Don’t ever believe ‘it won’t happen here.’ Schools must be ready for mass shooters | Opinion

BY: - May 28, 2023

The first step to any complete safety plan is the hiring and training of armed school resource officers.

Black borrowers hold a disproportionate share of student loan debt, and many likely were recipients of Pell Grants.

I’m an independent. Here’s what Republicans get wrong about the student debt crisis | Opinion

BY: - May 27, 2023

It is infuriating to see Republican leadership continually attempt to render the student debt crisis a partisan issue.

School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Tony Watlington Sr.

Year-round school, a new curriculum, enhanced safety: Here’s the Philly schools’ new 5-year plan

BY: - May 25, 2023

'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

BY: - May 25, 2023

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.

Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia (Photo by Amanda Mustard for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

Pa. lawmakers propose $10K student-teacher stipend, rewards for mentors

BY: - May 23, 2023

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

BY: - May 23, 2023

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 […]

A student at the Community College of Baltimore County stands near the bus stop at her school in 2022. Many states are looking to give grants to residents to make community college practically free for some students. Elaine S. Povich/Stateline

More states are giving students more money to pay for community college

BY: - May 22, 2023

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

BY: - May 22, 2023

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

BY: - May 18, 2023

'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’

BY: - May 17, 2023

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

BY: - May 9, 2023

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

BY: - May 9, 2023

Several states have imposed restrictions or bans on four-day schools