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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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Philadelphia Police Officer Donates Dozens Of iPads To Help Non-Verbal Students Communicate In Class

On Thursday, a Philadelphia police officer gave five public schools a gift they could never have afforded on their own– iPads that will help non-verbal students communicate in class.

02/19/2015

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Dozens Of Delaware School Districts Closed Friday Due To Dangerous Cold

Twenty-six schools districts throughout Delaware have announced closings for Friday, February 20 due to the dangerously low temperatures and wind chills predicted.

02/19/2015

(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks with youth violence-prevention specialists at a meeting at Temple University.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Mayor Nutter Calls For Long-Range Strategy To Combat Youth Violence in City

Mayor Nutter today told stakeholders involved in youth violence prevention that they should commit to a long-term effort and not go for short-term fixes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Legendary Philadelphia music producer Kenny Gamble and Darrell McDaniels, "DMC" of Run-DMC, share a moment during a motivational presentation for students at Universal Audenreid High School.  Photo  by Mike Dougherty)

Music Carries a Motivational Message to a Philadelphia High School

Grammy-winning producer Kenny Gamble was joined by “DMC” of the seminal hip-hop group, Run-DMC.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(A child tries her hand at Chinese calligraphy at the Please Touch Museum, in West Philadelphia.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Please Touch Museum Again Brings Lunar New Year Festivities To The Younger Set

Families at the museum are celebrating the start of the “Year of the Goat” on the Chinese calendar with a variety of themed activities.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

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Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Chime In on Philadelphia School District Problems

The six candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Philadelphia mayor took part in a forum hosted by the Business Association of West Parkside.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(The School Reform Commission, during a contentious meeting on February 19, 2015.  Schools superintendent William Hite is standing in background.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

School Reform Commission Says Its Vote on Charter Applications Will Have Little Budget Impact

The district faces an $80-million deficit next year, but SRC chair Bill Green says adding five charters won’t break the budget because four of the schools would open in 2016.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Image from the anti-heroin video produced by the Bucks County DA's office.)

Bucks County, Pa. Debuts Online Video Spotlighting the Tragedy of Heroin Addiction

Prosecutors say the video, “Heroin Kills,” tells the heartwrenching account of a mother who prays she’ll never get the call that her daughter has died of an overdose.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Jerome Allen, men's head basketball coach at the University of Pennsylvania, photographed at the Palestra by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Jerome Allen

Penn basketball coach Jerome Allen is opening the door to opportunity for young people.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

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

Philadelphia SRC Approves 5 New Charter Schools, 4 Arrested During Heated Meeting

The meeting was frequently disrupted by protesters as the School Reform Commission granted conditional charters to five schools.

02/18/2015

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Princeton University Reports Suspected Case Of Measles

Princeton University says they have received a report of an undergraduate student with a suspected case of measles.

02/18/2015

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