Education

Pa. Senate plan would create new state commission to study higher ed. funding issues

The panel would consider a number of factors when making a decision on how to pay for higher education in Pennsylvania

Should parents be allowed to raid retirement funds to pay for their kids’ needs...

At the state and federal level, politicians who want to address pressing issues without spending public dollars are looking to let individuals mortgage part of their own future for the good of their kids.One...

Here’s how York County is working to close the workforce gap | Opinion

We've created “Pathways to Prosperity”, a countywide workforce development plan that will help us reach our goals.

Charter school cap efforts are gaining momentum. Here’s why | Analysis

A number of states are considering laws to put charter school growth on pause, saying they drain resources from public schools. A school finance expert explains the logic behind the efforts.

In Harrisburg, ‘500 Men Reading Week’ encourages the growth of thousands of city school...

It's the second week of March - which means that '500 Men Reading Week' is in full throttle here in Harrisburg.I was made aware of this initiative a few years ago through my now-good...

Mental health services decline in schools as police presence grows: report

Students in 2019 are more stressed and anxious than ever before, but new research suggests they're not getting the mental health services they need in school.

Wolf’s teacher pay raise plan is a dubious prescription | Opinion

Wolf’s proposed mandate is the state’s attempt to narrow its embarrassing teacher pay gap while failing to address its underlying causes.

This proposal to simplify federal student loans deserves a look. Here’s why | Opinion

Addressing the loan repayment process, especially for subsidized federal student loans, is another step toward giving every student the opportunity to choose their best path forward.

Education group wants Wolf to prevent Corbett-appointed charter school board from making rulings

A leading education organization is calling on Gov. Tom Wolf to prevent a state board from ruling on charter school appeals until he works with the state Senate to fill its six seats.According to...

Fate of former Corbett official’s charter school lies with ex-colleagues

During her year-and-a-half stint as Pennsylvania’s top education executive, Carolyn Dumaresq oversaw hundreds of charter schools across the state.Last month, though, she hit a stumbling block in her quest to open one of her...