Shapiro’s support for Cheyney Univ. is welcome — and badly needed | Michael Coard

BY: - March 12, 2023

The HBCU needs equitable -- not just equal -- funding to make up for decades of racist underfunding

In Philly, city and schools leaders respond to Shapiro’s first budget

BY: - March 11, 2023

By Chanel Hill PHILADELPHIA — Following Gov. Josh Shapiro’s first budget address, Philadelphia city officials and education leaders have responded to the administration’s plans for education funding. “We applaud Gov. Shapiro for putting forward an ambitious proposal,” School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Tony Watlington Sr. said. “We are looking forward to engaging with Gov. Shapiro […]

Pointing to ‘lived expertise,’ Pa. Rep. Lee speaks out on the need for student loan forgiveness

BY: - March 10, 2023

'[E]very decision I make is shaped by the obscene amount of student debt I carry," Lee, D-12th District, said this week.

Protesters gather at the Temple University bell tower during rally on Thursday 2/2/23 (Capital-Star photo by Michala Butler).

Temple, striking grad students reach second tentative agreement to end walkout

BY: - March 10, 2023

Officials at Temple University and striking graduate students have reached another tentative agreement to end a more than month-old work stoppage.


Teacher pensions are becoming a bigger share of educational costs. Here’s why | Analysis

BY: - March 10, 2023

There is enough money to pay pension benefits to current retirees. But there is not enough money to pay all promised benefits to future retirees.

The U.S. Capitol. Samuel Corum/Getty Images

U.S. House panel passes GOP bill mandating federal Parents Bill of Rights

BY: - March 9, 2023

Pa. GOP U.S. Reps. Glenn 'GT' Thompson, Lloyd Smucker voted 'yes'; U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District, voted 'no.'

Pa. Gov. Shapiro proposes $44.4B spending plan in 1st budget address

BY: , and - March 7, 2023

The administration said the $44.4 billion spending plan aims to preserve the state’s flush coffers while still making investments to promote growth and continue funding pandemic-era relief programs.


Pa.’s schools are falling apart. This is one thing we can do about it | Opinion

BY: - March 7, 2023

This is not 'just' a local problem, or 'just' an urban or rural problem, it is a true statewide crisis

Teacher and students in a classroom.

‘Parental rights’ advocates don’t really trust parents | Kathie Obradovich

BY: - March 7, 2023

The only ones getting protection are the powerful interest groups that the politicians can trust to get them reelected.

Minimum pay raise for teachers would boost interest in education careers, Pa. House lawmakers say

BY: - March 6, 2023

'We're losing teachers at an alarming rate that are certified, qualified, and experienced doing great things for kids,' East Pennsboro Area Superintendent Mike Robinson said.

Philly schools to offer digital mental health services to high school students

BY: - March 4, 2023

“The mental health of our students remains a top priority," Philadelphia Schools Superintendent Tony Watlington Sr. said.


The next step in school funding: A rural-urban coalition to achieve educational equity | Opinion

BY: - March 3, 2023

Educational equity and justice will require more than a historical court ruling. It will require legislative action.