mike Dougherty | KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
August 15, 2018 - 5:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the first time ever, the first day of school for Philadelphia kids will be before Labor Day. School starts in less than two weeks, and some students were invited to Citizens Bank Park to hang with the Phillie Phanatic and get excited about returning to the...
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STEMCraft
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
August 15, 2018 - 2:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney got a lesson in the world's most popular video game on Wednesday. The teachers were nine-and-ten-year-olds, gearing up for a fundraiser this fall. Robert was glued to the computer screen, even as the grown-ups talked about getting more...
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Self-defense techniques
Emily Harris (Delaware County DA’s office)
David Madden
August 15, 2018 - 1:31 pm
MEDIA, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Some 70 suburban teachers are taking part in a two-day safety workshop organized by the Delaware County District Attorney. This is very much a hands-on experience that DA Kat Copeland says the teachers have been asking for — "how to literally defend themselves in the...
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The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
August 15, 2018 - 7:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dozens of Philadelphia students have applied for a seat at the table with the new school board. A committee is sorting through applications from more than 60 high school juniors and seniors, received before Monday's deadline. School board President Joyce Wilkerson...
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Students from the Community College of Philadelphia collected school supplies to give to local elementary students and their teachers.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
August 14, 2018 - 8:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Students from the Community College of Philadelphia volunteered their time, effort and resources to help hundreds of kids go back to school with the supplies they need. The book bag drive and collection for school supplies was spearheaded by students at CCP. "This...
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New Hire Orientation
Steve Tawa | KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
August 10, 2018 - 4:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Nearly 550 new teachers about ready to enter classrooms for the first time in the School District of Philadelphia jammed to music and received pep talks from the top during a five-day New Hire Orientation event at the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush. New music teachers...
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