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.
In one of his first executive orders, Gov. Josh Shapiro underscored what many educators already know: Our traditional higher education system is in trouble.
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.
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.
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.