education

Bucks County Community College is offering free healthcare courses, and it's all about filling a hole in a fast growing industry.
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Justin Udo
July 15, 2019 - 4:22 pm
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Bucks County Community College is offering free healthcare courses, and it's all about filling a hole in a fast growing industry. From dental assistants and EKG technicians to nurses aides, students have the chance to enroll in a number of different healthcare...
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David Madden
July 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
CAMDEN, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — Officials in the Camden school district are pointing to a newly released study, conducted by Stanford University, to bolster their claims that things are improving for students. The study conducted by CREDO, the school’s Center for Research on Educational Outcomes,...
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Mike Dougherty
July 10, 2019 - 7:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Camden County College and Stockton University have announced a new dual admission partnership so students can make a seamless transition. Under the agreement, students who finish their associate degree will get automatic junior standing at Stockton. And those who didn...
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Justin Udo
July 07, 2019 - 1:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There was some panic at Thomas Jefferson University's East Falls campus Sunday morning after a computer glitch mistakenly sent out an active shooter alert. For Justin Young, a third-year student at Jefferson who is on campus over the summer helping with freshmen...
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Justin Udo
July 07, 2019 - 11:51 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — College graduates in Pennsylvania may be feeling the student loan crisis a little harder than the rest of the country. The average college graduate in Pennsylvania owes a little more than $36,000 in debt, the highest in the country, according to Douglas McIntyre with...
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The man who spent decades in charge of Montgomery County detectives is starting an art and music school for veterans, first-responders and their kids.
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Jim Melwert
July 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The man who spent decades in charge of Montgomery County detectives is starting an art and music school for veterans, first-responders and their kids. Oscar Vance was chief of Montgomery County detectives for 30 years, retiring in 2012. Through his Vance Community...
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A West Philadelphia charter school wants the school board's blessing to run a high school. But that blessing hasn't come.
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Mike DeNardo
July 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A West Philadelphia charter school wants the school board's blessing to run a high school. But that blessing hasn't come. Dr. Naomi Johnson Booker says the district promised her that when her Global Leadership Academy charter took over Huey Elementary School two years...
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Gov. Tom Wolf
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Tony Romeo
June 28, 2019 - 2:37 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania lawmakers have now finished work on a new state budget. Gov. Tom Wolf said the spending plan and its companion bills will become law. The new budget has more money for education — nearly doubling early childhood education funding in five years — and...
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School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
June 28, 2019 - 11:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The board of the School District of Philadelphia has voted to give Drexel University $7 million toward the construction of a new home for two Philly schools. Drexel approached the board two weeks ago, asking for a $7 million contribution to start construction on a...
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Mike DeNardo
June 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia school board chose to put-off a controversial vote to sell the Belmont Charter School building Thursday. It wasn't the controversy, but a bill in Harrisburg that caused the board to slam the brakes on the deal. The Belmont Charter School was offering...
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