Education

(Helen Gym, a political activist for public schools, won one of five Democratic nominations for a City Council at-large seat.  Photo provided)

Some New Faces Win Democratic Nominations For Phila. City Council

Helen Gym, Allan Domb, and Derek Green edged out incumbents Ed Neilson and Wilson Goode Jr. for nominations. Kenyatta Johnson and Maria Quiñones-Sánchez survived district challenges.

05/19/2015

(Philadelphia DA Seth Williams, left, watches as a pre-schooler gets a look at a mock voting machine.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

DA Seth Williams Wants To See Pre-K Ballot Question Approved

Today, Williams stood with children in front of a mock voting booth at City Hall.

05/18/2015

(A school lunch.  File photo by Beau Wade.)

Food Workers at Phila. Schools Get New, Retroactive Contract

Cafeteria workers and noontime aides at Philadelphia public school have agreed to a new contract that calls for wage increases and work rule changes.

05/18/2015

Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Hite Sees Danger In Bill To Address PA Struggling Schools

Appearing at a state Senate Education Committee hearing on the measure that would place struggling Pennsylvania schools in a state-run system, Philadelphia School Superintendent William Hite said there are aspects of the bill that could support efforts to improve schools.

05/17/2015

(The "VIBE" experiement, with its inner and outer boxes rigged with sensors.  Photo provided)

Council Rock H.S. Students Advancing Space Exploration With Science Experiments

The students are part of the “Council Rock United with NASA to Create Hardware” program, or “CRUNCH.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/16/2015

(A digital rendering of the veterans' memorial as it will look outside Hatboro-Horsham High School.  Image provided)

New Military Veterans’ Memorial Being Unveiled at Hatboro-Horsham H.S.

The school’s director of choral activities, Bill Naydan, came up with the idea for a veterans’ monument at the high school as he toured through Europe.

05/15/2015

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

Phila. School District Considers Privatizing School Nurses

Schools superintendent Wiliam Hite says the cash-strapped school district is simply exploring ways to expand student health services without spending more money.

05/14/2015

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Scores of Teachers Being Laid Off in Camden School District

Camden schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard says the evaluation and budget process had been going on since January, and all those who will lose their jobs at the end of this academic year were notified yesterday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

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Lockdown Lifted At All Bridgeton Public Schools

Police are working to see if they can determine where the call was made.

05/12/2015

(Images of suspect Bradley Stone before and after modification by a Souderton student at the request of the Montco DA.)

Montco High School Student Honored For Helping DA via Photoshopping Skills

“Cory (Azeff) was able to use the facilities at Souderton High School digital media lab to create an image for us that more closely reflected what the suspect looked like on that day,” DA Risa Ferman says.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

Philadelphia School Reform Commission (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Two Philadelphia Charter Schools Fail To Have Charter Renewed By School Reform Commission

A dozen Philadelphia charter schools earned new terms, but the School Reform Commission has turned thumbs-down on renewing two others.

05/12/2015

A ceremonial check representing a grant to Webster Elementary School is presented by Cole Hamels (far right) and Heidi Hamels (far left) to principal Shawn Wright (wearing Phillies jersey).  Photo by Mike DeNardo.

Cole Hamels Foundation Donates Another $53,000 To Schools in Philadelphia

Eight Philadelphia schools are recipients of the latest round of grants from the Hamels Foundation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2015

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Threat Prompts Shelter-in-Place At Burlington County School

The non-specific threat reportedly came into the Burlington County Institute of Technology in Westhampton around midnight Monday.

05/11/2015

(Michele Rovinsky-Mayer, associate vice president and Title IX coordinator of Drexel University, testifies before Philadelphia City Council's education committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Area Schools Want To Make It Easier to Pursue Campus Sex Assault Cases

Supporters say the concept, nicknamed “Yes Means Yes,” will allow a sex assault case to move forward even if the alleged victim didn’t explicity say “no.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/09/2015

Ocean

Experts, Tracking Great White Shark Off NJ Coast, Say No Warning Is Warranted

First, get that “Jaws” music out of your head.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/08/2015

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