Pre-K

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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Mayor Jim Kenney toured Inside Your Child's World, a preschool in Elmwood.
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Mike Dougherty
January 04, 2019 - 1:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney and city officials are celebrating the second birthday of free pre-K in the city. He's taken a lot of heat over the soda tax, which funds the program, and says it's all worth it because of the progress he's seeing. On Friday, Kenney toured Inside Your...
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Dreamstime
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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More than 100 Camden children graduated from a pre-K program at formal ceremonies on the Rutgers-Camden campus Friday morning.
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David Madden
June 22, 2018 - 11:37 am
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — More than 100 Camden children graduated, so to speak, from a pre-K program at formal ceremonies on the Rutgers-Camden campus Friday morning. They now move on to formal education, many with the promise of a college scholarship if they do well in school over the next...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
June 19, 2018 - 1:33 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — In another sign of a painless budget season this year, the state House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday morning unanimously approved a new state spending plan with no new taxes that provides more money for education — and for school safety. It’s something pretty...
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Mayor Jim Kenney stands with pre-K students at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia.
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Molly Daly
June 01, 2018 - 2:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City officials capped the first full school year of Philadelphia's free pre-K program, and the start of enrollment for the next, with a celebration on Friday morning at the Please Touch Museum. The occasion was overshadowed by a soda industry lawsuit, as well as a...
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney
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Mike DeNardo
April 13, 2018 - 10:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - Mayor Kenney is accepting an award Saturday, for his efforts to expand pre-K. The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation is giving Mayor Kenney its first Yellow Rose Award, for his push to fund city pre-K programs. The city is slowing its expansion of pre-K during a...
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