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New law would allow some Penns...

Jun 22, 2017 by

HARRISBURG — As state law stands, Pennsylvania is scheduled to begin requiring students in two years to pass standardized Keystone...

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Two decades of choice

Jun 18, 2017 by

Charter schools have dramatically changed the education landscape in Pennsylvania — sometimes in ways legislators didn’t anticipate...

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Attorney: Rankin Promise emplo...

May 21, 2017 by

A behavioral specialist at the Rankin Promise alternative school in the Woodland Hills School District will stand trial after...

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Junior Achievement: One hundre...

Jan 27, 2017 by

Junior Achievement has done much for the 100 million students it has served since its inception in 1919. One of its grateful alumni...

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Pittsburgh Public Schools decl...

Jan 25, 2017 by

The board of the Pittsburgh Public Schools unanimously passed a resolution tonight declaring itself a “sanctuary” campus. Immigration...

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Pittsburgh Public Schools may ...

Jan 19, 2017 by

By Molly Born – In what would be a mostly symbolic move, the Pittsburgh Public Schools could soon become the state’s first K-12...

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La Roche College professor use...

Jan 15, 2017 by

By Bill Schackner – If La Roche College professor Joshua David Bellin seems distracted lately, one could hardly blame him, what...

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Supreme Court may boost public...

Jan 12, 2017 by

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices were seen as ready Wednesday to clarify and strengthen the rights of the nation’s 6.7 million...

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Costs of Penn State abuse scan...

Jan 9, 2017 by

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Penn State’s costs related to the Jerry Sandusky scandal are approaching a quarter-billion dollars and growing,...

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Carlow University program addr...

Jan 6, 2017 by

By Jane Miller Madwomen in the Attic, a writing program at Carlow University that embraces generations of women, got its name from a...

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The U.S. government is collect...

Dec 21, 2016 by

The U.S. Department of Education has two quite different roles in the lives of indebted former students. The same bureaucracy that...

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PBS rolls out new subchannel f...

Dec 17, 2016 by

Television should not be a baby sitter, but in the world of PBS Kids, it can be quite the teacher. “We see children as citizens, not...

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Learning the art of civil argu...

Dec 5, 2016 by

By Bill Schackner – In an age of Internet trolls, Twitter shaming, fake news and TV talking heads who shout each other down,...

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Obama administration releases ...

Nov 30, 2016 by

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Education Department on Monday released final regulations governing how states should judge which schools are...

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Pittsburgh Public Schools look...

Nov 22, 2016 by

Officials with the Pittsburgh Public Schools are investigating reports that two students from Syria and another immigrant student...

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Colleges add convenience fee t...

Sep 5, 2016 by

Not a lot of people pay college tuition bills with a credit card. But some do — whether for convenience or to get those nice rewards...

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Feds will sue Georgia over seg...

Aug 18, 2016 by

ATLANTA — For at least six months, state and federal officials swapped proposals and counterproposals on what to do about Georgia’s...

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Pa.’s first charter scho...

Aug 4, 2016 by

By Molly Born – After six years of planning, a challenge in court and a volley of appeals, Brett Marcoux isn’t going to let a...

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ADHD now classified as a speci...

Jul 27, 2016 by

The U.S. Department of Education has issued guidelines aimed at preventing schools from discriminating against the growing numbers of...

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The new math for public school...

Jul 22, 2016 by

Increases in pension fund payments, charter school expenses and salaries are driving up school budgets across the region. In...

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