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Seven Philadelphia Public School Principals Garner Special Foundation Awards

Each Lindback award comes with a $20,000 stipend to be spent on the school.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/14/2015

(Alison McDowell, holding a sign encouraging parents to have their children not participate in PSSA testing.  File photo provided)

As Pa. School Assessment Tests Begin, ‘Opt Out’ is Some Parents’ Response

The tests are the primary way the state evaluates school performance. Some parents say it prevents teachers from doing their jobs effectively.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2015

(Tony Hanson checks messages from well-wishers on his last day on the job at KYW Newsradio.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Tony Hanson, Mainstay of KYW Newsradio, Caps Off Four-Decade Reporting Career

Our longtime colleague and friend Tony Hanson is retiring today, ending a storied, 37-year career at KYW Newsradio. Listen to our on-air tribute to this legendary reporter.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/10/2015

(Students at South Philadelphia High School pose with their new Kindle Fire tablets, donated by Emmanuel Bussie, second from left in back row.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Former ‘Occupy’ Member’s Newest Activism: Tablet Computers For Philly Schoolkids

Some students at a Philadelphia high school have new Kindle Fires, which came from an untraditional source.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

Bronze sections of the Joe Frazier statue waiting to be assembled. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Long-Awaited Joe Frazier Statue Taking Shape

The statue should be finished by the end of this month, but it’ll be a while before it’s seen in public.

04/09/2015

(Philadelphia's Democratic candidates for mayor, at a forum at the National Museum of American Jewish History on April 8th, 2015.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Lynne Abraham Blames On-Stage Collapse On Not Drinking Enough Water

“I’m drinking water today,” she said at a candidates’ forum in Old City, “something I almost never do.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(Fans camped out in line outside Citizens Bank Park, hoping for standing-room-only tickets on the Phillies' opening day of the 2015 season.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

New Season Begins For Phillies And Their Fans

It’s Opening Day for the Phillies 2015 season, and fans at Citizens Bank Park are ready for the renewal and tradition that a new season brings.

04/06/2015

(credit: CBS3)

Financial Specialist Advises College Students To Make Paying Bills On Time A Priority

About 50 local college students learned a lesson outside the classroom that might be more valuable than anything they learn inside.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/05/2015

First grade teacher Kelly Eisele with students in library of Gen. George Meade Elementary School in North Philadelphia.
(credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio)

Big Federal Grant To Help Link Some Of Philly’s Neediest Elementary Schools With Library Service

The two-year, $1.5 million grant gives each of the ten schools 30 iPads so that students in kindergarten, first and second grades can access e-books from the Free Library.

04/04/2015

(The mayoral candidates' forum was carried live from Central High School on the Pennsylvania Cable Network.  Image from PCNTV)

Central High Students’ Grilling of Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Carried Live on Cable TV

The questions, from Central’s Class 274, covered a wide variety of issues.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/31/2015

(Metal detectors installed at Citizens Bank Park.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phillies to Begin Metal-Detector Screening of Every Ticketholder at Citizens Bank Park

Starting with this Friday’s exhibition game, all fans at all gates at Citizens Bank Park will have to walk through airport-style metal detectors.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/30/2015

Music director Diane Dannenfelser with GAMP choral students
(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Prize From Grammy Foundation Is Music To The Ears Of Students At South Philly Magnet School

A South Philadelphia magnet school is singing for joy after winning a cash prize from the people who hand out the Grammy awards.

03/28/2015

(SRC chair Marjorie Neff, center, chats with schools superitendent William Hite, right, during an SRC session on Thursday morning.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District ‘Lump Sum’ Budget Getting OK’d Despite Funding Holes

Right now, the district’s $2.9-billion preliminary budget for next year is short, according to CFO Matt Stanski.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Elementary Students in Northeast Philadelphia Get Hands-On Lessons in Livestock Farming

The main lobby at Fox Chase Elementary School smelled like a farm today. And for good reason.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

(The 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show.  File photo by KYW's John McDevitt)

Pa. Convention Center Says Shows Are Smoother, Less Expensive Under New Union Rules

The report says labor costs at this year’s Philadelphia Auto Show were down 20 percent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

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