Education

Senator Vincent Hughes
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
September 07, 2018 - 3:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Regional leaders from Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs gathered outside an Overbook school in disrepair on Friday, calling for Pennsylvania lawmakers to allocate funding for improvements to school buildings. "It is a state problem," said Senator Vincent Hughes. "...
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school board
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
September 06, 2018 - 1:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It was another heat-shortened day for Philadelphia school students on Thursday. And the new school board is asking about the prospects of cooling the district's aging buildings. At a meeting of the new school board's finance and facilities committee, Board President...
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Mayor Kenney with pre-K students
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
September 06, 2018 - 12:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia's pre-K program will add 250 seats, right away, thanks to the final settlement of a lawsuit over the tax that pays for it. The good news is tempered by the delays in the expansion of the program. As originally envisioned, Philadelphia's pre-K program...
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Sonia Sotomayor
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
September 06, 2018 - 6:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A United States Supreme Court justice made a stop in Philadelphia Wednesday evening to deliver a special message to children of all ages. For 13-year-old Hector, hearing Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speak and have her sign his copy of her recently released...
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School District of Philadelphia
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Rachel Kurland
September 05, 2018 - 12:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia School District has announced that students will be dismissed once again at noon on Thursday because of high temperatures. All after-school activities including all athletic programs and professional development sessions scheduled for Thursday are...
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Christ the King Church on June 4, 2014, in University City, Mo.
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Justin Udo
September 04, 2018 - 8:53 pm
MORTON, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Wednesday marks the first day back in the classroom for students at a Delaware County school. But due to unforeseen circumstances, this school year is very different than what they've seen in years past. In June, a fire ripped through Our Lady of Angels Regional...
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From left: American Federation of Teachers President Jerry Jordan, local Commonwealth Association of School Administrators President Robin Cooper, and City Councilwoman Helen Gym discuss state funding for air-conditioned classrooms.
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
September 04, 2018 - 7:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With a heat index expected around 105 degrees, Philadelphia schools are dismissing students at noon Wednesday, and some say that illustrates the need for better conditions in the city's aging school buildings. As students left a sweltering Paul L. Dunbar School, a...
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The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Kim Glovas
September 04, 2018 - 1:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia School District has announced that students will be dismissed at noon on Wednesday because of high temperatures. All School District of Philadelphia schools will dismiss students at noon on Wed., Sept. 5 due to continued high temperatures. All after-...
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Talks with the Catholic teachers union went all night.
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Mike DeNardo
September 04, 2018 - 11:59 am
UPDATED: 12:42 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Teachers at 17 Catholic high schools in Philadelphia and the suburbs have approved a contract agreement one day before classes are set to start for Archdiocese schools. About 650 members of the Association of Catholic School Teachers heard details...
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Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
September 03, 2018 - 11:27 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Negotiators for the Archdiocese and teachers at Catholic high schools are back at the bargaining table Monday trying to reach a contract agreement before the union holds a general membership meeting Tuesday morning. Association of Catholic Teachers president Rita...
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