Pennsylvania Republican legislators support a voucher program they say is meant to help a small number of students who attend schools they claim are failing.
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.
As counties continue to scramble to provide assistance to those who can’t afford private services, we cannot forget that our schools are only one of many important pieces of the mental health funding puzzle.
According to the local officials, two-thirds (66%) of Pennsylvania’s school buildings were built before 1970, and are likely to contain asbestos.
Latino youth in middle and high school have a lower sense of belonging at school and in the community overall when compared with white peers.
Nationwide testing results released in the fall of 2022 revealed that the reading and math performance on standardized tests of students who were in fourth and eighth grades in the U.S. in the 2021-2022 school year declined by historic amounts.
Community school programs in eastern and western Pennsylvania are among the 42 institutions that will share in $63 million in federal grant money aimed at expanding or establishing community school programs nationwide, the Biden administration said this week.
With more than 200 Americans still dying of drug overdoses each day, states are beginning the high-stakes task of deciding how to spend billions of dollars in settlement funds from opioid manufacturers and distributors.
On Thursday, Bethel Park had 32 replacements ready to cover classrooms for 44 instructors who were absent for the day. 12 classrooms with about 4,000 kids in the district had to be filled by whoever was available.
Governor Tom Wolf joined Pennsylvania school officials and education stakeholders to highlight his continued commitment towards equitable investments in the state’s education systems.