Education

Moo-ve over skim milk: These lawmakers are udderly serious about bringing back whole milk

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 change Pa.’s teacher evaluation system is moving forward — without support...

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. Wolf vetoes bill to expand tax credits for private, parochial school scholarships

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...

Lawmakers, Wolf need to fix Pennsylvania’s charter school funding imbalance | Opinion

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. What’s stopping consolidations?

Pennsylvania has 500 school districts. A legislative panel spent some time talking about what -- if anything -- to do about that.
Harrisburg High School (Cpaital-Star photo by Elizabeth Hardison)

Judge moves to put Harrisburg City School District under state control

A Dauphin County judge announced Monday morning that he would appoint a receiver to take control of the Harrisburg City School District, effectively putting the troubled school system under state control.

Who gets Pennsylvania’s educational tax credits, and who gets money? Search the EITC data...

Every year, businesses clamor to claim Pennsylvania’s educational tax credits, which allow them to lower their tax bills by donating to private school scholarship funds, pre-K programs, and other educational enrichment initiatives.We explained how...

EITC, explained: How Pennsylvania’s educational tax credits are used, who benefits, and more

Here’s a look at how the program works and who stands to benefit from it.

Public school advocates called for greater accountability for cyber charters. Then things got heated

A small rally in favor of cyber charter school funding reform led to a heated debate between education advocates in the state Capitol on Tuesday, the same day the House considered a slate of...