Don’t ever believe ‘it won’t happen here.’ Schools must be ready for mass shooters | Opinion
The first step to any complete safety plan is the hiring and training of armed school resource officers.
I’m an independent. Here’s what Republicans get wrong about the student debt crisis | Opinion
It is infuriating to see Republican leadership continually attempt to render the student debt crisis a partisan issue.
Year-round school, a new curriculum, enhanced safety: Here’s the Philly schools’ new 5-year plan
'This is our roadmap for how we're going to align all of our resources in the school district,' Superintendent Tony Watlington Sr. said.
On Uvalde anniversary, Pa. Dem’s bill looks to fortify schools | Thursday Morning Coffee
With the nation pausing to remember the first anniversary of the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas this week, a Democratic lawmaker in the state House pleaded the case for his plan to avert a similar tragedy in Pennsylvania.
Pa. lawmakers propose $10K student-teacher stipend, rewards for mentors
Their bill, dubbed the Educator Pipeline Program, also includes a $1,000 stipend for cooperating teachers who mentor student-teachers.
What book bans and the Hollywood writers strike have in common | Heather MacDonald
Book bans have reached a fever pitch. In 2022 alone, at least 2,571 unique books were banned or challenged. The American Library Association reports that challenges to books have doubled in the last year through organized efforts to reshape our country’s access to information. Luckily, this educational hit list has been met with resistance. Elected […]
More states are giving students more money to pay for community college
By Elaine S. Povich As the idea of free community college gains traction across the country, some lawmakers have gotten bolder in their concepts — expanding existing programs or pitching legislation that would offer free college to anyone. The latest example is Massachusetts, where Democratic Gov. Maura Healey’s 2024 budget includes $20 million to expand the state’s […]
5 tips for buying baby toys that support healthy development | Opinion
Americans spend $20B on baby toys. But it's hard to know which toy will be fun, educational and developmentally appropriate.
Racial slurs, dress codes, few Black teachers: How Black girls say Philly schools are failing them
'We cannot create equitable education spaces without intentionally considering the needs of Black girls,' experts said.
Pa.’s U.S. Rep. Smucker: Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan is a ‘bailout’
U.S. House GOP lawmakers zeroed in on culture war issues as they grilled U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona.
This year, local school board elections matter more than ever | Lloyd E. Sheaffer
Political agendas, not the well-being of pupils, are driving aspirants endeavoring to lead local school districts.
4-day school weeks, gaining in popularity, face pushback from lawmakers
Several states have imposed restrictions or bans on four-day schools