Stories tagged: "016 EDUCATION"

Gov. Josh Shapiro speaking at a press conference in the Pennsylvania State Capitol on July 6, 2023. (Photo: Sean Kitchen)
WATCH: Gov. Josh Shapiro Hails Historic Public Education Investment and Universal Free Breakfasts in Schools

Last week, Gov. Josh Shapiro sat down for an exclusive interview with Allan Piper for The Keystone and highlighted the historic investments in education.

State Rep. Paul Friel speaking at a press conference on book bans in the Pennsylvania capitol on Sept. 19, 2023. (Photo:Sean Kitchen)
Parents, Students and Lawmakers Rally Against Book Bans in Harrisburg

Buzz Bissinger, a Pulitzer Prize winning author and journalist from Philadelphia, spoke at a press conference at the Pennsylvania capitol in Harrisburg on Tuesday about the dangers of banning books.

JoAnne A. Epps, acting president of Temple University, attends the premiere screening of WE tv's first original scripted drama "The Divide" at the Roxy Theater on Wed., June 25, 2014 in Philadelphia. Epps has died after collapsing at a memorial service Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 19, the university said. (Alejandro A. Alvarez/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Acting Temple University President JoAnne Epps Dies After Collapsing on Stage

Epps was attending a memorial service at the university when she suffered what a doctor speaking at a news conference described as a "sudden episode."

Shown is a class room at Penn Wood High School in Lansdowne, Pa., Wednesday, May 3, 2023.  As schools across the country struggle to find teachers to hire, more governors are pushing for pay increases and bonuses for the beleaguered profession.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Emails Reveal Right-Wing Lobbyists Driving PA Treasurer’s Pro-Voucher Budget Strategy

The Keystone obtained emails through a Right to Know request from Garrity’s office that offers insight into the roles the Commonwealth Foundation, a right-wing organization, and the Treasurer's office had during the voucher program’s legislative process.

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With Thousands of Child Care Programs at Risk of Closing, Democrats Press for More Money

A June report from The Century Foundation found that without additional money, about 70,000 child care programs would probably have to shut down after this month. WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in Congress are pushing for a new round of money to keep the nation’s child care industry afloat, saying thousands of programs are at risk...

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 30: Protestors demonstrate outside the Moms for Liberty Convention on June 30, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ACT UP Philly, Youth Communist League, and Grandparents for Truth and Defense of Democracy organized protests. (Photo by Mark Makela for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Group Releases Playbook on How to Organize Against Right-Wing School Boards

The Campaign for Our Shared Future, an organization that advocates for inclusive education for students from grade school through high school, released a playbook on Tuesday.

A protester holds a placard during a protest held by Philly Children's Movement against Moms For Liberty in Center City Philadelphia. Philly Children's Movement supporters and LGBTQ+ supporters gather to protest against the Mom's For Liberty, a group formed in 2021 to fight against COVID-19 Mandates. The Mom's For Liberty held their annual summit in Philadelphia. Mom's For Liberty is designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group and has been a vocal voice in anti-LGBT rhetoric and the push in banning certain books from schools and libraries. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher via Getty Images)
Pennridge School District Will Teach Right-Wing Propaganda on Slavery

The Pennridge School Board voted to whitewash their student’s history curriculums at the end of August. Teachers will now be required to teach students right-wing propaganda on race, slavery, and the Civil War.