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Pa. House passes bill requiring parental consent on social media, despite first amendment concerns

The bill would require social media platforms to verify the age of new users creating accounts and attempt to request parental consent of anyone under 16. It would also prohibit social media companies from selling minors’ data to third parties and using it to target ads, and require platforms to have a clear policy for reporting threats and harassment.

Transit stakeholders urge Senate to pass funding increase for public transportation

Transit agency officials and lawmakers came together Wednesday to urge the state Senate to support of Gov. Josh Shapiro’s proposal to direct an additional 1.75% of state sales tax revenue to public transportation by emphasizing the statewide impact that it would have.

Education association tackles teacher shortage with ‘Educators Rising’ program

The shortage of educators and school staffers has reached a crisis level in some Pennsylvania public schools, prompting a new “Educators Rising” program, which aims to recruit future educators from local high schools.

Ten schools are already participating, with students attending the Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center to develop teaching skills.