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.
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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.
Schools, Sheriffs, and Syringes: State Plans Vary for Spending $26B in Opioid Settlement Funds
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.
School Personnel are in Low Supply in Pennsylvania School Districts
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 Wolf’s budget shows commitment to higher education investments
Governor Tom Wolf joined Pennsylvania school officials and education stakeholders to highlight his continued commitment towards equitable investments in the state’s education systems.