public-education

COMMENTARY

Some 68 years after Brown v. Board, similar foes continue stubbornly fighting progress | Opinion

BY: - May 19, 2022

W.E.B. DuBois once said, 'Either the United States will destroy ignorance or ignorance will destroy the United States.'

COMMENTARY

I’m a Black male educator. Pa. schools need more people who look like me | Opinion

BY: - May 18, 2022

Teachers of color, and specifically Black male educators, are precious and should be protected at all costs.

COMMENTARY

We must unite for our children and for our future as a nation | Opinion

BY: - May 17, 2022

A secure nation requires a well-educated populace. We cannot skimp on this critical investment in our children and our future.

COMMENTARY

We must fight back against attacks on LGBTQ+ kids and adults | David Hecker

BY: - May 16, 2022

Many of these attacks are focused on our schools and could have drastic consequences for gay and transgender educators and students.

Philly schools are screening middle schoolers for weapons

BY: - May 10, 2022

'We understand that there are mixed emotions about this,' district spokesperson Monica Lewis said of the move.

COMMENTARY

Let’s hear it for our local school board members. Thanks for your service | Opinion

BY: - May 4, 2022

As another school year winds down, some words of thanks for these dedicated community leaders.

Pa. Education Secretary Noe Ortega is leaving, Wolf admin says

BY: - April 22, 2022

Adding to a list of recent, high-profile departures, Pennsylvania Education Secretary Noe Ortega will leave his job on April 29, Gov. Tom Wolf’s office said Friday. Ortega is “taking this time to focus on family and to consider his next professional pursuit,” administration spokesperson Elizabeth Rementer told the Capital-Star. Ortega ascended to the top spot […]

LGBTQ community, people of color in the crosshairs of banned book movement

BY: - April 18, 2022

Students in the Central York school district successfully fought a book ban in their district.

COMMENTARY

The real school choice: Paying for career/technical education or charter schools | Opinionn

BY: - April 17, 2022

The millions school districts spend on charters could be spent preparing students for the jobs of the future.

COMMENTARY

When are book bans unconstitutional? A First Amendment scholar explains | Analysis

BY: - April 15, 2022

Decisions made in public schools are analyzed by the courts differently than censorship in nongovernment contexts.

COMMENTARY

Extremists undermine faith in our schools. We owe it to our kids, community to speak up | Opinion

BY: - April 7, 2022

Gather your facts, gather your friends, and make your voice heard at your local school board.

Philadelphia students and their instructors meet at Germantown Friends School for the Breakthrough Program

Innovative program for Philly middle-schoolers preps them high school and beyond

BY: - April 6, 2022

“The cost of the program is motivation,' Michelle Palmer, Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia's executive director, said.