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Sunday, February 22, 2015
Pedro Rivera was raised by a single mother in a poor neighborhood of North Philadelphia. He could have become a statistic. Instead, he’s set to become the next state secretary of education, chosen by Gov. Tom Wolf on Jan. 20 and awaiting confirmation by the state Senate.
By Mary Niederberger, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Shippensburg University is proposing a new tuition program that would be more costly for some students. Administrators say a decrease in state funding has made the program necessary. If the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education does not approve the program, Shippensburg says it will have to cut student services and resources.
By Amanda St. Hilare, WHTM-TV

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Higher education institutions are essential to the future of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As policies are currently being debated about the costs of higher education and their impact on students and families, it's important to remember the all-encompassing roles our higher education institutions play in our communities and regional economies.
By Sabina Deitrick, in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Millersville University President John Anderson and Janet Kacskos, university director of communications, met with the PennLive Editorial Board to discuss school issues from tuition to a new sustainable building.
By Wesley Robinson, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Senate legislation intended to require more public disclosure by Pennsylvania’s four state-related universities would, as currently written, enable those schools to shield from the public many of their largest employee salaries — figures they currently release.
By Bill Schackner, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Finishing a four-year degree will be easier for many students enrolled at Butler County Community College starting next school year, as six institutions will offer bachelor's degrees in seven academic fields.
By Rick Wills, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Cleveland State University made a proposition to its students two years ago: Take a full course load of 30 credits a year and get $200 off tuition and a $200 book stipend. Only 32 percent of its undergraduates finished a degree within six years, if at all. Hundreds of students were slipping through the cracks as the cost of college went up and up — and they took on thousands of dollars more in debt.
By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, The Washington Post