Education

(US education secretary Arne Duncan, in blue shirtsleeves, visits the EM Stanton School in South Philadelphia.   Photo by Pat Loeb)

US Education Secretary Visits Philadelphia To Talk About Future of State Funding for Schools

In response, Pennsylvania’s education secretary said Gov. Wolf has plans to address the funding disparity between rich and poor school districts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/20/2015

(Temple medical students attend a reception after finding out at which hospital each will be serving an internship.  Photo by Kristen Johanson)

Locally and Nationally, Budding Doctors Get Their Internship Assignments on ‘Match Day’

At Temple University, there were cries of joy mingled with a few tears of disappointment as more than 200 students learned where they will continue their medical education.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/20/2015

(Gov. Tom Wolf addresses the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children.  DYAEYC executive director Sharon Easterling is at left.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

In Philadelphia, Gov. Tom Wolf Urges Better Funding For Early Education Across Pennsylvania

A friendly crowd greeted the governor, who earlier this month proposed $2 billion in additional funding for early education in Pennsylvania over the next four years.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/20/2015

("Imagination Playground," at the Please Touch Museum.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Please Touch Museum’s Latest Play Area Sports Super-Size Building Blocks

Museum curator Stacey Swigart says “Imagination Playground” gets its name from the giant foam-block play system developed by architect David Rockwell.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/20/2015

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NJ’s Monitoring of Social Media For PARCC Test Cheating Angers Parents

With the new assessment tests already somewhat controversial in the state, some North Jersey parents were upset to learn that a company is being paid to watch their children’s online chatter.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/20/2015

(POW!       Liquid nitrogen mixed with dishwashing liquid punctuates a promotional event for the Philadelphia Science Festival.  Photo by John McDevitt)

With a Bang, Philadelphia Gears Up For Annual Science Festival

With a countdown of “3-2-1…,” soapsuds exploded from a container, covering those gathered on the steps of the Franklin Institute.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

(Students from Randolph High School dance at the Free Library of Philadelphia, at the launch of the "Get Hype Philly" program.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Launches New Program To Get Schoolkids Focused on Fitness

The Philadelphia-based Food Trust heads the new initiative, called “Get Hype Philly.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

(Councilman Wilson Goode Jr., in file image from City of Phila. TV)

Councilman Says ‘Nonprofit’ Shouldn’t Mean ‘Noncontributing’ to Philadelphia Schools

Councilman Wilson Goode calls them “mega-nonprofits” — the city’s universities and health care institutions, which are now exempt from property taxes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

Penn State University. (credit: Sean Laughlin)

Penn State President: Frat System Might Need Review

Eric Barron issued a statement Wednesday night to the Penn State community, saying some senior university leaders see a need for such a review.

03/19/2015

(Details of Katharina Grosse's "Psychylustro," as photographed by Steve Weinik, and shown on Google Cultural Institute.  Image provided)

Google Helps Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Preserve Trove of Its Works Online

It’s the latest addition to the online Google Cultural Institute, an effort by the digital info company to capture significant artworks for all the world to share.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

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Paulsboro High School Open Day After Fumes Sickened Some Students

School is on for Paulsboro High School students today after a strange odor sickened more than a dozen people at the Gloucester County school yesterday.

03/19/2015

Israel Deputy Consul General Elad Strohmayer addresses high school students at Girard College on Wednesday. Strohmayer spoke about Israel's elections this week and the democratic process in the Jewish state. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Israeli Consular Official Discusses Election With Students In Philadelphia

The Deputy Consul General of Israel based in Philadelphia dissected Tuesday’s rough-and-tumble election in his home country and the contrast of the democratic process for students at Girard College on Wednesday.

03/18/2015

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Phila. School District Implements New Plan Aimed At Improving Early Childhood Education

The School District of Philadelphia is launching city wide literacy programs aimed at students from pre-K through 4th grade.

03/18/2015

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

Camden School District Partners With Salvation Army on Community Resource Centers

At the Salvation Army’s Kroc Community Center, Camden schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard (at lectern) said the idea is to engage the uninvolved.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

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