Education


College students in Pennsylvania are struggling to afford food, housing

The most common obstacle respondents faced this year was not being able to afford rent, mortgage, or utility bills. The number of students who said they experienced housing insecurity in 2020 rose by almost 10% from 2019.

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

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Classes At Pa.’s state-owned universities will be mostly held online in fall, system approves building sales in cost-cutting move

“We still have a responsibility to provide a quality and affordable education for those students who are sticking with us.”

By Sam Dunklau

Updated: August 13, 2020 | 12:31 pm

Students at Penn State forced to sign COVID-19 liability waiver to participate in fall semester

Other universities across the country have required similar waivers, but students and legal experts say Penn State’s crosses the line.s

By Sara Simon/Spotlight PA

Condemn, discuss, repeat: Students of color say Pa.’s state universities fail to address campus racism

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

By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA

On the fence: Teachers, excited to get back in the classroom, remain concerned about coronavirus risks

With fluid guidelines in place, educators say they want to return to school but they remain concerned that a return to brick-and-mortar schools poses significant and unavoidable health risks.

By Ivey DeJesus/PennLive
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