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A Republican lawmaker wants to eliminate Pa.’s property tax by targeting retirement income. Will...

A bill from Rep. Frank Ryan, R-Lebanon, would also increase income and sales taxes to replace the estimated $15 billion that state property owners currently pay.

Poor school districts are funding the state’s cyber charter schools, research shows. That wasn’t...

Poor districts disproportionately fund the state’s cyber charter sector, which reliably produces low test scores and graduation rates for its students, new research shows.

Pennsylvania’s charter schools, explained: How they work, and why Gov. Wolf wants to reform...

The debate over charter school funding has reached a “crisis point," education advocates say.

Pa. ranks 38th in the nation for early childhood education programs, report | Wednesday...

Despite strides, the state still has ground to make up.

Property tax elimination hearing draws big crowd, but agreement still scarce

YORK, Pa. — To Jim Rodkey, property taxes are serfdom.“I am here today because I believe the property tax to be the most morally irresponsible, regressive, and unfair system of taxation in existence,” Rodkey,...

Rolling out charter school reforms, Wolf calls for a ‘level playing field’

The new executive actions will authorize the Pennsylvania Department of Education to recoup the cost of administering the charter school law by billing charter schools for payment processing and legal and administrative assistance, Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday.

Pennsylvania set up a tip line for school threats. Instead, students overwhelmingly called with...

While demand for mental health services outstrips access in Pennsylvania, state lawmakers in recent years haven’t increased spending.
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This new student loan program will make college more affordable for more Pa. students...

The rising cost of college means that private student loans are increasingly necessary after students exhaust grants, scholarships, campus-based aid, and low-cost federal student loans.
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All public universities get private money, but some get much more than the rest...

Overall, the growth in giving to public higher ed institutions isn't compensating for a reduction in funding by the states.

Washington State is betting big on free college. What lessons can Pa. advocates learn?...

The new Washington program, however, offers “first dollar” grants. This allows students to apply Pell and other aid to college costs besides tuition, such as books, room and board, and transportation. This lowers the amount that students have to borrow for college.