Education

Temple University announces anti-racism initiative

It calls for reinvesting in Temple’s Department of Africology and African American Studies, prioritizing recruitment and retention of faculty and employees of color, investing in campus-wide anti-racism training and launching a bridge program for North Philadelphia youth.

The state Board of Ed advanced new science standards for the first time in...

Proposed guidelines approved by the state Board of Education last week represent the first comprehensive update to Pennsylvania’s science education standards in nearly two decades.

Duquesne U. prof put on leave after using ‘N’-word multiple times in video class...

A Duquesne University student who asked to remain anonymous told Pittsburgh City Paper that the professor who said the n-word was Gary Shank of the university’s School of Education.

‘You keep us going,’ Jill Biden tells NEPA educators during town hall on COVID-19...

The once -- and perhaps future -- Second Lady met and offered virtual words of encouragement to educators in a critical part of the state.

No match for COVID-19, Temple Univ. students get ready for life online

As of Sept. 8, Temple had 283 active cases among students and employees, according to the student newspaper, The Temple News. 

How Pa. strips people living with autism and intellectual disabilities of personal choice |...

It’s time for common sense to guide our disability policies and to restore choice to the individuals we serve. The current, one-size-fits all isn't working.

Philly schools hire new chief operating officer

Reginald B. McNeil previously worked as executive director of capital programs for the Charleston County School District in Charleston, S.C.

Despite past success, Pa. may not be able to track spread of COVID-19 in...

Since Pennsylvania reported its first cases of COVID-19 in March, the state has closely tracked outbreaks in nursing homes, prisons and day cares, publishing detailed data to show how those congregate settings affect local...

Schools stare down teen mental health crisis as they prepare for largely virtual year

Psychologists and pediatricians say children learn and develop best in schools, where they can socialize with peers under the eye of watchful adults. 

Against Wolf’s wishes, PIAA greenlights fall sports

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, or PIAA, voted 25-5 to allow fall sports to begin on Monday, Aug. 24, as long as schools approve health and safety plans and submit them to the state first.