Bob Moses played a critical role in civil rights and math literacy for Black students | Opinion
By Hasan Kwame Jeffries As an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the 1960s, Bob Moses traveled to the most dangerous parts of Mississippi to help African Americans end segregation and secure the right to vote. But it would be tutoring students in math 20 years later at his daughter’s racially mixed middle […]
The fight over critical race theory is a solution in search of a problem | Lloyd E. Sheaffer
The GOP, traditionally seen as the “Grand Old Party” has devolved into the “Groveling Orange Party.”
Our teachers are essential workers. We need to treat — and pay them — that way | Opinion
I think it is time for us, as parents and grandparents, to stand up for our teachers and our public schools.
CDC study finds racial, regional disparities as schools in Pa., elsewhere, reopened for in-person learning
The highest racial disparities were in Ohio and Pennsylvania, where on average, students of color were 21 percent and 23 percent less likely to have access to full-time, in-person learning.
Closures of Black K-12 schools across the nation threaten neighborhood stability | Analysis
Residents of the St. Louis neighborhood known as The Ville have been fighting for years to stop the closing of Charles H. Sumner High School, the oldest historically Black high school west of the Mississippi River.
This budget season, the General Assembly must address education funding inequality in Pa. | Opinion
It’s time for a new normal: a commitment to all students regardless of their zip code. The time for that commitment is now.
Charter schools are public schools – they have to be held accountable to the taxpayers | Opinion
Pennsylvania’s students deserve more from our charter school system – and they can’t afford to wait.
The pandemic hit these Pa. students hard. They’re looking to a better tomorrow | Thursday Morning Coffee
With the vaccines came the proms and the return to in-person classes: 'There was such a sigh of relief,' one Pa. student said.
Survey: Pa. School officials overwhelmingly say they will use COVID relief money to fill a year of lost learning | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Nearly nine in 10 school officials statewide (87.7 percent) say they plan to use $6 billion in federal COVID-19 relief money to fill the gaps created by a year of lost learning and to purchase the technology to assist in that learning, according to a new survey. The poll of […]
Texas is whitewashing its racist history | Dick Polman
Defending slavery was a major impetus for Texas' decision to break away from Mexico and establish an independent republic.
The Republican way of school funding | Editorial Cartoon
Gov. Tom Wolf is making a big push for charter school reform in Pennsylvania. Republicans have other plans.
Say no to largest transfer of taxpayer dollars out of public schools in Pa. history | Opinion
PSEA supports high-quality charter and cyber charter schools. That’s why we feel so strongly that there needs to be accountability for charter schools and the boards, administrators, and for-profit management companies that operate some of them.