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Principal Jovan Weaver knows well the trauma that many of his students experience. We hear his struggle to overcome a tumultuous childhood.
Air Date: April 25, 2018Listen 37:45
The debate that led to Wister’s conversion to a charter school raised questions of politics, access and influence. And it pitted Philadelphia neighbors against one another.
Air Date: April 25, 2018Listen 36:21
As principal, Jovan tries to find a balance between Mastery's “no excuses” culture and the “love and positivity” mission he envisions based on his own traumatic childhood.
Air Date: April 25, 2018Listen 35:39
Wister’s 5th grade students see themselves reflected in a faculty that has adopted a civil rights mission. And Jovan makes a major personal decision.
Air Date: April 25, 2018Listen 38:30
Keystone Crossroads’ Kevin McCorry recently visited Northwestern Pennsylvania to report on the issues that rural school districts face.
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Keystone Crossroads’ Kevin McCorry travelled throughout rural Pa. to learn about the students, educators and families that struggle to provide a promising education.
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Titusville’s story is echoed across many towns in Pennsylvania, where a solid middle-class workforce was once sustained by no more than a high school degree.
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The legislation was spurred by a cafeteria worker in Western Pennsylvania who objected to a policy in the Canon-McMillan School District.
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Gov. Tom Wolf has allowed a bill to become law that weakens teacher seniority protections and gives school districts more flexibility in their rationale for making layoffs.
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The Pennsylvania Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would alter a wide range of state policies related to public education — including the weakening of seniority protections
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Pa. budget impasse has put funding for Pennsylvania’s state-related universities in jeopardy. Without it, in-state students will likely see a tuition spike.
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Ideological debate over low-performing schools underlies Pa. plan to comply with new federal education law
Every state in the U.S. was required to submit a proposal to the federal government by last week on how it will comply with the new feder ...
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