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After huge demand, state senator wants Pa. to budget $125 million for school safety...

Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed funding two programs at $45 million and $10 million, respectively, in the state’s 2019-20 budget.
Harrisburg High School (Cpaital-Star photo by Elizabeth Hardison)

‘Complete craziness’: County court injunction halts special board meeting in Harrisburg as district fights...

A Dauphin County judge halted a meeting of the embattled Harrisburg School Board with an injunction Thursday night, just minutes before board members were expected to vote publicly on new contracts for top administrators.
Pennsylvania Department of Education Secretary Pedro Rivera.

As it seeks state control, Education department tries to prevent new action by Harrisburg...

Education Secretary Pedro Rivera filed the emergency injunction on Thursday morning, the same day that the Harrisburg School Board of Directors is scheduled to hold a special meeting to vote on personnel items.

To help balance the books, school officials ask Pa. lawmakers to boost basic ed...

A Stanford study found that Pennsylvania’s charter schools failed to deliver better reading education to their students than traditional public schools, and often delivered a worse education in math.

Pa.’s ‘have not’ school districts are falling farther behind. Lawmakers, Wolf need to close...

Have-not districts are facing ongoing and permanent deficits as expenditure growth continues to outstrip increases in state support. The consequences of these deficits are grim.
Pennsylvania Department of Education Secretary Pedro Rivera.

Harrisburg city school district may soon be under state control, as Pa. Education department...

The county court has seven days to hold a hearing on the petition, and then 10 days to file a decision on receivership, the Department of Education said in a press release.

Wolf’s school attendance proposal will help students succeed. Here’s how | Opinion

The Legislature should support the governor’s proposal to update the compulsory age requirements to better serve our students, families and communities.

This program in rural Pennsylvania is teaching kids about robotics

Timothy Heffernan is the gifted support teacher at Franklin Area High School in Venango County, a rural part of northwest Pennsylvania.Each year, he lets his students tell him what they're interested in and designs...

The teacher strike is off, but Harrisburg’s senator is still calling for state control

“I’ve learned to say, ‘what else can go wrong?’” John DiSanto said. “The last thing I thought we would have is a strike, and now there’s a strike... I think a lot can continue to go wrong.”

Stay in high school, and participate in its reinvention to meet your needs |...

Raising the school-leaving age from 17 to 18 will help students earn more — and reach their goals.