Education

COMMENTARY

Trump’s now using your kids as pawns in his re-election. That’s not leadership. It’s desperation | John L. Micek

BY: - July 8, 2020

In one crazed Tweet, Trump made it clear that he's perfectly willing to cut off funding to cash-strapped school districts to punish his political rivals.

‘It’s bittersweet’: Temple’s president announces plans to step down

BY: - July 8, 2020

The university's board will form a selection commitment to conduct a national search for a replacement for Richard M. Englert, a 45-year veteran.

COMMENTARY

This back to school event in Philly is touching. It’s also what’s wrong with how we pay for schools | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 8, 2020

Yes, Pa.'s per-pupil expenditure is huge. Yes, the system is also still broken. And there's still so much more work left to be done.

Minority-owned company brings testing facility to Cheyney University

BY: - July 6, 2020

The minority-owned company specializes in providing microbial and chemistry testing services for the government and others.

Pa. schools, unemployment recipients the victims of data breaches, scams

BY: - July 5, 2020

A new report found Pennsylvania ranks 10th in most data breaches at K-12 schools and fourth place for the most data breaches at post-secondary schools.

‘Death by a thousand cuts’: Controversy in Lebanon County school district  highlights Pa.’s education challenges

BY: - July 3, 2020

For Palmyra, it’s become an annual debate. The issue of whether the school board should raise property taxes on this Lebanon County community’s approximately 3,700 homeowners has become a yearly ritual.  The board has voted to raise taxes on those same residents seven times in the last eight years, according to PA Schools Work, a […]

Philly teachers at odds on how to reopen schools

BY: - June 30, 2020

A recent survey shows that very few of the 5,914 teachers who responded think schools should reopen without modifications such as physical distancing.

COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates funding, inequality concerns among Pa. schools

BY: - June 26, 2020

That’s been the quiet reality on the ground as schools across Pennsylvania deal with a pandemic that has created revenue shortfalls, budget gaps, increased cleaning and technology costs and unknowns for the fall — and beyond.

COMMENTARY

Pa.’s public schools are bleeding money because of the pandemic. It’s time to fix charter funding | Opinion

BY: - June 26, 2020

For those people who believe our public schools are profiting from the pandemic, a potential train wreck of public education is a good thing.

Confronted by protests, pandemic Philly schools mull delaying start of 2020-21 school year

BY: - June 25, 2020

Administrators are talking about anti-racism efforts, equity, and cleaning between classes as they make a decision about when to start the new school year.

In Pittsburgh, advocates want cops out of schools

BY: - June 24, 2020

The message from parents and advocates is simple: Kick out the cops and replace them with counselors, psychologists and social workers.

Top Obama official says it’s up to Congress to address racial disparities in public education exposed by COVID pandemic

BY: - June 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated racial inequities in education, and Congress needs to fix it, a former Obama administration official has said.