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Forget Penn and Pitt: Is this little-known school the best deal in Pa. higher-ed?

The Delaware County Technical Schools Practical Nursing Program is, at heart, a quick-turn program that trains students to become licensed practical nurses.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Thanks to this program for teachers, a distinctive Philly diner will live on after its closure

Since its inception, the fund has distributed about 500 grants of $500 or less.
By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads


Dickinson College protest ends as officials, students ink deal to improve handling of sex assault complaints

Student Rose McAvoy sparked the sit-in by airing her displeasure with how school officials responded when she reported being sexually assaulted in 2017.
By Matt Miller/PennLive

‘Fronts for private management:’ Wolf takes aim at charter schools in state budget

In Gov. Tom Wolf’s previous five budget talks, he hadn’t even uttered the words “charter schools” — despite 20 years of debate over how the state should fund and oversee this growing part of Pennsylvania’s public-school profile.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads


In Pa., less than 5% of teachers are people of color; the lack of diversity is hurting kids and schools

The gap between the state’s students of color (33 percent) and teachers of color remains among the most disparate in the country.

By Ivey DeJesus/PennLive

Unwed Pa. teacher fired for being pregnant loses second bid to get her job back

Judge Hugh A. Jones found the one-year contract Naiad Reich signed June 14, 2018, to teach at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School
By John Beauge/PennLive

Pa. school district leaders call for moratorium on new charters until law is changed

More than 30 superintendents and other school district leaders are calling for a moratorium on new charter schools and charter seats until Harrisburg thoroughly revamps the 23-year-old charter law.

By Dale Mezzacappa/Philadelphia Public School Notebook
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