Education

Here’s 4 good reasons for Pa. to reject any new cyber-charter school applications |...

Generally speaking, cyber students are not learning, and taxpayers are paying twice what they reasonably should.

Penn pledges $100M to help Philly schools fight lead, asbestos

The donation, $10 million a year for 10 years, is the largest private donation in the school district's history, officials said.

A new maxim for our pandemic era: Resolve is who you are when everyone is watching...

Despite the anxiety and uncertainty surrounding this school year, I am energized by all that we have been able to do for our students so far.

It’s time to unlock higher education for Pennsylvanians with records | Opinion

One study showed a dramatic reduction in recidivism among those with access to higher education. A bill now before the General Assembly would open the door to opporunity.

This Election Day, vote like your kids’ future depends on it | Opinion

This is a high-stakes election for public school students. Make sure you're armed with the information you need to make the best decision you can.

As Democrats aim to flip the House, a top lawmaker took $600K from school...

The No. 2 Democrat in the Pennsylvania House has taken hundreds of thousands of dollars in political donations from a group that’s funded at least $3.5 million in ads targeting vulnerable Democratic colleagues in...

State to consider two new cyber charter schools amidst enrollment boom

This is the first time since 2015 that state regulators have been asked to consider more than one in a single year. 

Should Pa. convert $500M in CARES Act cash into education grants for families? A...

Pa. is sitting on $1 billion in unspent federal Cares Act funds, some believe the state should convert it into cash payments for parents.

DePasquale: To save money and improve efficiency, PHEAA should bounce lawmakers on its board

Having a wider range of perspectives on the board would deliver better outcomes to Pennsylvania students, who shoulder some of the highest college debt in the nation.

Months into the pandemic, digital divide still leaves poor kids at a disadvantage

Members of the U.S. Senate are pushing for $4 billion in the next coronavirus relief package to help students in rural and low-income areas gain access to high speed internet.