Commentary

Charter school cap efforts are gaining momentum. Here’s why | Analysis

A number of states are considering laws to put charter school growth on pause, saying they drain resources from public schools. A school finance expert explains the logic behind the efforts.

Here’s what needs to be dragged into the light | Editorial Cartoon

It's 'Sunshine Week' in Pennsylvania - we still have a bit of work to do.

The hugely important court fight over abortion rights you’re not hearing about is right...

The U.S. Supreme Court is getting all the attention. But here's another reason why the states are critically important to the abortion rights fight too.

These students were once captives of Boko Haram. Now they’re finding new meaning to...

Four young women who escaped Boko Haram during the 2014 Chibok schoolgirl kidnapping are now studying in the US. Their professor recounts a recent breakthrough in their quest to go to college.

Raise the minimum wage? For Pa., there’s no time like the present | Opinion

For every analysis that connects higher minimum wages to unemployment, others show little or no overall job impact.

In Harrisburg, ‘500 Men Reading Week’ encourages the growth of thousands of city school...

It's the second week of March - which means that '500 Men Reading Week' is in full throttle here in Harrisburg.I was made aware of this initiative a few years ago through my now-good...

Check out this map of America’s partisan bitterness | Thursday Morning Coffee

Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers.If you're a regular watcher of cable news, then you've no doubt heard that Americans are more divided politically than at any point in recent memory. But just how divided...

Opioid crisis shows partnering with industry can be bad for public health | Opinion

The interests of pharmaceutical companies and public health are not the same. Industry dollars can distort research agendas, while framing health challenges and solutions in ways that benefit corporations.

Wolf’s teacher pay raise plan is a dubious prescription | Opinion

Wolf’s proposed mandate is the state’s attempt to narrow its embarrassing teacher pay gap while failing to address its underlying causes.

Report: Pa. Supreme Court asked to find the fine line between a Facebook post...

There's a reason no one pokes people on Facebook anymore