Education

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Suggested Overhaul to Pa. School Funding Formula Made Public

A commission empaneled to examine a potential overhaul Pennsylvania’s public school funding formula has revealed its long-awaited recommendations.

06/18/2015

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South Jersey Mom Shows Pride For Her Son’s Accomplishments In Big Way

Aljelani Igwe, also called “AJ” is an 18-year-old from Camden who is set to graduate from LEAP Academy next week.

06/17/2015

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South Philly Youth Team Will Revisit History During Monthlong National Tour

The Anderson Monarchs, named after the Negro League baseball team, will leave Philadelphia this evening and hit the road for a 23-day, 20-city tour that will cover more than 4,000 miles.

06/17/2015

(Wendy Fox, a volunteer, reviews results with a participant in the older driver evaluation program.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Older Drivers Get a Free Competency Review at NE Philly Clinic

Volunteers helped aging drivers review their driving issues, polish their skills, and learn techniques for adapting to declining abilities.

06/16/2015

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Staff Cuts and Tax Hikes Are The New Normal For School Districts Across Pennsylvania

School districts across Pennsylvania are responding to rises in fixed costs, including pensions and charter schools, by: (A) raising property taxes, (B) reducing staff, or, in many cases, A and B.

06/16/2015

(Some parents came equipped with a fan for graduation ceremonies in the non-air-conditioned auditorium at Masterman School.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Phila. Schools Dismiss Early Again Due To Heat; Some Persevere For Graduations

The nine city public schools with graduation ceremonies planned for today had the option of remaining open past noon for the ceremonies.

06/16/2015

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Harvard Study Claims Daughters Of Working Moms Earn More And Are More Likely To Be Bosses

Leaving your child to go to work is actually better for them, according to researchers from Harvard Business School.

06/16/2015

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Pennsylvania Senate Votes For Delay Of Keystone Exams

The state Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would put off for two more years the use of tests as part of public school graduation requirements in Pennsylvania.

06/16/2015

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All School District Of Philadelphia Schools To Dismiss At Noon On Tuesday Due To Heat

Due to the high temperatures forecasted for tomorrow, all School District of Philadelphia Schools will dismiss early at 12 p.m., Tuesday, June 16.

06/15/2015

(Pennsylvania public school advocates had to forego the bus for their statewide "bus" tour when it developed a fuel leak.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. Education Advocates Begin Statewide Tour To Pitch For Funding

The two-week effort by a coalition of unions and community groups called the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools urges legislators to support Governor Wolf’s education budget.

06/15/2015

(A classroom of the Grayson School, housed at St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church school, in Broomall, Pa.   Photo provided)

Pennsylvania Approves Area’s First Private School For Gifted Students

The Grayson School is expected to open this fall, in Broomall, for grades K through 6, with plans to expand to all grades.

06/15/2015

(Karl Morris, visiting the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Karl Morris, Building Community Through The Arts

A mail carrier by day, Morris has a passion that consumes the rest of his life: the arts.

06/15/2015

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Study: Pa. School Districts May Face Extra Expenses In Helping Students Meet Graduation Requirements

Starting with the class of 2017, Pennsylvania high school students will have to pass Keystone Exams in algebra, biology and literature to graduate.

06/13/2015

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Burlington County College And Rowan U. Team Up To Make Tuition More Affordable

Burlington County College and Rowan University have formed a partnership designed to streamline the transfer process and make tuition more affordable.

06/13/2015

(A participant asks a panelist a question at a summit on high school graduation rates, held at the Chemical Heritage Society offices.  Photo by John McDevitt)

In Philadelphia, Dissecting How To Increase High School Graduation Rates

Philadelphia lags about 15 percentage points behind the national average in the rate of high school graduation.

06/12/2015

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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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