Education

(The Pale family shows off their new certificates of US citizenship.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Education Meets Civics: New U.S. Citizens Sworn in at Marlton Elementary School

This process began about 16 years ago for the Pale family, from the Phillippines.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

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Swastika Incident at a Montco Middle School Ignites Concern

The Upper Dublin school district, in Montgomery County, was getting in touch with community leaders after a Jewish student was taunted with a swastika at a middle school in Dresher, Pa.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

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New Jersey Teacher Diagnosed With Meningitis

An elementary school classroom has been sanitized after a central New Jersey teacher came down with viral meningitis.

04/22/2015

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NJ Teachers’ Union Bails Out of Gov. Christie’s Pension Study Commission

The New Jersey Education Association announced it will no longer work with Gov. Christie’s Pension and Benefits Study Commission until the administration catches up with fund payments it agreed to four years ago.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

(Winners of the "Selma" contest at the National Liberty Museum, in Old City.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Three Students Honored in Philadelphia For Essays Honoring Dr. King’s Selma March

The National Liberty Museum, in Old City, rolled out the red carpet for three students who submitted the winning essays and video speeches marking the 50th anniversary of the historic march.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

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Commonwealth Court Nixes Lawsuit Over ‘Adequate’ Education in Pennsylvania

In dismissing the suit brought by six school districts, parents, and the NAACP, Commonwealth Court ruled that funding schools is an issue for the state legislature, not the courts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

(Project HOME employment services program manager Alexis Pugh, center, poses with the latest graduates of the work training program.  Photo by Lynne Adkins)

Local Program Gives Formerly Homeless Vets a Fighting Chance at Civilian Worklife

Ten US military veterans, all formerly homeless, have graduated from a job training program during ceremonies at a center city Philadelphia hotel.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District Seeks Ideas For Reinventing Existing Schools, Creating New Ones

The school district is inviting educators and communities to submit ideas to turn around the academics at individual schools, or to create entirely new high schools.

04/21/2015

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Survey: Companies To Hire More New Grads In 2015

Good news for the Class of 2015: Employers are reportedly planning to hire 9.6 percent more new grads this year than they did in 2014.

04/20/2015

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All Seniors At A Camden, NJ High School Attending College Next Year And Some Are Getting Paid For It

A charter school in Camden is celebrating its most accomplished graduating class yet.

04/17/2015

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Tenn. Teen Arrested By FBI For Allegedly Making Threats Against Schools In Several States, Including Pa.

The student has not been identified and police have not given his age. He is expected to face federal charges later on Friday.

04/17/2015

(DA Seth Williams engages in a dialogue  with middle schoolers at the City School, in West Philadelphia, on the subjects of bullying, cyberbullying, and sexting.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Phila. DA Williams Warns Schoolkids About Bullying and Cyberbullying

Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams engaged in a dialogue with 60 students at City School about the danger of using electronic devices to hurt someone by either words or photos.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

(Homeland Security special agent William Walker addresses students at Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, in Bryn Mawr.  Photo by Ian Bush)

Officials Bring Message of Online Safety to Students at a Delaware County School

It’s part of a new program by the US Department of Homeland Security, called “iGuardian.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

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What’s Cooking on 1060: Two Fundraisers, and Independence Mall Beer Garden Returns

Coming up this month: two food-related fundraisers for worthy causes, and the reopening of the “Independence Beer Garden,” at 6th and Market.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

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Rowan University Police Put On Body Cameras

Rowan University has become the first New Jersey college where police are wearing body cameras.

04/15/2015

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