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Activists at City Hall hold signs depicting the state money spent on standardized testing.  (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio)

City Council Hearing Looks Into Pros And Cons Of Standardized Testing

Standardized tests like the PSSAs and now, the Keystone exams, are a major measure of student performance in Pennsylvania. But Philadelphia teachers union president Jerry Jordan told a Council hearing that they haven’t helped.


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Penn State To Host ‘Patent Auction’ This December

Penn State is planning to auction off some of its patents online.


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Philadelphia Businesses Are Snatching Up Class A Spaces

Philadelphia real estate is in great demand; both large and small units are being leased quicker than replacement stock can be constructed.


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Therapist Finds Her Career Niche Working With Philadelphia PTSD Patients

Kim Dove, Senior Primary Therapist at Princeton House Behavioral Health in Men’s Trauma, questioned her career and educational choices early in her career.


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Criminal Defense Attorney Passionate About Protecting Rights Of Philadelphians

In order to be a criminal defense attorney, you must have a passion for protecting the constitutional rights of your client, who may not always be likable characters.


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Richard Stockton College Buying Former Showboat Casino

The Richard Stockton College is buying the former Showboat casino and plans to use it as a satellite campus.


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Finding Your Niche Will Lead To Success According To Philadelphia RN

With many people living longer lives and baby boomers (born between 1946-1964) entering elder care age, in-home care is an essential and growing part of the health care industry.


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CEO Changing The Landscape Of How Philadelphia Businesses Use Technology

The CEO of a cloud services provider in Philadelphia, says learning the key fundamentals early is crucial to a successful career in the IT field.


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Philadelphia Professor Brings Art, Technology Together In 3-D App

Dr. Aroutis Foster, Professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia, shares the challenges and rewards of a career as a college educator.


File photos of Governor Tom Corbett and his challenger, Tom Wolf. (Credit for file photos of Corbett and Wolf: Tony Romeo/KYW)

After Expensive Race For PA’s Top Office, Corbett And Wolf Find Out If The Money Pays Off

According to polls, a 60-year-trend could end with this race, as since 1954 the Pennsylvania governor office’s has alternated parties every 8 years.


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Psychologist Guides Philadelphians From Simply Surviving, To Thriving

Pax Tandon is an expert in Positive Psychology and discusses how she uses her education to help others be happy.


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Philadelphia Manager Finds Life Lessons Help With Success In Management

“Along the way, you might change your mind about your career, but if you can pull from the things in your life that drive you or your passions, you will be wildly successful.”


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Positive Economic Growth Is Expected For The Remainder Of The Year In Philadelphia

The economic and job outlook in Philadelphia continues to look positive through 2014 due to new business opportunities.


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Survey Ranks Local College Second In The Country For Social Mobility

The study used five criteria to determine a school’s social mobility score: tuition, percentage of low-income students, graduation rate, median early career salary and the size of the school’s endowment.


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The Phantom Tollbooth: The Surprising Tech Behind Highway Toll Lanes

The idea behind automated toll collection seems simple: A car passes through with a transponder, and a radio sensor charges the owner’s account.





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