A group of D.C. area colleges and universities are joining together to research ways to reduce gun violence. This coalition of schools, called the 120 Initiative, will explore topics such as social economic issues, impacts of technology, and interactions between law and society.
Introducing social-emotional learning to all aspects of curriculum was critical to school culture transformation efforts aimed to address dropping enrollment numbers, increasing suspension rates and overwhelming student dissatisfaction at Langley Elementary in Washington, D.C., Principal Vanessa Drumm-Canepa writes.
When this principal accepted the position at Langley Elementary in Washington, D.C., they had two objectives in mind: one, to empower teachers who truly care about supporting the whole child, and two, to inspire a schoolwide culture shift.
Food insecurity is common on college campuses, and Pennsylvania colleges are no exception. State leaders are calling for action to improve the state of food access on college campuses across the state.
Nationally, Black and Latinx male students complete college programs at lower rates than both white male students and their Black and Latinx female counterparts, according to the most recent findings from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Data from the same nonprofit also show college enrollment for Black and Latinx men has decreased by 14.8% and 10.3%, respectively, during the pandemic.
Liquor Enforcement Officers from the PA State Police, and the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement will be teaming up to target alcohol related crimes on and around college campuses. With the start of the fall semester, the Bureau will also offer educational and enforcement assistance to campus administrators and authorities to aid them in reducing underage alcohol consumption.
Nearly one-third of 118 community college and technical school campuses in Pennsylvania are not within walking distance of a public transit stop, and that could be a problem for students without cars or with car problems, according to the Seldin/Haring-Smith Foundation, which released a national report on the topic last year.
Following a recent press release from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Penn State students are cautioned on the presence and dangers of brightly colored fentanyl known as “rainbow fentanyl.” Rainbow fentanyl is an emerging trend used by drug cartels to sell fentanyl — disguised as candy — to children and young people.