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Betsy Devos

Pa. Susan Rep. Wild slams Betsy DeVos during testy Capitol Hill hearing

Democrats went on offense against DeVos' controversial student loan forgiveness policy during a House committee meeting on Thursday.

What’s holding up appointments on this powerful state education board?

Meanwhile, Pittsburgh taxpayers have been paying for tens of thousands of dollars in legal bills in still-unsettled dispute.

Update Pa’s charter school law to foster innovation, bolster accountability | Opinion

We need transparency in the application process for charters, in the operations of charters, and in the oversight of charters.

‘A complete breakdown’: Pittsburgh charter school’s case is still stuck before state appeals board

The third time may be the charm, but not for Pennsylvania’s Charter School Appeals Board. The six-member appeals board found itself once again hamstrung by legal precedent at its meeting in Harrisburg on Tuesday, when...

Philly program aims to bolster number of minority teachers

The program — Aspire to Educate — will provide free or reduced tuition, and mentoring and training to students of color who plan to attend one of seven participating colleges or universities and become educators after they graduate.

Pa. teachers have it wrong: Turzai’s Harrisburg vouchers bill will help kids | Opinion

Harrisburg students have suffered for years in inadequate schools. Marooning them without choices won't help them.

Pa’s Casey, Scanlon and Wild join Dems defying Devos over student loan forgiveness

DeVos narrowly avoided a congressional subpoena earlier this month after a lengthy fight against the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor.

November is National Youth Homelessness Prevention Month. Here’s how you can help | Opinion

It's our duty to ensure youth get credit for the work they do, receive adequate graduate planning, and connect with supportive adults to help them navigate thigh school.

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...