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Local College Offers Students Classes Online Or In Person From Meeting-To-Meeting

Some colleges offer courses online, some offer them in person, but Peirce College is looking to change that format altogether.

03/28/2015

(Members of the African Children's Choir perform at the Annenberg Center, at the University of Pennsylvania.  Photo byPat Loeb)

African Children’s Choir Visits Penn Campus

The choir was formed 30 years ago by a Canadian relief worker who found it hard to get people interested in the struggles of African children.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

(The Mongolian students and some of their Philadelphia hosts, at the Academy of Natural Sciences.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Global Warming Is Study Topic as Mongolian Schoolgirls Meet With Philadelphia Counterparts

Two groups of students, from Philadelphia and Mongolia, have been working online together to study the effects of global warming. And now, five teens from Mongolia are visiting Philadelphia until the end of this month.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

(Visiting German students getting a briefing at Camden City Hall during their tour of government offices.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

German Students Visiting Camden County Taking Plane Crash News In Stride, Says Teacher

The students, who are being hosted by Collingswood High School and were in Camden today, will be flying back home on Tuesday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

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Debate Over NJ’s New Standardized Test Shifts From Classroom To Legislature

Parents in New Jersey who don’t want their kids to take the PARCC test appear to have lawmakers on their side

03/26/2015

(SRC chair Marjorie Neff, center, chats with schools superitendent William Hite, right, during an SRC session on Thursday morning.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District ‘Lump Sum’ Budget Getting OK’d Despite Funding Holes

Right now, the district’s $2.9-billion preliminary budget for next year is short, according to CFO Matt Stanski.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Naje Taylor, center, is one of the young people who were once in foster care.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Philadelphia Coffee Shop With a Mission: Helping Former Foster Kids Bloom as Adults

The Monkey and The Elephant, at 29th Street and Girard Avenue, employs young people who are aging out of the foster care system.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

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Five Penn Students Win $150,000 Each For Their Community Service Projects

The University of Pennsylvania has chosen five students for its inaugural “President’s Engagement Prize,” created for students who have a plan to make the world a better place.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

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Hundreds Of Local Kids Gear Up For Challenging Science Fair

The 67th annual Delaware Valley Science Fairs takes place next week at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Days Off Being Scheduled At Area Schools For September Papal Visit

Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia is expected to draw millions of people to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in September.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Sunday, August 31, 2014 was the last day for gambling at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.   File photo by David Madden/ KYW)

Stockton University Finds Itself Hamstrung By Trump Casino in Attempt to Convert Showboat

Officials at Stockton say they knew about the longstanding covenant between Trump Entertainment and the Showboat, but were assured it wouldn’t be a problem.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

(Dee Bailey, leading the annual "Black History in the Barbershop" event.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Camden Barbershop Becomes a One-Day Black History Museum and Celebration Point For Community Leaders

Dee Bailey, executive director of the business consulting firm Each One Teach, led the activities honoring three local community change makers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

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Elementary Students in Northeast Philadelphia Get Hands-On Lessons in Livestock Farming

The main lobby at Fox Chase Elementary School smelled like a farm today. And for good reason.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

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PSU Prez Seeks To Minimize Bad Frat Behavior

Fraternities have been making for some bad headlines recently, including one at Penn State accused of posting photos of nude or partly-nude women, some of whom were apparently asleep or passed out.

03/25/2015

(A scene from Ken Burns' documentary, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.")

Philadelphia Treatment Facility Offering Preview of Ken Burns’ New Cancer Documentary

Wednesday night’s preview for the cancer community is sponsored by Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

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