Education

Some struggled to adjust to pandemic learning. A Pa. Senate bill could address gaps

The legislation would give parents the power to decide if their child should advance to the next grade level.

All you need to know about school funding inequities in Pa. | Editorial Cartoon

Charter school enrollment shot up during the pandemic, punching a hole in school districts' budgets.

We need to close the digital divide in Pa.’s communities of color | Andrea...

A permanent broadband benefit would rightfully place broadband access in the same category as food, healthcare, and education – things that all Americans count on for survival and basic opportunity.

Wolf to Pa.: Want to see Penn State in-person this fall? Get vaccinated

Carrot, meet stick. Gov. Tom Wolf traveled to central Pennsylvania's high church, Penn State University, on Wednesday, where he made an offer that vaccine-averse college football fans may have a hard time refusing: If they...

Breakfast After the Bell programs reduce school absenteeism | Opinion

By Jacob Kirksey The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Making a healthy breakfast available to students not only can help alleviate hunger and improve concentration at school; it also...

Philly’s Home & School Council highlights fathers’ voices

For the first time in its 124 years, the Philadelphia Home and School Council is being led by Black women.

La junta estatal del sistema de educación superior respalda el plan para consolidar seis...

Las universidades estatales de Bloomsburg, Mansfeld y Lock Haven se consolidarían en una escuela del norte; las universidades de California, Clarion y Edinboro también se combinarían, según el Associated Press.

Building Equity for All: To increase home values and correct injustice, start in Pa....

As our nation strives to correct racial inequities, greater state investment in education is an obvious starting point to ensure that all children attend good schools and have genuine opportunities to succeed.

State higher ed system board backs plan to consolidate six universities to two

(*This story was updated at 5:05 p.m. on Wednesday, 4/28/21 with additional comment from PASSHE and APSCUF, and additional information on the timeline for implementing the consolidation.) Facing sagging enrollment and stagnant state investment, Pennsylvania’s...
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Feds issue year-long extension of free food for school students

The U.S. Department of Agriculture this week issued a year-long extension of a waiver program that lets schools send free food home with students. Originally set to expire this September, the program will now be in effect through June 2022.