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Philadelphia-Area Universities Line Up Diverse Group Of Commencement Speakers

It’s graduation season, and area colleges and universities are getting ready for ceremonies that traditionally feature a guest speaker.

05/04/2015

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James Gallagher To Be First Lay Principal for West Catholic H.S.

He will be replacing longtime West Catholic Prep principal Sister Mary Bur this summer.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/02/2015

Financial Jeopardy winner Vraj Patel, Bensalem High School, proudly accepts his grand prize scholarship of $5,000 from TruMark Financial Chief Executive Officer Richard F. Stipa and Assistant Vice President of Community Relations Randi Marmer.
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Local High School Student Takes Home Scholarship For Winning “Financial Jeopardy”

The competition is based on the hit TV game show, and it’s the second year in a row the winner comes from Bensalem High School.

05/02/2015

(Representatives from area colleges display their school insignia at Hagan Arena, during "College Signing Day."  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Philadelphia High School Seniors Celebrate Their Impending College Education

About 3,000 high school seniors from around Philadelphia filed into Hagan Arena, at St. Joseph’s University, for the first ever “College Signing Day.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/01/2015

(CCP president Donald Generals, at lectern, makes remarks during his inauguration at Congregation Rodeph Shalom.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

Community College of Phila. President Inaugurated After 10 Months On The Job

Donald (“Guy”) Generals has been an advocate for community college education for two decades. Now, he is hoping to push forward even more here.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/01/2015

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Some Parents Still Upset With Revised Registration List at Bridesburg Elementary

A change in kindergarten registration procedures at a Philadelphia public elementary school has drawn the expected protest by some parents whose kids were accepted, then rejected, for admission next year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/01/2015

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At Girard College, Marking 50 Years Since Beginning of the End of Segregation There

Some of the original Freedom Fighters whose protest led to the desegregation of Girard College in the 1960s were back outside the school this morning, celebrating 50 years since their historic demonstration.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/01/2015

Brandon Dixon (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Decades After Struggle To Integrate, Girard College Produces 2nd Gates Millennium Scholar

The school is preparing to graduate its second Gates Millennium Scholar , 50 years after Philadelphia civil rights activists began marching to desegregate.

05/01/2015

Freedom Fighters Kelvin Kelly (left), Karen Asper (standing in middle), Kenneth Salaam (right) and Eugene Dawkins (bottom). (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Celebrating 50 Years Since Protesters Help Open Door To Black Students At Girard College

The Freedom Fighters will spend Friday morning re-enacting the historic march at Girard College.

05/01/2015

(Philadelphia mayoral candidate Anthony Williams, right, shakes hands with supporters at a rally in Love Park.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Candidate Williams Concentrates on Union Support, Sidesteps Questions About School Funding

A report released by progressive groups and supporters of public education says three wealthy Main Line hedge fund partners are spending millions on advertisements for Williams in the waning weeks of the campaign.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

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Ursinus College Names New President

Brock Blomberg will become the seventeenth president in Ursinus College’s 146-year history, following the sudden death last fall of the Montgomery County liberal arts college’s previous leader.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

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Abington H.S. Chess Team Wins 3 National Titles

The Abington High School chess team beat out 40 teams from around the country to win a national championship at this year’s US Chess Federation’s national tournament. Two students won individual titles.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

Mike Berenstain (black shirt) unveils the new Berenstain Bears book at CHOP Wednesday. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

CHOP Unveils New Book Teaching Kids What To Expect At Hospitals

The new Berenstain Bears book was unveiled Wednesday morning.

04/29/2015

Retired Major General Wesley Craig, the former adjutant general of the Pennsylvania National Guard, speaks at an event hosted by Pre-K For PA. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Local DAs: “Pay Now For Pre-K or Pay Later For Crime”

There was a show of support Wednesday morning for the expansion of “Pre-K” and early childhood education, as advocates were joined by the district attorneys from Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware and Chester Countries.

04/29/2015

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West Chester U. Student Overcomes Disability With Vision Of Hope

When Tarik Williams was diagnosed with a genetic disease that robbed him of his central vision in 2009, he vowed he wouldn’t let it rob him of his future.

04/29/2015

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