graduation

University of Pennsylvania campus
Antionette Lee/KYW Newsradio
KYW Staff
March 16, 2020 - 8:26 pm
The University of Pennsylvania announced that because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s commencement will be canceled. Read more here.
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N.J. state capitol
Dreamstime
David Madden
January 01, 2019 - 10:15 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A three-judge panel has thrown out a part of the complicated requirements necessary for New Jersey public school students to graduate. The decision, handed down on Monday, affects a change scheduled to take effect for the class of 2020. Requirements that students...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
November 15, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Congratulations, you're a college graduate — and you're now in debt. But Lindsay Ahlman, a senior policy analyst for The Institute for College Access and Success, which researches ways to make college more affordable, said the next Congress intends to take up the...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
November 14, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you graduated in the spring and borrowed money to pay for your college education, it's now time to begin the process of repayment. But Jacquelyn Basso, a CPA based in Downingtown, advises not to default on your loan. She said not repaying the money will hurt your...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
November 13, 2018 - 4:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Students who graduated from college in the spring must now begin repaying those student loans. Jojo Brown is facing that costly reality. Brown dropped out of college in her 20s, owing thousands of dollars in student loans — an obligation she ignored, but one that was...
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Dreamstime
Mike Dougherty
August 01, 2018 - 7:26 pm
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Colleges around the country, including two in Pennsylvania, are implementing a new alternative to student loans for tuition payments. At Messiah College outside Harrisburg, students are beginning to sign up for income sharing agreements in lieu of traditional...
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Sixty-six students graduated high school through the Gateway to College program in Camden County.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
June 21, 2018 - 5:15 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — More than 60 students in Camden County who gave up on high school got another chance to earn their diploma. The Gateway to College program in Camden takes an unorthodox approach to helping students earn their high school diploma. "We provide young people with a real...
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Left: Rapone raises his left fist while displaying a sign inside his hat that reads "Communism will win." Right: Rapone displays a shirt bearing the image of socialist icon Che Guevara under his uniform.
Courtesy of Spenser Rapone via AP
June 19, 2018 - 10:02 am
By Mary Esch, Associated Press WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his West Point graduation were intentionally shocking: In one, the cadet opens his dress uniform to expose a T-shirt with a blood-red image of socialist icon Che Guevara. In another, he raises his...
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Central High School
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
June 12, 2018 - 2:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's high school graduation season is underway. Central High School, one of the country's oldest high schools, is celebrating the graduation of its 277th class. As Kate-Lynn Rice gets ready to head to college in Binghamton, New York, she cannot help but...
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Philadelphia Police Department graduates
Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
June 07, 2018 - 5:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Police Department graduated their largest cadet class in over a decade Thursday. More than 125 new officers were sworn in at Temple University's McGonigle Hall. Dressed in their blues, one by one, new police officers stepped onstage to receive a...
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