Educational equity and justice will require more than a historical court ruling. It will require legislative action—something that has eluded Pennsylvania educators for over a century.
Tag Archives: Education
Pa. Has an Unprecedented Opportunity to Fix Public School Funding. We Can’t Miss It | Opinion
In a monumental ruling earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled that our commonwealth’s current system of school funding is unconstitutional.
PA Now Tasked with Public-School Funding Revamp
It’s been two weeks since a Commonwealth Court judge ruled Pennsylvania’s system of funding public schools is unconstitutional and must be revamped.
Pa.’s Shapiro, Lee Help Launch $150M Partnership to Improve Access to STEM Education
Gov. Josh Shapiro and U.S. Rep. Summer Lee, D-12th District, will visit Carnegie Mellon University on Thursday to help launch a $150 million partnership with the Norman and Ruth Rales Foundation, aimed at helping improve access to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) graduate education for students from underrepresented communities.
Public School Enrollment Dropped by 1.2M During the Pandemic – An Expert Discusses Where the Students Went and Why it Matters
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.
Pa. Bills Would Boost Benefits For Retired Teachers, State Employees
On Wednesday, Rep. Steven R. Malagari, D-Montgomery, began seeking co-sponsors for a proposal that would boost pension benefits for teachers and state employees alike during the fiscal year that ends June 30, and tie future hikes to inflationary increases.
Boosting Graduation, Reducing Dropout Rates Key to Philly Schools’ Success, City Schools Chief Says
Increasing the graduation rate, reducing the dropout rate and improving student attendance are among the areas that School District of Philadelphia superintendent Tony Watlington Sr. said he would like the district to focus on in the future.
Pa. to Share in $63M in Federal Aid to Support Community Schools
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.
Pa. House Bill Would Make It Easier for Parents to Attend School Events
For too many American families, the demands of work and the economy make it hard for parents to be there when their kids need them the most. But a bill sponsored by two Democratic lawmakers from Philadelphia aims to help parents be there when it matters.
Dress for Success Helps Women Achieve Economic Independence
The mission for Dress for Success Pittsburgh, including its Washington County branch, goes far beyond providing clothing for women: the nonprofit empowers women who are entering and returning to the workforce. (Capital-Star file)