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Education News from PennWatch – the latest higher and post-secondary education-related news that impacts the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

With a total economic impact of nearly $136 billion annually, the agricultural industry is essential to Pennsylvania's future. Yet, the farming population is aging, and with 16,000 Pennsylvania farmers projected to retire in the next 10 years, many are...
Milton Hershey School and Widener University have entered a partnership that creates new opportunities for financially disadvantaged students who are the first in their families to pursue undergraduate degrees. The collaboration was outlined in a memorandum of understanding officials...
A group of 30 Milton Hershey School high school students recently received Certificates of Training from the Pennsylvania State Police after participating in the PA State Police Youth and Law Enforcement Training Forum. These students are part of the...
“Over the past several months, I have joined with campus safety advocates to express serious concerns about Secretary DeVos and the Department of Education’s plans to protect students on campus. While today’s proposal incorporates a few of the positive...
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) launched the Future Ready PA Index, the Wolf Administration’s new public-facing, one-stop location for comprehensive information and data on student and school success. The tool was developed with input from thousands of stakeholders. “Parents,...
Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced felony charges against a Cumberland County teacher just hours before she was to chaperone a student field trip.  An investigation by Office of Attorney General Agents led to the seizure of cocaine, methamphetamine,...
During the 2018 Founders Week Assembly, the Milton Hershey School community gathered to reflect on founders Milton and Catherine Hershey and celebrate the school that more than 2,000 students call home. The assembly marked the beginning of Founders Week—a week-long,...
During the month of November, the Milton Hershey School community will celebrate a big milestone—100 years since its founder Milton Hershey gifted his fortune to the school. Hershey placed 5,000 shares of equity stock in the Hershey Chocolate Company...
 Governor Tom Wolf today launched the next phase of his new and innovative PAsmart initiative by announcing that $30 million in grants are available to invest in K-12 computer science and STEM education, expand registered apprenticeships, and support job...
November is a busy month for Central Penn College in Summerdale. The college at 600 Valley Road is hosting everything from a breast cancer event to a lecture on the assassination of JFK.  The 55th anniversary of his death...

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