Education

CDC study finds racial, regional disparities as schools in Pa., elsewhere, reopened for in-person learning

BY: - July 6, 2021

The highest racial disparities were in Ohio and Pennsylvania, where on average, students of color were 21 percent and 23 percent less likely to have access to full-time, in-person learning. 

COMMENTARY

Critical race theory: What it is and what it isn’t | Opinion

BY: - July 6, 2021

Critical race theory provides techniques to analyze U.S. history and legal institutions by acknowledging that racial problems do not go away when we leave them unaddressed.

Will six Pa. State System universities merge? A vote is expected this month.

BY: - July 4, 2021

The merger would result in lay-offs and some online classes to accommodate students spread out across the campuses.

‘We’re still in the game.’ Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf praises $40.8B budget for education investments

BY: - June 30, 2021

“We’re still in the game,” he said. “We still have the ball, but I don’t think anybody — including me — has said that this is where we want to be. It’s a step.”

COMMENTARY

Closures of Black K-12 schools across the nation threaten neighborhood stability | Analysis

BY: - June 29, 2021

Residents of the St. Louis neighborhood known as The Ville have been fighting for years to stop the closing of Charles H. Sumner High School, the oldest historically Black high school west of the Mississippi River.

College athletes in line to gain control over image, likeness in Pa. budget bill

BY: - June 25, 2021

At least 20 states have signed similar proposals into law in the last year, according to the sports business analyst Kristi Dosh.

COMMENTARY

The University of All of Them: PASSHE merger mania is on the fast track | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - June 25, 2021

Though it appears the fix is in, many questions about PASSHE system redesign still remain.

Nellie Bly push loses steam, funding source as budget negotiations continue

BY: - June 24, 2021

Gov. Tom Wolf’s second attempt at creating the Nellie Bly Scholarship Program, a potential lifeline for students at Pennsylvania’s 14 state-system schools with unmet financial need, will likely not be part of the fiscal 2021-22 state budget, its sponsor says. 

COMMENTARY

This budget season, the General Assembly must address education funding inequality in Pa. | Opinion

BY: - June 24, 2021

It’s time for a new normal: a commitment to all students regardless of their zip code. The time for that commitment is now.

Poll: Majority of Pennsylvanians think slot revenue should be reallocated from horse racing industry

BY: - June 22, 2021

Whether it’s for funding students at Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities or another purpose, the majority of registered voters in Pennsylvania believe tax revenue from slot machines in the commonwealth should be reallocated away from the horse racing industry, despite having read or heard little about the issue, according to a new poll. 

‘That is how we will lift up our nation’s middle class’: In Pgh, VP Harris touts child tax credit

BY: - June 21, 2021

In her first visit to Pittsburgh since becoming vice president, Harris met with children in a summer camp program at a neighborhood rec center.

College athletes score a big win in the U.S. Supreme Court in NCAA dispute

BY: - June 21, 2021

The 9-0 decision in NCAA v. Alston was delivered by Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, who said the college athletics body is not exempt from antitrust law.