Education

Pa. Senate education leaders need to give local taxpayers a break on cyber-charter costs |...

Pennsylvania’s antiquated Charter School Law sets the ground rules for payments to cyber-charters and school districts are getting gouged.

A risky wager? What supporters and opponents are saying about Wolf’s Nellie Bly scholarship...

The Wolf administration has touted the plan as a way to boost higher education funding for students in need, and to relieve some of the pressure the commonwealth is feeling from the ongoing “brain drain” crisis and declining enrollment at state-system schools.

Philly schools announce plans for summer learning

The programs will take place in-person at 24 schools throughout the city for students entering grades 1-12 and based on registration, can open up to 39 total schools.

Free college programs can enable more students to go to college, but it all...

Not all free college programs are created equal. New research finds that eligibility requirements and other features influence outcomes.

Pa. GOP House bill would ban transgender athletes from women’s interscholastic athletics

Exact language of the proposal is not yet available. But the legislation, sponsored primarily by Rep. Barbara Gleim, R-Cumberland, is titled the “Save Women’s Sports Act.” 

Historic Pa. public school funding lawsuit finally heading to trial this fall

The plaintiffs in the case want Pa. Commonwealth Court rule that the state’s current funding system is unconstitutional and order the Legislature to fix it. 

A partir de la próxima semana, los niños de las escuelas de Pa. pueden...

En una llamada con periodistas el martes, el Departamento de Salud y el Departamento de Educación de Pensilvania actualizaron la guía COVID-19 para Escuelas de la mancomunidad a partir del 5 de abril.

Guided by evidence, universities should lead the way on pandemic reopenings | Simon F....

We are not out of the woods yet, and things might turn out quite poorly if we open things up too soon and too widely. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel, finally.

Pa. must implement the Fair Funding Formula with fidelity | Timothy P. Williams

Doing anything else would be legislative malpractice where the figurative patients — taxpayers in growing districts — quietly suffer.

Starting next week, Pa. school kids can be 3 feet, not 6 feet apart,...

On a call with reporters Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Education updated the commonwealth’s COVID-19 guidance for schools effective April 5.