Education

(Dr. Amy Hoch addresses a self-harm conference at Rowan College at Gloucester County.  Photo by David Madden)

In Gloucester County, Workshop Focuses on Preventing Self-Harming Behavior in Minors

The session, held at Rowan College at Gloucester County, featured psychologist Amy Hoch, who pointed out that hurting oneself is a cry for help.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

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Central High School Students Attend Philadelphia Opera’s ‘Don Carlo’ Starring A Central Alumnus

Central High School students studying music and the Italian language attended the final dress rehearsal of Verdi’s grand opera, Don Carlo, at the Philadelphia Academy of Music Wednesday.

04/22/2015

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After Showboat Tangle, Stockton University President Herman Saatkamp Calling It Quits

In a two-page letter to the school’s board of trustees, Herman Saatkamp says he’ll stay on until the end of August.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(The blue pathway, made of permeable paving material, and the mulched garden are designed to absorb rainwater.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

A South Philadelphia Elementary School Gets Rainwater Management System

Part of the asphalt playground at the Nebinger Elementary School has been transformed into a rain garden.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

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Rowan U. Football Players Take The Field For Bone Marrow Donations

“Are you interested in saving a life today?” a team member asked passersby while handing out information leaflets.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

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Philadelphia Group Lobbies Pa. Legislators For Fair Funding For Public Schools

Hopping on a bus parked on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the fifty men and women say they are young professionals rallying for fair education funding for Philadelphia schools.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

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Official: Up To 14 Percent Of Students Opt Out Of PARCC Test

New Jersey’s top education official says between 3 and 14 percent of the state’s public school students have opted out of a newly implemented standardized test.

04/22/2015

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite.   File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Schools Chief Lukewarm to State Takeover of Some Low-Performing Schools

Low-performing schools in Pennsylvania could wind up in a state-run district, under a new proposal in Harrisburg. Philadelphia superintendent William Hite says that could put additional financial pressure on Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(The Pale family shows off their new certificates of US citizenship.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Education Meets Civics: New U.S. Citizens Sworn in at Marlton Elementary School

This process began about 16 years ago for the Pale family, from the Phillippines.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

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Swastika Incident at a Montco Middle School Ignites Concern

The Upper Dublin school district, in Montgomery County, was getting in touch with community leaders after a Jewish student was taunted with a swastika at a middle school in Dresher, Pa.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

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New Jersey Teacher Diagnosed With Meningitis

An elementary school classroom has been sanitized after a central New Jersey teacher came down with viral meningitis.

04/22/2015

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NJ Teachers’ Union Bails Out of Gov. Christie’s Pension Study Commission

The New Jersey Education Association announced it will no longer work with Gov. Christie’s Pension and Benefits Study Commission until the administration catches up with fund payments it agreed to four years ago.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

(Winners of the "Selma" contest at the National Liberty Museum, in Old City.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Three Students Honored in Philadelphia For Essays Honoring Dr. King’s Selma March

The National Liberty Museum, in Old City, rolled out the red carpet for three students who submitted the winning essays and video speeches marking the 50th anniversary of the historic march.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

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Commonwealth Court Nixes Lawsuit Over ‘Adequate’ Education in Pennsylvania

In dismissing the suit brought by six school districts, parents, and the NAACP, Commonwealth Court ruled that funding schools is an issue for the state legislature, not the courts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

(Project HOME employment services program manager Alexis Pugh, center, poses with the latest graduates of the work training program.  Photo by Lynne Adkins)

Local Program Gives Formerly Homeless Vets a Fighting Chance at Civilian Worklife

Ten US military veterans, all formerly homeless, have graduated from a job training program during ceremonies at a center city Philadelphia hotel.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

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