Education

How to address Pa.’s looming teacher shortage? Increase teachers’ minimum wage | Opinion

Pa. is facing a crisis it has not faced in decades: Qualified teachers are getting scarce. Hiking the minimum salary is a first step to fixing that.

Philly City Council eyes elimination of Free Library fines, debts

Any legislation City Council passes on the issue would be non-binding. The library's board of trustees would make the final call.

Report: Special education costs are ballooning, as state funding lags behind

The stagnant support from the state has forced school districts to shoulder an ever-increasing share of special education costs,

Pa. lawmakers accidentally took away school police officers’ ability to make arrests

Eighty districts across Pennsylvania employed a combined 617 school police officers during the 2017-18 school year, according to the most recent state data.

Wolf, Philly lawmakers back Cheyney despite university’s struggles

As the university awaits a final determination of its accreditation status, state officials deflected questions about their long-term financial commitments.

Lawsuit: Cheyney raided, misused scholarship federal funds as accreditation decision looms

Nicole Rayfield, of Glenolden, says she warned university administrators about their actions, and they fired her in retaliation.

Game changer: What if college athletes got paid? Three questions, answered | Analysis

The California state Legislature has approved a bill that allows college athletes to earn money through athletic endorsements starting in 2023.

School’s out for climate strike? Here’s why teens across Pennsylvania may skip class on...

Dozens of protests are scheduled in Pennsylvania as part of a global climate strike, just three days before world leaders will convene in New York City for the UN Climate Action Summit.

‘More options and opportunities’: At Harrisburg Catholic school, DeVos pushes $5 billion program for...

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai toured Harrisburg Catholic Elementary School, a stone’s throw from the Capitol building, before plugging a plan to get students out of the troubled city school district and into private schools.

Philadelphia can’t impose conditions on charter operator seeking to open middle school, state appeal...

The decision repeals the conditions that Philadelphia's School Reform Commission placed on Franklin Towne’s 2018 application to open a middle school for 450 students.