Education

The School District of Philadelphia.
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Mike DeNardo
August 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — School starts in a week, and crews have been busy working to remove environmental hazards in school buildings. As the school year begins, the district is continuing its efforts to remove or stabilize lead paint in its aging buildings. This summer at Heston Elementary...
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Symphony for a Broken Orchestra
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Mike DeNardo
August 26, 2019 - 3:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sandpaper. Glue. Tightening tools. For music teachers like Mike Huff, these repairing utensils are a godsend. "I was using paper clips to tighten up chin rests before," he said. "Now, I have this little tool." About 70 itinerant teachers in Philadelphia like Huff...
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Science Leadership Academy gets ready to move into Ben Franklin High School
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Mike DeNardo
August 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The new school year will bring dramatic changes for two Philadelphia high schools on opposite ends of the academic spectrum, as the schools will be sharing the same building. Students at Science Leadership Academy are going to class in the same building as Ben...
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medical marijuana
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Justin Udo
August 22, 2019 - 2:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The University of the Sciences is offering a one-of-a-kind program focused on the business side of pot as it looks to create leaders in the medical marijuana industry. Medical marijuana is now legal in 33 states, and as demand for it continues to grow, so do the job...
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Rowan University is touting a 14.5 million grant from the Army, the largest research grant in the school’s history.
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David Madden
August 21, 2019 - 3:18 pm
GLASSBORO, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Rowan University is touting a 14.5 million grant from the Army, the largest research grant in the school’s history. It’s goal? To help improve military equipment which, in time, could strengthen some of the things you use every day. They’re working on developing...
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William Tennent High School
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Mike DeNardo
August 20, 2019 - 5:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Workers are beginning to shore up structural weaknesses that made parts of William Tennent High School off-limits — two weeks before classes are set to begin. Crews are installing industrial-grade posts to reinforce what engineers called "underbuilt concrete haunches...
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Energy-efficient windows
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Mike DeNardo
August 12, 2019 - 3:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The second year of Philadelphia's clean energy campaign has helped create more jobs and improve the learning environment at a few Philly schools, according to city officials. At Northeast High School, crews are installing energy-efficient windows and upgrading the...
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Jim Melwert
August 07, 2019 - 2:37 pm
LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A federal judge is letting a discrimination case move forward, brought by two former Friends’ Central School teachers who were fired over controversy about a Palestinian speaker. Former Friends’ Central teachers Ariel Eure and Layla Helwa were fired in...
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Mayor Jim Kenney
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Hadas Kuznits
August 07, 2019 - 12:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The city's free pre-school program is open for enrollment for the upcoming school year, and Mayor Jim Kenney is reminding parents to sign up. All children who will be 3 or 4 by Sept. 1 are eligible for the PHLpreK program , which is available across more than 140...
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August 05, 2019 - 1:04 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state report released Monday said bullying, self-harm and suicide were the most common concerns fielded during the first half-year of operation for a new threat reporting system that covers Pennsylvania schools. The 21-page report by the state attorney general's office said...
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