Education

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AP News
September 04, 2019 - 12:14 pm
A state arbitrator has ruled that a southern New Jersey school district cannot fire a tenured middle school teacher who allegedly used a racial slur in class. Read more here.
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Child unhappy at school.
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Lynne Adkins
September 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
We know that going back to school is stressful for parents and children, but for some kids, it can be too much to handle.
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76ers Dunk Squad entertains students at ceremonies at Robert Morris Elementary
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Mike DeNardo
September 03, 2019 - 10:31 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Summer vacation has ended, and it’s back to the books. Tuesday is the first day of classes for 124,000 students in the School District of Philadelphia. The year started with the traditional bell-ringing ceremony, wide-eyed, nervous students joined the mayor,...
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Mike DeNardo
August 30, 2019 - 11:56 am
The first day for a Pennsauken school was scheduled for Sept. 4, but the start date has been delayed after mold was discovered.
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Air conditioning units
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Mike DeNardo
August 30, 2019 - 6:00 am
More Philadelphia classrooms will have air conditioning as classes begin next week, but the majority still don't.
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Some South Jersey teachers have some free books to start the school year courtesy of the nonprofit called "BookSmiles."
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Mike DeNardo
August 29, 2019 - 5:51 pm
South Jersey teachers have some free books to start the school year courtesy of the nonprofit called BookSmiles.
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Mike DeNardo
August 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District this fall is preparing to launch a comprehensive review of its buildings and enrollment trends. Six years ago, the school district, faced with declining enrollment, closed 23 school buildings. The district later this fall begins a comprehensive...
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Jim Melwert
August 27, 2019 - 5:52 pm
WARMINSTER, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Just days before students return to William Tennent High School, district officials are showing off a temporary fix for what they say could have been a catastrophic problem if it hadn't been found when it was. Some cement started flaking off part of the building...
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Penn Book Center
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Paul Kurtz
August 27, 2019 - 3:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Penn Book Center co-owner Michael Row said he and his wife, Ashley Montague, were about to become two more victims of Amazon. "Amazon is selling a lot of the course materials at less than we can get them from the publisher," Row said. "And free shipping." They...
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Jeremiah Triplett
Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
August 27, 2019 - 12:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A former Archbishop John Carroll High School music teacher admitted in court Tuesday that he an inappropriate relationship with a student. Jeremiah Triplett , 31, pleaded guilty to one count of institutional sexual assault. According to charging documents, Triplett...
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