Education

More than books: How Pa.’s libraries are connecting with communities during coronavirus shutdowns

ERIE, Pa. -- Digital story time, extended e-book collections, and a growing collection of educational and entertaining video resources on a variety of platforms are some of the ways librarians in Pennsylvania are changing...

COVID-19 in Philly: School superintendent says school year could be over

By John N. MitchellPHILADELPHIA -- The third marking period of the school year, which has already ended, could be the end of the school year, School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William Hite said Tuesday.“I...

Childcare providers seek $100M in aid to ride out COVID-19 pandemic

The money would help centers that rely on tuition payments maintain their payroll and overhead costs until the COVID pandemic abates.

Student loan agency’s meeting amid COVID-19 outbreak sets ‘double standard,’ transparency advocates say

Amidst a statewide shutdown that saw many Pennsylvanians confined to home, the state’s taxpayer-supported student financial aid agency voted last week to relax grant requirements for students whose degree programs stand to be affected...

‘The biggest feeling is sadness’: With classes canceled, teachers try to keep teaching |...

We must encourage and support our public educators to find ways to keep our students actively involved in learning and engaged.

Dept. of Ed Cancels PSSA, Keystone and other school exams

The cancellation comes nearly a week after Gov. Tom Wolf ordered Pennsylvania schools to close amid growing concerns of a COVID-19 outbreak.

Wolf orders Pa. public schools closed for two weeks in response to coronavirus

Schools across the commonwealth will close for two weeks under a new order from Gov. Tom Wolf to contain the spread of COVID-19.All 500 school districts will be shuttered for 10 business days, until...

Lincoln cancels face-to-face classes; Cheyney extends spring break

Lincoln began emptying out its dormitories on Wednesday. The university will shut them down — for the remainder of the semester — by Sunday.

Erie’s fight for a new community college has statewide implications. This is why |...

(*This op-Ed has been updated to correctly reflect the number of community colleges in New York, New Jersey and Ohio.)By Ronald A. DiNicola Next week, the state Board of Education will have an opportunity to...

U.S. Senate votes to ax DeVos student loan policy

Pennsylvania's two senators, Democrat Bob Casey, and Republican Pat Toomey, split on the vote. The House has approved its own version.