Education

Despite financial problems, Cheyney University is keeping its accreditation

The ruling from Middle States Commission on Higher Education comes after several years of struggle at the nation's oldest Black university.

Bill restoring school police arrest powers headed to Wolf

A bill that will let school police officers in Pennsylvania resume making arrests is headed to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk, after securing final approval from the state Senate on Thursday. The chamber’s 39-14 vote  reverses...

Cheyney University’s future at stake as accreditation panel meets

Cheyney University has run out of lifelines and delays over the status of its accreditation.

Cheyney releases full proposed budget, but doubts over its surplus remain

With its accreditation on the line, questions continue to swirl about the finances at the troubled historically Black university.

Bullies will face tougher penalties under House, Senate bills

"I have a young family and bullying is different now," Rep, Torren Ecker said. "These children and families cannot escape bullying. It's pervasive."

Private higher ed. is a good investment for students, taxpayers alike | Opinion

Taxpayers invest in higher education to prepare for a more prosperous and successful society. It's a worhy investment.

Pa. House panel advances bill authorizing vouchers for Harrisburg schools

The bill forbids schools from adding any conditions to the vouchers, such as mandating that private schools accept special needs students.

Tuition vouchers will do more harm to Harrisburg’s recovering schools than good | Opinion

It couldn’t come at a worst time — just as the recovery process is starting to work in Harrisburg.

Philly Mayor Kenney calls on library to eliminate fines for overdue materials

Major cities like Chicago, San Francisco and Salt Lake City have rolled out fine-free policies, and have seen a significant number of overdue books returned during the process.

Turzai’s vouchers bill is on deck in the Pa. House next week. Let’s send...

Under Turzai's leadership, the Pennsylvania Legislature has been willfully and deliberately ignoring the state’s historic gross inequity in school funding.