Education

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

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

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

Operation Varsity Blues cheating scandal: This is why meritocracy is a myth in college...

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.

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

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

So about that higher education funding problem | Editorial Cartoon

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

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

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

Operation Varsity Blues cheating scandal shows why elite colleges should use a lottery to...

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.

The Operation Varsity Blues college admission scandal grew out of a system that was...

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

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...

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...