Education

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Politics or Practice: What shape will post-pandemic education reform take? | Opinion

BY: - July 26, 2021

At both the school and parent levels, decisions may be affected more by politics than by what will provide the best education.

COMMENTARY

The fight over critical race theory is a solution in search of a problem | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - July 23, 2021

The GOP, traditionally seen as the “Grand Old Party” has devolved into the “Groveling Orange Party.”

How will consolidation affect Pa. State System athletics? The NCAA has yet to decide

BY: - July 20, 2021

With the green light given on consolidation, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is preparing for the most transformative redesign in its 38-year history, but it’s unclear what that means for athletics. State System Chancellor Daniel Greenstein testified before the Senate Appropriations and Education committees on Tuesday, reiterating the need for consolidating six schools […]

Pitt faculty efforts to unionize continue with upcoming election to join United Steelworkers

BY: - July 20, 2021

A PLRB hearing examiner ruled last summer that the Pitt administration “artificially inflated” a list of faculty members to delay the faculty’s unionization efforts. In April, the examiner decided that about 3,000 faculty members will be included in the USW bargaining unit, according to a press release.

COMMENTARY

Our teachers are essential workers. We need to treat — and pay them — that way | Opinion

BY: - July 18, 2021

I think it is time for us, as parents and grandparents, to stand up for our teachers and our public schools.

The Pa. State System of Higher Ed. has $75M in one-time funds. Here’s the preliminary spending plan

BY: - July 15, 2021

“We’ve been working on all of these things for really the last three years and in many cases, more,” State System Chancellor Daniel Greenstein said.

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Bans on critical race theory could have a chilling effect on how educators teach students about racism | Opinion

BY: - July 15, 2021

Perhaps no topic has dominated education news in 2021 like the debate over whether or not critical race theory should be taught – or whether it is even being taught – in America’s schools.

Pa. State System unanimously moves to consolidate six schools into regional campuses

BY: - July 14, 2021

With a phased implementation process, the plan will begin in the fiscal year 2022-23. Consolidated campuses will have one president and a leadership team. 

It’s a ‘win-win.’ Pa. lawmakers, student-athletes celebrate name, image, likeness legislation

BY: - July 12, 2021

The new legislation makes Pennsylvania the 25th state to give student-athletes NIL rights.

2021-22 Budget Breakdown: Education, Higher Ed | The Numbers Racket

BY: - July 12, 2021

After the $40.8 billion  budget was approved by the General Assembly and Gov. Tom Wolf last month, both Wolf, a Democrat and the Republican-controlled Legislature, touted its savings while spending in a few key areas, including education.  Wolf to sign $40.8B budget that spends on education, saves billions for the future Here’s a breakdown of […]

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With merger vote looming: Do we want universities that help us remember and reimagine Pa.? | Opinion

BY: - July 11, 2021

Place-based, regional public universities improve our shared understanding of our history and our contemporary opportunities.

Pa. families can opt for an additional year of learning. What to know before July 15 deadline

BY: - July 9, 2021

With a new option to hold their kids back a grade to address pandemic-related learning losses, Pennsylvania families will have to make a decision soon.