Education

The daunting task of reshaping PASSHE | Opinion

The 14-school system’s enrollment has plunged by 21 percent from its 2010 peak of 119,513 students. But while the student census has, on net, fallen precipitously, commensurate reductions in faculty, other staffing and standalone institutions that kept costs unacceptably high were not considered. 

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos heads for the exits, leaving a legacy of turmoil

In four years in office, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos failed to broaden her appeal beyond the moment she won a wild Senate confirmation fight by the closest of margins. She didn’t even try.

Survey: Parents weigh-in on education, exposure risk during the pandemic | The Numbers Racket

The way in which children attend school and receive instruction has changed dramatically since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic in the spring. 

Duquesne University proposes full-time faculty cuts amid pandemic, financial uncertainty

These changes will allegedly reduce the overall faculty size by less than 5 percent.

Drexel Univ. gets $9M million gift establishing new center on racism and health

The new center will leverage strengths across the Dornsife School’s departments, the Urban Health Collaborative and many partners across the university to elevate work on racial health inequities.

Philly schools form virtual gender and sexuality alliance

The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) has teamed up with Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence to launch the first district-wide virtual gender and sexuality alliance (GSA).

New report: Pa. has spent a decade ignoring skyrocketing special ed. costs | Thursday...

State funding for students with disabilities was flatlined while local special education spending grew by $2 billion over a decade, new research concludes.

School districts, like Philly, shouldn’t have to rely on handouts to make sure kids...

A 2014 school facilities study of roughly 1,194 of the 3,100 public school buildings in the Commonwealth found that 66 percent of them were constructed before 1970, making it likely that they contain asbestos.

Advocates call on NEPA school board member to resign over call to remove LGBTQ...

School board members in Sullivan County, Pa., near Wilkes-Barre, say they'll undergo LGBTQ sensitivity training.

Report: The most and least equitable schools in Pa. | The Numbers Racket

The gap between the rich and poor have been exacerbated by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, one of the areas where those discrepancies is most prevalent is in education.