education

Construction is underway on the first phase of a major expansion at Central High School.
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Mike DeNardo
June 04, 2019 - 3:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Construction is underway on the first phase of a major expansion at Central High School. They gathered with shovels for a dirt-tossing photo op at Central High School, but in reality, the construction behind them had been going on for three weeks. It's the start of 14...
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Elliot Weinbaum
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Mike DeNardo
June 03, 2019 - 12:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Kids, of course, have access to their class textbooks and school library, but with the launch of a project in 10 Philly schools, kindergarten through third-graders have been able to pick out books they're truly interested in — and keep it in their personal home...
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National Liberty Museum Young Heroes program
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Hadas Kuznits
May 30, 2019 - 3:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly 900 students across 18 Philadelphia schools celebrated the completion of a year-long curriculum on social justice Thursday afternoon at Temple University's Liacouras Center. The National Liberty Museum Young Heroes program teaches kids how to address social...
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 Gov. Phil Murphy
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Steve Tawa
May 23, 2019 - 4:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy visited Rowan College at Burlington County in Mount Laurel to talk about expanding tuition-free community college for thousands of students throughout the state. 24-year-old Erin Finter of Medford, who is going into her second year at Rowan...
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Early childhood education
Seth Wenig/AP
May 21, 2019 - 12:05 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys, yet only half of them had readings considered ideal. Overall, 7% of kids had high cholesterol in surveys from 2009 to 2016. That was down from 10% a decade earlier. In children, high...
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Lynne Adkins
May 20, 2019 - 3:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's hard to keep up with school work when you're stuck in the hospital for weeks or months at a time. As a result, education has become a key part of the treatment plan for young patients at area children's hospitals. Jennifer Sciolla, director of school programs at...
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In this May 16, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at the Capitol in Washington.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
May 17, 2019 - 1:29 pm
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the House approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The protections would extend to...
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Pedro Rivera, the Pennsylvania secretary of education, visited two Philadelphia elementary schools Wednesday.
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Hadas Kuznits
May 15, 2019 - 5:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pedro Rivera, the Pennsylvania secretary of education, visited two Philadelphia elementary schools Wednesday. Rivera stopped by the Morton McMichael School and the Paul L. Dunbar School to learn more about what's working there for the students and craft suggestions as...
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Word that nearly two dozen Philadelphia schools were getting classroom air conditioners came during the district's budget hearings before City Council.
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Mike DeNardo
May 14, 2019 - 5:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There should be some cooler classrooms in Philadelphia schools soon as the district plans to add air conditioning to more schools next year. Word that nearly two dozen Philadelphia schools were getting classroom air conditioners came during the district's budget...
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David Madden
May 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Public school officials in Camden have revised the future, a bit, for a pair of schools targeted for closure come the fall to bridge a $27 million deficit. The Cream School will still be converted into an early childhood facility and the Veterans School will be closed...
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