Education

Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff (White House photo)

Teachers are ‘critical for the strength of our nation’ 2nd Gentleman Doug Emhoff says in Pa. visit

BY: - September 16, 2022

In Allentown and Philly, VP Kamala Harris' husband talked public schools and more. 

In debt and underfunded, Pa.’s student debt crisis is no surprise | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 15, 2022

The total outstanding student debt in Pa. shot up from from $19B in 2003 to $76B today, according to new research.

U.S. education secretary urges boost in teacher pay, touts college debt relief

BY: - September 7, 2022

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and second gentleman Douglas Emhoff are slated to travel to Pa. to highlight how schools are tackling learning loss from the pandemic.

School officials raising the rainbow flag to honor its being named after Gloria Casarez. (Photo: C.C. Tellez, Lez Run Philadelphia.)

Philly elementary school renamed for LGBTQ activist Gloria Casarez

BY: - September 1, 2022

Casarez., who died in 2014, lived nearby and attended the school named in her honor.

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STUDENT DEBT ART

Rich white business owners, not Blacks who graduate college, are deadbeats | Michael Coard

BY: - August 31, 2022

Republicans, who received Paycheck Protection loan forgiveness screamed 'handout' Who are the deadbeats?

GOP hopeful Scheller slams Biden’s student debt plan. Her company had PPP loans wiped clean

BY: - August 30, 2022

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District, supports the initiative, and has introduced her own student debt restructuring legislation.

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STUDENT DEBT ART

Biden forgives student debt, brings joy, provokes outrage | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - August 30, 2022

The average public university student borrows $32,880 to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Students at private, non-profit institutions borrow $35,983, and private, for-profit students borrow $42,551.

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Players in a November 2019 football game between the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images).

Football must address brain trauma to survive | Bob Lewis

BY: - August 26, 2022

What I’d tell my 16-year-old self before the 1972 season about the game I loved.

Pa. ranks among the highest for student loan debt. What to know about the federal forgiveness program

BY: - August 25, 2022

President Joe Biden is offering some relief to federal student loan borrowers, an announcement that could significantly impact Pennsylvanians, who have some of the highest debt nationwide.

Biden to wipe out $10K in student loan debt for many borrowers

BY: - August 24, 2022

In a statement, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., a Harvard educated former Wall Street banker, called the loan scheme a "grossly unfair taxpayer-subsidized handout to the wealthy."

Raises, bonuses and more: Philly school district outlines its recruitment and retention plan

BY: - August 23, 2022

The average teacher salary will be about $82,000 in the state's largest school district this year.

What monkeypox outbreak? Little planning by colleges as students resume classes

BY: - August 22, 2022

As students return to campus, higher education plans for dealing with monkeypox appear opaque or nonexistent.