Education

‘It is a strong state name’: Pa. State System announces new identity for western regional campus

BY: - October 14, 2021

It’s the new name for the three consolidated state-owned universities included in the western portion of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education redesign.

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How a suburban Pa. school board race became a Trumpian battleground | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 14, 2021

A campaign mailer making the rounds of sleepy Camp Hill, Pa. is a microcosm of the broader culture wars shaping our politics 

In Pa. visit, Jill Biden asks Allentown’s Hispanics to put faith in husband to deliver on promises

BY: - October 13, 2021

'I want to tell you there is hope,' Biden said during a visit to The Learning Hub, a Head Start facility located in Center City Allentown. 'That’s why we are fighting for this infrastructure plan.'

Penn State to require COVID-19 vaccine for all University Park employees

BY: - October 13, 2021

All employees at the Penn State's University Park campus, regardless of whether they work on a federal contract, must provide proof of vaccination by Dec. 8.

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The PSERS scandal, explained | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - October 9, 2021

The FBI and SEC are investigating the state teachers' retirement fund.

Health Department responds to ‘bullying’ accusation, says lawmaker took information out of context

BY: - October 7, 2021

“The letter in question has been used since the beginning of the pandemic — nearly 20 months — and is sent to close contacts — or their parent [or] guardian with quarantine instructions only in situations where the individual is uncooperative and refuses to quarantine."

Philly School District makes changes to 2022-2023 school selection process

BY: - October 6, 2021

'School selection is an important opportunity for students throughout Philadelphia and adding an equity lens to this process is critical,' school district superintendent William Hite said

FBI to investigate threats made against school board members, teachers

BY: - October 6, 2021

School board meetings have also been under attack for mask mandates to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools.

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New Pa. program aims to help at-risk kids stay out of foster care, group homes | Tuesday Coffee

BY: - October 5, 2021

Supporters bill the Family First Prevention Services Act as a historic step forward in protecting, promoting child welfare.

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Here’s how education reform can support teachers instead of undermining them | Opinion

BY: - October 5, 2021

Oct. 5 is World Teachers Day. More than ever, educators around the world need our support.

‘We are Philadelphia’s university’: As he takes the helm Temple’s new prez talks future plans

BY: - October 4, 2021

'Just like with the academic curriculum, we need to make sure that we are keeping current with the changing landscape of athletics,' Temple President Jason Wingard said.

Democrats’ vision for free community college would boost undocumented students

BY: - October 4, 2021

A lifeline for many people now denied access to higher education could also reignite controversies in Republican-leaning states over immigration and federal overreach.