Student debt has kept home ownership out of reach for 400,000 young families, Fed reports

Skyrocketing student loan debt put homeownership out of reach for 400,000 Americans in their 20s and 30s from 2005 to 2014, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve.

Student debt has kept home ownership out of reach for 400,000 young families, Fed reports

Skyrocketing student loan debt put homeownership out of reach for 400,000 Americans in their 20s and 30s from 2005 to 2014, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve.

AG Josh Shapiro’s legal fight vs Navient, for-profit colleges heats up in Pa. | Debt Valley

Pa. is ground zero for student loan debt, and Attorney General Josh Shapiro is suing Navient Corp. one of the largest loan servicers, alleging that debtors were mislead and defrauded.

AG Josh Shapiro’s legal fight vs Navient, for-profit colleges heats up in Pa. | Debt Valley

Pa. is ground zero for student loan debt, and Attorney General Josh Shapiro is suing Navient Corp. one of the largest loan servicers, alleging that debtors were mislead and defrauded.

J-Term courses on dogs, card tricks, murals, and more give students a break from studying, tests, stress

The idea for a January break of short, intensive, offbeat classes that break up the academic year originated on college campuses, where they remain popular. But in the Philadelphia region, a number of private secondary schools have enthusiastically adopted the idea.

J-Term courses on dogs, card tricks, murals, and more give students a break from studying, tests, stress

The idea for a January break of short, intensive, offbeat classes that break up the academic year originated on college campuses, where they remain popular. But in the Philadelphia region, a number of private secondary schools have enthusiastically adopted the idea.
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Michigan State president submits resignation amid uproar over comments

A member of the Michigan State University Board of Trustees says interim president John Engler is resigning amid backlash over his comments about Larry Nassar's sexual assault victims.

Fire, water damage close North Philadelphia charter school

Affected is the People for People Charter School on North Broad Street.

Guns in schools: Tamaqua board suspends armed-employee policy after lawsuits

A controversial program to train and arm school employees in Tamaqua, Schuylkill County, is on hold pending the outcome of two lawsuits against the school board.

New chancellor: Pa.’s 14 state universities should start operating more like a system

Daniel Greenstein spent the fall visiting Pennsylvania's 14 state universities, which he was hired last year to oversee. On Wednesday, he unveiled his vision: The schools must start operating more like a system, consolidate business operations and open courses on all campuses to all students.

Waiting longer for mental health care may help college students, report finds

Researchers found that students that are made to wait until therapists have a full-time opening saw their therapist a greater number of times, waited fewer days between appointments, and had a greater reduction in symptoms.

Why should Jefferson’s cancer center get property-tax exemption? asks suburban school district

The Upper Moreland School District has joined an emerging trend of cash-strapped schools questioning why some highly-profitable organizations should be let off the hook for property taxes.

At St. Joe’s, students learn the business of food

For decades, St. Joseph's University has offered one of the only undergraduate food marketing majors in the country. Administrators say it has flourished because it offers students the certainty of a good job after graduation.

School board votes to postpone policy to arm teachers

A Pennsylvania school board voted to postpone a policy allowing teachers to carry guns in school.

PSU releases report on hazing, first one under new Tim Piazza law

Since sophomore pledge Tim Piazza died at Pennsylvania State University in February 2017 following a booze-fueled fraternity party, the university has investigated and taken action on 14 other reports of hazing, including one case where pledges were forced to drink a jug of wine in 30 minutes.

New postings show wide range of Pa. college hazing

Pennsylvania colleges and universities are posting online reports of hazing under a new state law passed after a Penn State fraternity pledge died in 2017

L.A. teachers on strike; what does it mean for Philly?

“I said to my members, ‘What’s happening to Los Angeles teachers is what will happen here; don’t think that it won’t,'” PFT president Jerry Jordan said.

In Pa., most cyber charter schools operate with expired state agreements

The state Department of Education has taken years to decide whether to renew some cyber charter schools — delays observers described as "terrible" and a "red flag."

Why a Temple professor created a ‘Failure CV’ to tout his defeats

Doug Webber hopes his brutal honesty lets graduate students and junior faculty know that they shouldn’t get discouraged by the many inevitable failures that will come in their careers.

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Kamala Harris jumps into presidential race

Trump offers temporary protections for some immigrants in exchange for wall money

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