Education

COMMENTARY
A Texas law says slavery cannot be taught as part of the ‘true founding’ of the United States (Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images/The Conversation).

How politicians are seeking to control classroom discussions about slavery | Opinion

BY: - August 16, 2022

A Texas proposal to refer to slavery as 'involuntary relocation' is part of an ongoing effort to hide its horrific and brutal nature.

Pa. back-to-school spending at all-time high amid inflation, supply chain concerns

BY: - August 15, 2022

The state's back-to-school shoppers are expected to spend $814 per child for clothing and supplies.

COMMENTARY

Pa.’s teachers are out of pockets for out-of-pocket expenses | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - August 13, 2022

Nationwide, teachers will spend $3.2 billion on their classrooms this year, or about an average of $820 each.

Black Studies Art

La Salle University to offer new minor in Black Studies

BY: - August 13, 2022

Among the issues that will be explored in the program will be systemic racism, social justice, health and wellness, education, intersectionality, cultural contributions and anti-racist frameworks and scholarship, as related to members of the Black diaspora in the Americas.

Report: Teachers will spend $820 each on their classrooms this year | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 10, 2022

Already stressed by the pandemic, educators will dig into their pockets for decor, supplies.

COMMENTARY

To prevent shootings, teachers needed to be armed with information, not guns | Opinion

BY: - August 10, 2022

The idea that more police officers, more metal detectors, more drills, and more guns will stop school massacres has stretched the bounds of credulity.

Pa. Rep. Ryan floats constitutional amendment to eliminate property taxes | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 9, 2022

Long a property tax reform evangelist, the Lebanon County Republican, who's retiring, is taking one last stab.

COMMENTARY
Teachers face a range of challenges, but hiring more teachers won’t fix them (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez).

The most recent efforts to combat teacher shortages don’t address the real problems | Opinion

BY: - August 9, 2022

The root cause of the problem is a longstanding overall lack of respect for teachers and their craft, which is reflected by decades of low pay, hyper-scrutiny and poor working conditions.

COMMENTARY

5 of the biggest threats today’s K-12 students and educators face don’t involve guns | Opinion

BY: - August 5, 2022

While many American students and their parents worry that the next mass shooting could happen at their school, schools are also facing a number of other threats that do not involve guns. Many of these threats are related to the mental health of educators and students.

Mrs. Dee opened a Philly child care center mid-pandemic. It’s been hard

BY: - August 1, 2022

The center provides a snapshot of the child care sector’s difficult comeback after more than two years of COVID safety rules, staff shortages, and financial strain.

Democrats in Congress, including Pa., press Biden to extend pause on student loans

BY: - July 29, 2022

The Federal Reserve estimates that the total U.S. student loan debt is more than $1.75 trillion.

Philly Community College program aims to fight nationwide truck driver shortage

BY: - July 27, 2022

The non-credit program launches in September, officials said.