Education

Pa. regulatory panel upholds Wolf’s school mask order; eyes turn to courts

BY: - October 21, 2021

'Executive overreach should be challenged when it occurs,' Pa. House Speaker Bryan Cutler said.

Wolf announces four bills aimed at expanding Pa.’s ‘It’s On Us’ initiative

BY: - October 18, 2021

In 2016, Pennsylvania established its own branch of the national “It’s On Us,” an organization aimed at preventing sexaul assault on college campuses and at schools, under the Wolf administration. However, Wolf noted Monday that it’s time to do more. 

Senate panel advances bill that would require Pa. schools to post curriculum, book titles online

BY: - October 18, 2021

Democrats on the 11-member panel, four in total, unanimously opposed the proposal.

Report: Nearly a quarter of Americans haven’t read a book in the past year | The Numbers Racket

BY: - October 18, 2021

23 percent of U.S. adults say they haven’t read part of or a whole book in print, electronic, or audio format, during the past year

‘Higher education is a partnership’: Pa. State System approves $550M request to help with redesign

BY: - October 15, 2021

If Gov. Tom Wolf and the Legislature grant the $550 million, the State System could also refrain from raising tuition another year.

‘It is a strong state name’: Pa. State System announces new identity for western regional campus

BY: - October 14, 2021

It’s the new name for the three consolidated state-owned universities included in the western portion of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education redesign.

COMMENTARY

How a suburban Pa. school board race became a Trumpian battleground | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 14, 2021

A campaign mailer making the rounds of sleepy Camp Hill, Pa. is a microcosm of the broader culture wars shaping our politics 

In Pa. visit, Jill Biden asks Allentown’s Hispanics to put faith in husband to deliver on promises

BY: - October 13, 2021

'I want to tell you there is hope,' Biden said during a visit to The Learning Hub, a Head Start facility located in Center City Allentown. 'That’s why we are fighting for this infrastructure plan.'

Penn State to require COVID-19 vaccine for all University Park employees

BY: - October 13, 2021

All employees at the Penn State's University Park campus, regardless of whether they work on a federal contract, must provide proof of vaccination by Dec. 8.

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The PSERS scandal, explained | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - October 9, 2021

The FBI and SEC are investigating the state teachers' retirement fund.

Health Department responds to ‘bullying’ accusation, says lawmaker took information out of context

BY: - October 7, 2021

“The letter in question has been used since the beginning of the pandemic — nearly 20 months — and is sent to close contacts — or their parent [or] guardian with quarantine instructions only in situations where the individual is uncooperative and refuses to quarantine."

Philly School District makes changes to 2022-2023 school selection process

BY: - October 6, 2021

'School selection is an important opportunity for students throughout Philadelphia and adding an equity lens to this process is critical,' school district superintendent William Hite said