Education

Chris Christie, in file photo. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/ Getty Images)

Gov. Christie To Give Speech On Academic Standards

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to lay out his vision for academic standards, an area where both Republicans and Democrats have internal disagreements.

05/28/2015

(Mayor Nutter hands Dr. Marciene Mattleman a city proclamation in her honor at Philadelpha City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Education Advocate Marciene Mattleman Honored For Decades of Service in Phila.

Mattleman is retiring next month. She has been a tireless worker for literacy in Philadelphia and her education commentaries have aired for years on KYW Newsradio 1060.

05/27/2015

(Cameron Powell demonstrates the operation of the character "Zazu" to a group of students.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Phila. Schoolkids Get Lesson in Puppetry Showmanship From ‘Lion King’ Experts

Cameron Powell, who plays “Zazu,” said the actor must bring both human and animal qualities to the puppet’s performance.

05/27/2015

File photo of a classroom. (credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/Getty Images)

Pa. Teacher Who Appeared To Be Drunk & Passed Out On Desk Now On Leave, Banned After Removal From Classroom

Newport School District Superintendent Ryan Neuhard says state police were asked to investigate after “the teacher appeared to be intoxicated and was in possession of alcohol.”

05/27/2015

Joy fist-bumps Alex with her new hand. (Credit: Ian Bush)

Giving Children a Hand is a School Project – And Then Some – For Chester County Students

Westtown seniors Casey Dech, Alex Nunes, and Xan Lorimer — under the guidance of faculty advisor Steve Compton — created a mechanically-activated hand for Joy, printed using the 3-D facility at Nemours DuPont Pediatrics.

05/27/2015

(Schools CFO Matt Stanski, superintendent William Hite, and SRC chair Marjorie Neff at a City Council budget hearing.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

School Officials Present Their Budgetary Wish List to Philadelphia City Council

They were getting a less-than-warm reception.

05/26/2015

(Camden schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard talks to a parent about the city's pre-kindergarten program.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Camden, NJ Pushing For 100-Percent Enrollment in City’s Free Pre-K Program

Schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard was going door-to-door, handing out pamphlets and getting the word out.

05/26/2015

(Joe Willams runs the welding program at A. Philip Randolph Technical High School, on Henry Avenue.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Joe Williams, Passing Along The Worthy Art of Commercial Welding

Master welder Joe Williams spent decades in construction. Eventually he decided he it was time to do something more.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/25/2015

Philadelphia School Reform Commission (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Voters Approve Ballot Question Calling For SRC To Be Abolished

By a 3-1 margin, voters approved abolishing the state-run School Reform Commission, but it’s non-binding.

05/24/2015

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

New City Website Shows Taxpayers’ Effects Of Proposed School Funding Program

Mayor Michael Nutter says a new city website will show taxpayers precisely how they would be affected under his plan to fund Philadelphia schools.

05/23/2015

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La Salle Student Shares Her Story Of Overcoming Long Odds To Graduate

Perry told Dom Giordano on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT her hard beginnings are what gave her the resolve to complete her education.

05/21/2015

(Scott Greisler and Kanard Burris chat in a break room at Publicis Health Media, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Participants Say Local Mentoring Program For Older Schoolkids Is A Big Success

“Beyond School Walls” is different from most Big Brothers-Big Sister programs because it works with highschool-aged students instead of young kids.

05/21/2015

12.12.12 Concert

Bon Jovi Breaks Out Guitar At Rutgers University-Camden Commencement

The New Jersey native premiered a new song, “Reunion,” which he said was a gift to the graduates. It began, “This isn’t how the story ends, my friends, it’s just a fork along the road.”

05/21/2015

(Credit: Justin Udo)

New Program Aims To Get Students Excited About The Arts In Philadelphia

“Students at Museums in Philly” is launching a new program geared toward getting teens excited about the arts around the city.

05/21/2015

(credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Report Says Philadelphia’s Dropout Rate Is Down, Graduation Rate Is Up

Philadelphia’s high school graduation rate has shown gains, but it falls well short of Mayor Michael Nutter’s goal. That’s the finding of a report released Wednesday.

05/20/2015

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The Black History Showcase

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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