Education

What’s the fallout from Pa.’s landmark school funding trial? | Analysis

BY: - May 1, 2022

With the school year ending, and budget season beckoning, does the General Assembly go from here?

Community College of Philadelphia, Philly Housing Authority team up to offer student housing

BY: - April 25, 2022

'We are doing everything in our power to ease the burdens our students face,' college President Donald Generals said.

Pa. Education Secretary Noe Ortega is leaving, Wolf admin says

BY: - April 22, 2022

Adding to a list of recent, high-profile departures, Pennsylvania Education Secretary Noe Ortega will leave his job on April 29, Gov. Tom Wolf’s office said Friday. Ortega is “taking this time to focus on family and to consider his next professional pursuit,” administration spokesperson Elizabeth Rementer told the Capital-Star. Ortega ascended to the top spot […]

COMMENTARY

Health insurance coverage for kids through Medicaid and CHIP helps their moms too | Analysis

BY: - April 20, 2022

It contributes to family stability and encourages healthier behavior, researchers found.

COMMENTARY

What are book bans really about? Fear | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 19, 2022

The river of knowledge only flows in one direction. Our job is to keep it free of obstructions.

LGBTQ community, people of color in the crosshairs of banned book movement

BY: - April 18, 2022

Students in the Central York school district successfully fought a book ban in their district.

COMMENTARY

The real school choice: Paying for career/technical education or charter schools | Opinionn

BY: - April 17, 2022

The millions school districts spend on charters could be spent preparing students for the jobs of the future.

COMMENTARY

When are book bans unconstitutional? A First Amendment scholar explains | Analysis

BY: - April 15, 2022

Decisions made in public schools are analyzed by the courts differently than censorship in nongovernment contexts.

House passes bill banning transgender women from competing on women’s sports teams

BY: , and - April 12, 2022

The upper chamber has already taken action on a similar proposal. Sens. Judy Ward, R-Blair, and Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York, introduced a companion bill in the Senate less than a week ago. It then advanced out of the Education Committee on Monday on a party-line vote.

Point Park University to hold first Lavender Graduation for LGBTQ students

BY: - April 10, 2022

By Tia Bailey PITTSBURGH —  A Lavender Graduation, or Lav Grad, is a ceremony that honors members of the LGBTQIA+ community who have earned degrees at various colleges and universities. This year, Point Park University will host its inaugural Lavender Graduation to recognize the achievements and successes of LQBTQIA+ students and allies of the community who are a part of […]

Milton Pollard (L) and Sandra White talk to Temple University President Jason Wingard during his bicycle ride through North Philadelphia

Temple U. prez Wingard bikes thru North Philly to talk safety, cooperation with local residents

BY: - April 7, 2022

Temple officials set off on mountain bikes to engage with their neighbors about collaboration and partnership.