Education

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Report: Rowan University Generates More Than $1 Billion For NJ

The research, which considered Rowan’s $440 million operating budget the school’s main economic driver, found that the university has an annual statewide economic impact of $1.23 billion.

02/25/2015

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Chosen Few Emerge From Philadelphia High-Tech Charter School Lottery

Thousands of parents learned Tuesday whether their child was awarded a spot in the K-12 Math, Science & Technology charter in the far Northeast.

02/24/2015

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Fire Damages Allentown School, Giving Students A Day Off

A fire early Tuesday at Allentown’s Cleveland Elementary School gave students an unexpected day off.

02/24/2015

Teens in Philadelphia get to become city officials for the day as part of PAL Day activities. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Teens Become Honorary City Officials For The Day

Eighteen Philadelphia students are spending the day getting an insider’s view of City Hall, as part of the annual PAL DAY activities.

02/23/2015

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New Jersey Assembly To Weigh Scaling Back Scope Of Standardized Tests

Lawmakers are set to vote Monday on a bill aimed at addressing some parents’ concerns surrounding the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers tests.

02/23/2015

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Local Terrorism Expert Weighs In On Threat To Malls In 3 Countries, Including U.S.

What is the potential for an attack in this region?

02/22/2015

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New Castle, Del. Police Department Holds A Naming Contest For Its New Clydesdale Horse

The New Castle County police department is turning to youngsters in the community to help name a new horse in the mounted patrol.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/22/2015

The School Reform Commission granted conditional three-year charters to five schools, but denied 34 others. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Group Advocating For More Philly Charter Schools Responds To Decision To Approve 5 Of 39 New Charters

The Hoboken-based Choice Media, Inc. is returning to the Philadelphia television airwaves in the next week or so, depicting parents whose children were shut out of fully-enrolled charters.

02/21/2015

Physical Education teacher John Kosic has organized this event at Peirce Middle School for 30 years. (credit: Tracey Dukert)

Local Teacher Honored For Raising More Than $30K For American Heart Association

At Pierce Middle School they’ve been holding Volleyball for Heart since 1985. The driving force behind the event is the man who started it thirty years ago, Physical Education and Health teacher John Kosic.

02/21/2015

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Penn State Students Begin Dancing 2 Nights Away For Charity

More than 700 Penn State students hope to dance two nights away, without ever sitting down.

02/20/2015

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Penn State Fraternity Suspended Over Hazing Allegations

The fraternity’s national leadership said Friday chapter’s interim suspension will remain in effect until the end of the month.

02/20/2015

Lt. Chris Flanagan (credit: Pat Loeb)

Busted: College Student Named Dean Orders Fake IDs Only To Find Out They Were Sent To The School’s Dean

What’s in a name? Well, if your name is Dean and you’re having fake IDs mailed to you at your university, it could mean you’re busted.

02/20/2015

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Report: College Is Worth It, But How Worth It Depends On Your Major

That’s the takeaway from a new report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce.

02/20/2015

(A representative of AT&T presents a check to the social service agency "Congreso."  Photo by Brad Segall)

Corporation Helps Underwrite Growth For a Local Social Service Agency’s Programs in Montco

A sizeable corporate donation from AT&T will help Congreso expand a job training program for some high school students.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/20/2015

Ten science and technology students were given the opportunity to ask astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti one question each as the ISS passed directly overhead at 1:18 p.m. Thursday. (credit: Paul Kurtz/KYW)

Bucks County High School Students Speak With Astronaut Aboard The International Space Station

The classroom came to life at Council Rock High School South Thursday as students placed a call to the International Space Station.

02/19/2015

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The Black History Showcase aims to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of Black history, while enhancing pride and dignity among those who indentify with the culture.

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