A new report analyzes salary data and the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has on the workforce of child-welfare, juvenile-justice and children’s mental and behavioral health organizations across Pennsylvania.
In Pennsylvania and across the country, some 74% of young people in the U.S. believe gun violence is a problem, and 60% want to see stricter gun laws.
We know high temperatures impact the commonwealth from June through September, but even a July and August moratorium would protect lower-income residents from the dangers of excessive heat in their homes during the hottest time of the summer.
Pennsylvania lawmakers likely won’t solve the budget impasse before schools return this fall, forcing some of the four state-related universities to approve tuition increases for the upcoming year.
According to the report, there was a significant increase in business applications in the Northeast, with 68,475 new applications, a 6.5% increase from the previous month.
Ryan Hardesty, a seventh and eighth grade social studies teacher at Highland Middle School in the Blackhawk School District in Beaver County, has traveled the state to collaborate with other educators, since becoming Teacher of the Year.
In Pennsylvania, education advocates contended affirmative action has been a critical tool in promoting equity and addressing historical disadvantages faced by marginalized communities.
The largest gains were seen in government (+60,000), health care (+41,000), social assistance (+24,000), construction (+23,000), and professional and business services (+21,000).
Pennsylvania, like many other states, has not been immune to the recent wave of antisemitic acts and rhetoric – and the state is working to prevent incidents of antisemitism.
A Pennsylvania advocacy group is watching carefully as the Senate ponders House Bill 611, which would provide more funding for basic K-12 and special education, and target more funding to lower-income districts.