early childhood education

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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Gov. Phil Murphy
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Ian Bush
April 15, 2019 - 4:33 pm
WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Sharing is a fundamental standard in early education classrooms, and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and state Senate President Steve Sweeney quickly caught on to the rule. Perched on seats designed for apolitical 4 year olds, the grown Democratic men created bird...
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Dreamstime
February 12, 2019 - 3:30 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you have children between the ages of 2 and 5, the odds are pretty high that they are spending a lot of time watching TV or interacting with computer...
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Mark Abrams
September 18, 2018 - 3:49 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Tuesday the distribution of more than $20 million to expand preschool programs in 31 school districts, including several in South Jersey. Schools in Bellmawr, Lindenwold and Woodlynne in Camden County are among those to share in the...
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Mayor Jim Kenney
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Justin Udo
August 02, 2018 - 5:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An initiative by Mayor Jim Kenney recently scored a big win, and now he's looking to use that win to fund different initiatives around the city. For more than a year, the Philadelphia soda tax has faced litigation over its statewide legality. "Pennsylvania Supreme...
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Gov. Tom Wolf touts the importance of education for Pennsylvania’s economy during The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading convention.
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Paul Kurtz
July 24, 2018 - 5:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia is playing host this week to The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading convention. More than 700 educators, stakeholders and community coalitions will be brainstorming through presentations, panels and dialogue during the event, which runs through Friday...
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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
June 12, 2018 - 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The People's Emergency Center is planning to expand its services to families in homeless shelters thanks to a three-year grant. The Vanguard Strong Start for Kids Program is contributing nearly $1.5 million over three years to the PEC in West Philadelphia for its...
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Office of U.S. Senator Bob Casey
Hadas Kuznits
May 03, 2018 - 5:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sen. Bob Casey visited the KenCrest North Childhood Education Center on North Broad Street Thursday where he discussed with parents and educators the state of Pennsylvania's children. "In Senate Bill 1806, we need to get a Republican to work with us to pass this bill...
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Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
April 20, 2018 - 9:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A celebration was held Friday at the School District of Philadelphia building to help families become aware of federally funded programs for young children. Cybil Pinkerton, an education field administrator with the school district, says the goal of the "Week of the...
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