Education

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Brain Boost: Here’s how Pa. can attract and retain young talent | Opinion

BY: - March 19, 2019

Institutions individually, and legislators collectively, must continually work to keep the costs of public and private education affordable in Pennsylvania.

Pa.’s embattled state-owned universities are facing their challenges ‘aggressively and audaciously,’ top official says

BY: - March 18, 2019

The 14 state-owned universities are dealing with their challenges, including rising tuition and declining enrollment, "aggressively and audaciously," Chancellor Dan Greenstein said Monday.

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Operation Varsity Blues cheating scandal: This is why meritocracy is a myth in college admissions | Opinion

BY: - March 18, 2019

Even if wealthy parents don't resort to the kind of illegal tactics in the recent college cheating scandal revealed by the FBI, the college admission process still favors the rich, according to 3 scholars from one of the affected universities.

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When we end the brain drain, we become the Keystone State again | Opinion

BY: - March 18, 2019

It's time for Pennsylvania to think big -- and to make some bold moves.

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So about that higher education funding problem | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - March 16, 2019

We're just singing the (Operation) Varsity Blues.

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The mental health crisis among America’s youth is real – and it’s staggering | Opinion

BY: - March 15, 2019

Between 2009 and 2017, rates of major depression among 20- to 21-year-olds more than doubled.

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Operation Varsity Blues cheating scandal shows why elite colleges should use a lottery to admit students | Opinion

BY: - March 14, 2019

The college admission cheating scandal recently announced by the Department of Justice shows why colleges should admit students via lottery, argues an expert on college admissions.

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The Operation Varsity Blues college admission scandal grew out of a system that was ripe for corruption | Opinion

BY: - March 14, 2019

The college admission scandal that involved big bribes, coaches and Hollywood actors grew out of a system that favors rich parents and gives coaches too much leeway in admissions, a Villanova University sociologist argues

Pa. Senate plan would create new state commission to study higher ed. funding issues

BY: - March 12, 2019

The panel would consider a number of factors when making a decision on how to pay for higher education in Pennsylvania

Should parents be allowed to raid retirement funds to pay for their kids’ needs today?

BY: - March 11, 2019

At the state and federal level, politicians who want to address pressing issues without spending public dollars are looking to let individuals mortgage part of their own future for the good of their kids. One of Pennsylvania’s few remaining moderate southeast Republicans and an arch-conservative former U.S. senator are both pushing plans that would let […]

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Here’s how York County is working to close the workforce gap | Opinion

BY: - March 11, 2019

We've created “Pathways to Prosperity”, a countywide workforce development plan that will help us reach our goals.

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Charter school cap efforts are gaining momentum. Here’s why | Analysis

BY: - March 10, 2019

A number of states are considering laws to put charter school growth on pause, saying they drain resources from public schools. A school finance expert explains the logic behind the efforts.