Amid renewed push to expand Pell Grant eligibility, Pa. must remove barriers for students | Opinion
Launched in 2015, the Second Chance Pell experiment provides Pell Grants to incarcerated men and women for enrollment in postsecondary education programs provided in state and federal prisons. Through these learning opportunities, incarcerated adults can earn an associate of arts degree, industry-recognized certificates, or general coursework that will ultimately boost their opportunities for employment when they re-enter society.
With merger vote looming: Do we want universities that help us remember and reimagine Pa.? | Opinion
Place-based, regional public universities improve our shared understanding of our history and our contemporary opportunities.
The University of All of Them: PASSHE merger mania is on the fast track | Fletcher McClellan
Though it appears the fix is in, many questions about PASSHE system redesign still remain.
A risky wager? What supporters and opponents are saying about Wolf’s Nellie Bly scholarship proposal
The Wolf administration has touted the plan as a way to boost higher education funding for students in need, and to relieve some of the pressure the commonwealth is feeling from the ongoing “brain drain” crisis and declining enrollment at state-system schools.
The daunting task of reshaping PASSHE | Opinion
The 14-school system’s enrollment has plunged by 21 percent from its 2010 peak of 119,513 students. But while the student census has, on net, fallen precipitously, commensurate reductions in faculty, other staffing and standalone institutions that kept costs unacceptably high were not considered.