It could result in arming teachers. Gov. Tom Wolf has said he'll veto any such measure.
A $34 billion budget plan approved by the state House Tuesday boosts basic education spending by $160 million, but public school advocates say Pennsylvania’s school districts need even more to cover ever-increasing expenses.
If the reception he received from the Senate Education Committee is any indication, Secretary Pedro Rivera is poised to cruise to a second term as Pennsylvania’s top education czar.
Despite its lukewarm reception from Republicans, Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to give more than 5,000 Pennsylvania teachers a raise may still find a place in the budget legislation expected to reach his desk this week.
By Susan Spicka It’s budget season in Harrisburg. At a time of year when we should be talking about funding to meet public schools’ needs, instead we’ve been hearing more about massive giveaways of taxpayer...
Surrounded by sash-wearing dairy princesses, lawmakers gulping down chocolate milk, and a sea of concerned farmers and their families, allies of Pennsylvania's dairy industry made a plea in the Capitol Tuesday on behalf of...
A proposal to make Pennsylvania’s teacher evaluation system fairer to educators in high-poverty schools passed a key Senate committee hurdle on Tuesday without the support of the state’s most impoverished school district.
Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would nearly double the size of a tax credit program for private and parochial school scholarships.Wolf told the Capital-Star last week he planned to veto...
Our concerns are not whether charter schools are good or bad. Instead, our concern is how current state policy funds charter schools.
Pennsylvania has 500 school districts. A legislative panel spent some time talking about what -- if anything -- to do about that.