education

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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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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Mike DeNardo
August 19, 2019 - 6:01 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Museum of Art has scrapped its policy of giving free admission to area art school students. Since the 1970s, the museum has given free admission to art students at eight colleges, but that perk is no more. In a statement, the museum said it wasn't...
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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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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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Philadelphia teacher orientation
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Mike DeNardo
August 05, 2019 - 11:21 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With the start of the 2019 school year one month away, nearly 700 newly hired Philadelphia teachers gathered at the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush in Northeast Philly Monday to start a week of orientation, coaching and planning. Maria Lobron, one of the hundreds of new...
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