Penn is shutting its dorms to most students and moving classes online for the fall

Penn had initially planned to bring about 4,000 students back to campus for the fall semester.

Opinion

What’s the value of a college degree in Pennsylvania? | Opinion

When it comes to earning potential, a postsecondary degree or credential will still pay off for most people. But you should also need to consider where you want to live.
Opinion

What’s the value of a college degree in Pennsylvania? | Opinion

When it comes to earning potential, a postsecondary degree or credential will still pay off for most people. But you should also need to consider where you want to live.

A growing number of Philly-area school districts are planning virtual openings, relieving some parents and frustrating others

School leaders say they’re worried about the potential for continued spread of the coronavirus and too-slow test results. Some parents are questioning what it will take to ever reopen.

A growing number of Philly-area school districts are planning virtual openings, relieving some parents and frustrating others

School leaders say they’re worried about the potential for continued spread of the coronavirus and too-slow test results. Some parents are questioning what it will take to ever reopen.

Nearly 100 Philly schoolkids practiced on Zoom with Philadelphia Orchestra virtuosos, and you’re invited to the grand finale

Tune in on Facebook Aug. 11 to hear the All City Orchestra Summer Academy recital, starring young musicians who studied virtually alongside top-tier players this summer. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts.

Nearly 100 Philly schoolkids practiced on Zoom with Philadelphia Orchestra virtuosos, and you’re invited to the grand finale

Tune in on Facebook Aug. 11 to hear the All City Orchestra Summer Academy recital, starring young musicians who studied virtually alongside top-tier players this summer. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts.
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Opinion

Biden opens the door to expand school choice | Opinion

Joe Biden appears to have proposed—without quite realizing it—the largest expansion of federal school choice in American history.

Opinion

At the elite Shipley school in Bryn Mawr, money is no object in coronavirus-reopening plans | Maria Panaritis

This elite Main Line private school is doing what public schools cannot: Give its wealthy students a premium education, pandemic be damned.

Philly’s scrappy Mighty Writers has pulled in big-name pop stars to be ‘Mighty Song Writers’

Amanda Shires and Jason Isbell are among the high-profile musicians who lend their talents to Might Writers' new "Mighty Song Writers" video series.

Opinion

The angst of being an adjunct professor during COVID-19 | Opinion

Temple professor: The university is allowing my classes to be virtual, but not all my colleagues are so lucky.

For Pa. and N.J. law school graduates, bar exams will be held despite virus and questions about the testing ordeal

Is the Bar Exam a 'rite of passage' or an exercise in 'gate-keeping'? At Penn State's Dickinson Law, the school's dean would prefer an alternative.

Lincoln U. board unanimously authorizes negotiations on a new contract for ousted president

Under the resolution passed, the board will consider a new contract for Brenda Allen within 30 days.

Girls’ High grad to lead the National Education Association, the country’s largest union

Becky Pringle becomes the highest ranking African American female union leader in the country.

Free internet coming for 35,000 Philly families: city, schools, Comcast to spend $17M on digital equity plan

Under the plan, some households will be wired for broadband access via Comcast’s Internet Essentials program and other families will receive wireless hot spots purchased by the city from T-Mobile.

Trump’s travel ban means I’m stuck in China while my school reopens | Opinion

Even though I can learn virtually from my home in China, I'll miss the experience of being with my friends and teammates when my Bryn Mawr school reopens.

Spotlight PA

Pa.'s public universities recruit students of color but fail them on campus

At best, many students of color said they feel unwelcome and ill-supported. At worst, they feel unsafe and targeted.

As criticism over college reopening plans mounts, Penn students who work in residence halls demand hazard pay, safer conditions

“Parties are generally harmless, though not allowed in a normal year,” said Zoe Osborne, 21, a rising senior from Philadelphia, who is in her second year as a resident assistant at Penn. “They are not harmless now.”

College bound: Camden teens are heading to Rowan to pursue their dreams, with help from a South Jersey business

The two Camden charter school graduates are heading to Rowan debt-free with the help of scholarships from a South Jersey business, "Not everyone is able to be blessed like this," said Julianna Hilton, 18.

Spotlight PA

Pa. education secretary will step down in October to lead Lancaster technical college

Education Secretary Pedro Rivera will be the next president of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.

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