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(National Spelling Bee co-winner Sriram Hathwar poses for a photo during his tour of Wills Eye Hospital, in Philadelphia.  He hopes to be an ophthalmologist some day.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Spelling Bee Champ Gets Tour of Wills Eye Hospital, With Dreams of Opth… Optham…

Fourteen-year-old Sriram Hathwar was one of two young men who tied for first place this year at the National Spelling Bee, in Washington DC. He hopes to be an eye doctor someday.

08/29/2014

Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard announces the partnership outside the Promise Neighborhood Family Success Center in Camden, New Jersey. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Camden School District Launches New Neighborhood Partnership

Just days before the Sept. 2 opening of schools, the Camden School District is joining forces with the Center for Family Services in the Landing Square neighborhood to give parents more resources to help their children.

08/28/2014

Chris Nowinski, of the Sports Legacy Institute, speaking at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Shipley School, in Bryn Mawr, Keeping Spotlight on Sports Concussion Dangers

Avoiding concussions among young athletes was the focus of a daylong discussion at a Main Line school that is addressing the issue head-on.

08/28/2014

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Local Nonprofit Creates Web Tool To Help Parents Find Pre-K Child Care Programs

“Great Philly Schools” has launched a new web tool to help parents choose early-childhood programs.

08/27/2014

(The Darby Free Library's current building.  Photo provided)

Darby Free Library, Nation’s Oldest, Pleading For Funds To Avert Closure

The Darby Free Library has been around for 271 years, but officials say they may have to radically change their operations if they can’t find money for their everyday expenses and some capital improvements.

08/27/2014

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Chesco Family Files Lawsuit Over Teen Girl’s Head Injury at Soccer Practice

The lawsuit claims the girl, an incoming freshman at Downingtown High School East, collided with another player during a preseason soccer scrimmage, injuring her head.

08/26/2014

(The main entrance to the campus of Girard College, near 22nd Street and Girard Avenue.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Judge Rejects Girard College Plan to Eliminate High School, Boarding

The board that oversees the 165-year-old school says the decision threatens its financial stability.

08/26/2014

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Experts Advise Parents On How To Ease Back-to-School Transition For Children

With the last few days of summer vacation, children in the Delaware Valley will soon be back in the classroom. And two local experts have some practical wisdom for parents of children headed back to school.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/26/2014

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Pediatricians’ Rx For Schools: Later Start Times

Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.

08/25/2014

School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Group Plans To Sue The State To Address Problems In Phila. Schools

A group is preparing legal action, to try to force the state to address shortcomings at Philadelphia public schools.

08/24/2014

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Philadelphia Teachers, Students Prepare For Another School Year With Less

Back to school shopping is now in full swing throughout the Delaware Valley, but for some, what was once a time of excitement has now turned into a hardship.

08/22/2014

(The newest graduates of Septa's summer internship program share a lunch at Septa headquarters in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

18 More Students Complete Septa’s Summer Internship Program

It’s a program that benefits both the students and the transit agency.

08/22/2014

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Superintendent Says Plan To Cut Public Transportation Fare For High Schoolers Off The Table

“We withdrew that because we’re in conversations now with SEPTA, and we’re trying to find a way to resolve this issue,” Hite explained.

08/21/2014

(Volunteers plant greenery at Dunbar Elementary School, near 12th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue in North Philadelphia.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Volunteers Pitch In To Spruce Up a North Philadelphia Elementary School

This is the third year that “People Helping People” has helped the staff of Dunbar Elementary get ready to open, and the volunteer force has grown to about 200 people.

08/21/2014

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NJ High Schoolers To Get Mandatory Training on CPR and Defibrillator Usage

A spokesman for the New Jersey School Boards Association says it’s good for high school kids to be trained — just in case.

08/21/2014

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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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