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‘Hard’ and ‘soft’ school safety solutions on display at western Pa. conference

School districts have a lot of discretion in how they approach safety and security. All Pennsylvania districts are eligible for $25,000 safety grants per year, which they can spend on anything from counselors to metal detectors.

By Jen Kinney, Keystone Crossroads

Challenged by college cost and access, students in rural Pa. find tech-based alternative

Northern Pennsylvania Regional College was established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in 2017. Its president said it’s on track to become an accredited institution by the end of this year.

By Min Xian, Keystone Crossroads

Nation’s oldest historically black university unveils its plan to put the school on sounder financial footing

Cheyney’s supporters are looking for a pathway to keep the school operating in a financially sustainable way
By Jan Murphy, PennLive

Wolf’s plan to boost teacher salaries faces bipartisan skepticism in state House

“I am concerned with that ripple effect. Someone’s going to have to come up with the money to cover those additional salary increases.”
By Avi Wolfman-Arent, Keystone Crossroads

Gov. Tom Wolf wants to offer first-of-its-kind college tuition benefit to Pa. National Guard member families

Only Minnesota offers a similar educational benefit to its Guard members
By Jan Murphy, PennLive

Pitt, Penn State, Temple and Lincoln look for help to achieve their tuition freeze goal

“I could drop tuition by 15 percent if [state funding] just kept up with inflation over that period of time.”
By Jan Murphy, PennLive

Short on cash and students, a historically black university in Pa. faces a ‘watershed moment’

The system’s board is meeting this week to decide whether to loan $10 million to Cheyney to cover its shortfall for this year.

By Jan Murphy, PennLive

Tamaqua teachers continue legal fight against arming school staff despite court ruling

“I believe we still can prove our case. To me, the absence of harm doesn’t disprove that there’s a danger.”
By Jen Kinney, Keystone Crossroads

The death of cyber charter schools in Pa.?

A proposal would require a family to pay out-of-pocket tuition to attend a cyber charter school if their home district offers a “cyber-based program equal in scope
By Avi Wolfman-Arent, Keystone Crossroads