Education

How the Pa. General Assembly is trying to expand rights for crime victims

The House and Senate have approved a dozen victim-centered bills over the last past week, including a few identical versions of the same bill passed by both chambers.

We are 12 urban school superintendents: We need Harrisburg’s help to build the Pa....

Lawmakers should act to ensure all of Pennsylvania’s children are learning in healthy environments by providing a dedicated source of funding to address issues of lead, mold and asbestos in our schools.

Higher education shouldn’t be a ‘luxury’: Pa. community college advocates rally for more state...

When Andrew Helmer looks at Pennsylvania's 14 public community colleges, he sees more than just campuses. He sees "reservoirs of knowledge.""I know what community colleges do to train our employees of the future," Helmer,...

Net price calculators were supposed to make it easier to understand the cost of...

While net price calculators are meant to help students figure out how much a particular college will cost, a new study reveals that many colleges' calculators distort the true cost of attendance.

Free college? ‘Why not?’ Lawmakers, educators, and students rally at the Capitol

It's not clear how the state would pay for such an effort, however.

Bipartisan lawmakers say it’s time to raise Pennsylvania teacher base pay to $45,000

It’s been 30 years since Pennsylvania last raised its starting salary for teachers, and a bipartisan group of lawmakers say it’s time for another update.A bill in the Senate would codify the proposal, first...

What to do about the disparities and irrationalities in Pa. school funding? | Opinion

Just another reminder that more money doesn't always mean a better result.

Should student poverty affect teacher evaluations? One senator used to say ‘no’ — but...

During a budget hearing last month, state Sen. Ryan Aument did something you don’t often see a politician do in public: He admitted that a law he wrote wasn’t working.

We need more teachers of color, so why do we use tests that keep...

Despite the known benefits of black students having black teachers, teacher license exams often stand in the way – even though they don't predict which teachers will be effective, a scholar says.