U.S. Senate votes to block student loan relief, White House will veto
The 52-46 vote forced vulnerable Senate Democrats up for reelection in 2024 to take a public stance on loan forgiveness
I’m an independent. Here’s what Republicans get wrong about the student debt crisis | Opinion
It is infuriating to see Republican leadership continually attempt to render the student debt crisis a partisan issue.
More states are giving students more money to pay for community college
By Elaine S. Povich As the idea of free community college gains traction across the country, some lawmakers have gotten bolder in their concepts — expanding existing programs or pitching legislation that would offer free college to anyone. The latest example is Massachusetts, where Democratic Gov. Maura Healey’s 2024 budget includes $20 million to expand the state’s […]
Philly-area community colleges rebound after pandemic
'We’re still the viable option that enables students to go from where they are to where they want to be,' Donald Guy Generals said.
Rutgers, unions reach tentative deal on new contract
The agreements, which must still be voted on by individual Rutgers labor units, follow months of tense negotiations.
FAFSA is an inaccessible journey to aid for low-income students | Opinion
An institutional change is necessary to facilitate the attendance of post-secondary education for low-income students.
A top GOP lawyer wants to crack down on the college vote. States already are
Efforts to make it difficult for students and other young people to vote are almost as old as the 26th Amendment.
Here’s a one-two fix for Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities | Opinion
It starts with arresting the rise in tuition and eliminating artificial degree requirements.
The views aired at Pitt debate were ugly. It was still right to let it happen | Bruce Ledewitz
A university is exactly the place where such explorations must take place if America is to remain a free society.
There’s a social worker shortage. Pa.’s state system schools have a plan | Monday Morning Coffee
The state needs 12% more social service providers by 2030, data show.
JoAnne Epps ready to lead Temple as acting president
"I pledge to the community that I will listen to them,” Epps said. “I will seek out their concerns, advice and recommendations because I think we need to work in partnership."
Temple University President Jason Wingard is leaving
After less than two years on the job, Wingard will step down on Friday, the university said.