Democrats consider sexual assault reporting bill for college campuses

Democrats consider sexual assault reporting bill for college campuses

The House Democratic Policy Committee discussed House Bill 962, the Safe Campuses Act, during Friday’s public hearing at Temple University.

Rep. Maria Donatucci (D-Philadelphia), the bill’s prime sponsor, wants Pennsylvania to require all post-secondary schools, colleges, and universities to adopt policies to have a uniform standard for reporting sexual harassment.

Friday, April 6, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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House Republicans question PASSHE's cost for labor union contracts

House Republicans question PASSHE's cost for labor union contracts

The House Appropriations Committee questioned the Department of Education about why Gov. Tom Wolf proposed to give the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) an extra $15 million in his proposed budget.


The Republicans, in particular, scrutinized PASSHE’s labor union contracts.


Pedro Rivera, the secretary of Department of Education, voted in support of those contracts but would not disclose the cost.

Monday, March 5, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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New Keystone Scholars program introduced to help PA families save for higher education

New Keystone Scholars program introduced to help PA families save for higher education

Treasurer Joe Torsella announced Monday that Pennsylvania is launching the Keystone Scholars program. 

This program's purpose is to help encourage Pennsylvania families to plan for their children's higher education, and, to help start them off, it will give children a $100 grant at birth. 

This program will start in six counties--Delaware, Elk, Indiana, Luzerne, Mifflin, and Westmoreland--and will be provided to all children born or adopted in 2018 and 2019. 

Monday, February 26, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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PASSHE Chancellor highlights state schools' successes

PASSHE Chancellor highlights state schools' successes

Dr. Karen M. Whitney, the Chancellor of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, lead a press conference in the Capitol Rotunda Thursday afternoon to highlight Pennsylvania's public colleges' successes and how Pennsylvania schools prepare students for their careers and life after graduation.

Thursday, February 22, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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“Promise Plan” proposes free college tuition

“Promise Plan” proposes free college tuition

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center and Keystone Research Center recently released a plan to make college more affordable for Pennsylvania high school students. 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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