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With new tip line in place, lawmakers push schools to address reported threats

In the wake of the Parkland shooting, Pennsylvania's Legislature last year poured $60 million into school safety funding while also creating a statewide tip line to report threats of school violence.

Tell your legislator to support this Pa. Senate bill that keeps kids on track...

We urge everyone to call your legislators and ask them to support Brown's proposal.

Why Pa. needs a new statewide costing-out study for public education | Opinion

It's budget time: Which makes it a good time to take a fresh look at how Pennsylvania pays for its public schools

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.