Commentary

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.

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.

The hugely important court fight over abortion rights you’re not hearing about is right here in Pa. | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 8, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court is getting all the attention. But here's another reason why the states are critically important to the abortion rights fight too.

These students were once captives of Boko Haram. Now they’re finding new meaning to their lives in Pa. | Opinion

BY: - March 8, 2019

Four young women who escaped Boko Haram during the 2014 Chibok schoolgirl kidnapping are now studying in the US. Their professor recounts a recent breakthrough in their quest to go to college.

Raise the minimum wage? For Pa., there’s no time like the present | Opinion

BY: - March 8, 2019

For every analysis that connects higher minimum wages to unemployment, others show little or no overall job impact.

In Harrisburg, ‘500 Men Reading Week’ encourages the growth of thousands of city school children | Anwar Curtis

BY: - March 8, 2019

It’s the second week of March – which means that ‘500 Men Reading Week’ is in full throttle here in Harrisburg. I was made aware of this initiative a few years ago through my now-good friend Jamar Johnson, who’s the co-chairman of this very important event taking place in schools across Harrisburg. Through this program, […]

Check out this map of America’s partisan bitterness | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 7, 2019

Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you’re a regular watcher of cable news, then you’ve no doubt heard that Americans are more divided politically than at any point in recent memory. But just how divided are they? Well, thanks to the number-crunchers at The Atlantic, we now have a visualization of America’s partisan divide. The bottom […]

Opioid crisis shows partnering with industry can be bad for public health | Opinion

BY: - March 7, 2019

The interests of pharmaceutical companies and public health are not the same. Industry dollars can distort research agendas, while framing health challenges and solutions in ways that benefit corporations.

Wolf’s teacher pay raise plan is a dubious prescription | Opinion

BY: - March 7, 2019

Wolf’s proposed mandate is the state’s attempt to narrow its embarrassing teacher pay gap while failing to address its underlying causes.

5 ways life would be better if it were always daylight saving time | Opinion

BY: - March 6, 2019

A Pennsylvania lawmaker has proposed ending daylight saving time in the Keystone State. A University of Washington scholar presents the counter-argument.