Education

Saved by the bell? Phone call confusion scuttles state board’s vote on Reading charter...

An arts-based charter school that’s fought a years-long battle to open its doors in Reading may live to see another day, despite vocal concerns from Pennsylvania’s top education official that it can’t ensure transparent...

Federal Pell grants help pay for college. But are they enough to help students...

By Laura Perna and Jeremy Wright-KimPell Grants are one way the federal government helps people pay for college.During the 2020 to 2021 school year, eligible students can receive up to US$6,345 through the program,...

Strong economy fuels drop in college students seeking grants, PHEAA reports

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, which administers state-supported scholarship programs, expects to distribute grants from its flagship scholarship fund to 136,000 students this year -- a three percent decline from last year, when it gave out 140,000 awards, budget documents show.

Bucks County congressional hopeful named in lawsuit denies she used racist, homophobic language

Candidate Debra Wachspress says the allegations in the suit are "complete and utter distortions," and that the suit itself was "fraudulent."

Failed Philly cyber charter application highlights weaknesses in state law, observer says

The Virtual Preparatory Academy of Philadelphia Cyber Charter School fell short on every standard Pennsylvania uses to evaluate cyber charter schools, including support among parents and students, long-term financial planning, and proof that its students would meet state educational standards, according to a Jan. 27 memo from the state Department of Education.

At this Philly school, students learn skills to serve them beyond the classroom

“We want our students to walk away ... knowing that they were provided with the best education and that they can use [it] to be ... college and/ or career ready,” the school's principal said.

A western Pennsylvania school district ran out of paper. That’s everything you need to...

Yes. People stepped up to help. But this isn't a feel-good story. It's a giant red flag on the inequities in school funding in Pennsylvania.

Pa.’s state-owned universities need a radical overhaul to survive | Colin McNickle

The Legislature must address the surplus of state-supported university capacity in an increasingly competitive environment.

This Harrisburg couple is working to increase access to opportunity — one child at...

Two weeks ago, during a service at Harrisburg Brethren In Christ, Senior Pastor Hank Johnson said something that really stood out for me:"We are disciples, called to make disciples,” he said, as my mind...

Map: Pa. education officials hit the road to hear input on new science standards

The department recently announced a statewide listening tour to collect public input as Pennsylvania prepares to reboot its K-12 science standards for the first time in 20 years.