Education

Philly launches initiative to help students gain internet access

PHLConnectED is part of the first stage of the city’s larger digital equity initiative that supports internet adoption and digital literacy skills development for all Philadelphia residents.

Lincoln U. board votes to reinstate president Brenda Allen

The Lincoln University Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Thursday to negotiate a new contract for university president Brenda Allen.

Wolf administration recommends schools cancel sports until Jan. 2021

In a statement, the agencies said that's only a "strong recommendation" and "not an order or mandate."

These are Pa.’s most — and least — equitable school districts | Thursday...

In the midst of a pandemic, thousands of students will soon return to class. They will do so in vastly different and inequitable circumstances.

Three days of talk in Harrisburg yield scant consensus on critical school reopening questions

Pennsylvania educators and school administrators say key questions remain unanswered as they try to figure out how to safely educate students this fall. 

Pennsylvania got $104M from the feds to expand internet access to students. Much of...

With the start of classes weeks away, the Wolf administration can't say when they'll spend the money or how they'll dole it out.

Lincoln, Cheyney share $3M award in COVID-19 relief

State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Philadelphia, said the funds serve to fill some of the racial and economic gaps historically found in education.

How the COVID economy is crushing Pa.’s student borrowers | Wednesday Morning Coffee

Already struggling to pay the bills, Pennsylvanians are buckling under the weight of student loan debt, a new survey concludes.
Pennsylvania Department of Education Secretary Pedro Rivera.

Pa. Education Secretary Rivera announces departure while schools scramble for fall plans

The turnover comes as public schools across the state scramble to finalize fall reopening plans amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The news was first reported by the Associated Press. Rivera will remain in his current position until October, the AP confirmed.

How can we combat the COVID slide among Pa.’s most vulnerable students? | Opinion

Pennsylvania needs to provide financial support to the students most vulnerable to “COVID slide”-- learning lost during COVID-related school closures.