Education

Pennsylvania Department of Education Secretary Pedro Rivera.

Pa. Education Secretary Rivera announces departure while schools scramble for fall plans

The turnover comes as public schools across the state scramble to finalize fall reopening plans amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The news was first reported by the Associated Press. Rivera will remain in his current position until October, the AP confirmed.

How can we combat the COVID slide among Pa.’s most vulnerable students? | Opinion

Pennsylvania needs to provide financial support to the students most vulnerable to “COVID slide”-- learning lost during COVID-related school closures.

Penn faculty calls on university to pony up to help pay for city schools

More than 900 faculty and staff are calling on Penn to make payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTS) that will support Philadelphia public schools.

Amidst COVID pandemic, an education system re-boot is needed | Opinion

To educate the whole learner, we must wholly reinvent school. Let’s not build the digital clone of a system that wasn’t working in the first place.
Harrisburg High School

With classes heading online, Pa.’s public schools, online charters find themselves in stiff competition

This summer, Leigh Ann Chow did something she hadn't seriously considered until she found herself living through a pandemic. She enrolled her children in cyber school.

Cheyney U. partners with The Wistar Institute for life science program

“This partnership will equip our students to become leaders with careers in life science research,” Cheyney President Aaron Walton said

Wolf says ‘widespread’ school closure rumor is false

“I want to be clear: I am not closing school buildings or cancelling classes,” Wolf tweeted Friday afternoon. 

Historically Black colleges, universities launch COVID-19 testing program

Delaware State University is one of the first historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to roll out a new mass COVID-19 testing program.

Community College of Philly teach-in will focus on transgender violence

The teach-in session, which starts at 11 a.m. Thursday, will discuss the impact of transphobia, misogyny and racism in the trans community.

Why we need to make sure Pa. schools are ready to open this fall...

Parents need schools to open safely and stay open. They cannot once again be faced with the choice of working of being in-home teachers.