Philly program aims to bolster number of minority teachers
The program — Aspire to Educate — will provide free or reduced tuition, and mentoring and training to students of color who plan to attend one of seven participating colleges or universities and become educators after they graduate.
‘This is not about charity. This is about investing in our children’: Pa. House, Senate resolutions aim to raise awareness of childhood homelessness
Nearly 37,000 Pa. children experience homelessness, creating all kinds of challenges as they try to pursue their education.
Pa. House panel advances bill authorizing vouchers for Harrisburg schools
The bill forbids schools from adding any conditions to the vouchers, such as mandating that private schools accept special needs students.
Tuition vouchers will do more harm to Harrisburg’s recovering schools than good | Opinion
It couldn’t come at a worst time — just as the recovery process is starting to work in Harrisburg.
Turzai’s vouchers bill is on deck in the Pa. House next week. Let’s send it to the back of the class | Opinion
Under Turzai's leadership, the Pennsylvania Legislature has been willfully and deliberately ignoring the state’s historic gross inequity in school funding.
How one Philly school is working to create well-rounded students
Officials at Penrose School are working hard to give students thei training they need so they can flourish in life beyond high school.
Veterans Day honors those who served. Now we need to look to the next generation of warriors | Opinion
Early childhood education and spending on K-12 education is key to preparing the next generation of warriors. And Pennsylvania needs to do better.
Many states now require anti-bullying training that includes a focus on LGBTQ students – but risks remain | Opinion
It is clear to me that the teachers and counselors I train need additional guidance to fully support their LGBTQ students.
America needs to go back to school on civics education | Opinion
Many of us didn't see Trump as the Constitutional threat that he is. That's a failure of civics education. And we need to be ready for the next one.
DeVos’ formula revealed: Trash public schools and push privatization | Opinion
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos discusses "expanding education freedom" for American students. That means something else entrely.
A new policy would level the playing field for educators whose students live in poverty. Why isn’t Philadelphia on board?
Pennsylvania may become the first state to use these weighted scores to judge a teacher’s performance in the classroom.
These Philly seniors are making the most out of high school, prepping for their futures
Saffiyah Franklin and Cira Diop knows firsthand the importance of hard work. They've mastered success both inside the classroom and out.