Education

Starting next week, Pa. school kids can be 3 feet, not 6 feet apart,...

On a call with reporters Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Education updated the commonwealth’s COVID-19 guidance for schools effective April 5. 

Pa. House bill would require students to pass civics test to graduate | Monday...

Districts already are required to administer the test. The bill sponsored by Rep. Karen Boback makes it a graduation requirement.
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Time is running out for Wolf to repopulate shorthanded charter school appeals board

During his six years in office, Wolf has not nominated a single member to the powerful appeals panel, whose appointed members can overturn decisions by locally elected school board directors. 

Saylor a las escuelas: ofrecer clases en persona o perder fondos estatales

El Presidente del Comité de asignaciones de la Cámara de Representantes, Stan Saylor, R-York, dijo que esperaba que el requisito de aprendizaje en persona se aplicara a distritos escolares, escuelas técnicas, colegios comunitarios y universidades públicas.

Saylor to schools: Offer in-person classes or forfeit state funding

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Stan Saylor, R-York, said he expected the in-person learning requirement would apply to school districts, technical schools, community colleges and public universities. 

Charter schools are public schools. Why doesn’t Wolf’s budget treat them that way? |...

If Wolf follows this path, it will be painfully clear that the type of public school he funds is more important than the needs of our public charter school students here in Philadelphia.

State on track to vaccinate school employees by end of March, officials say

Pennsylvania’s plan to vaccinate up to 200,000 school employees is on track to wrap up by the end of the month, as long as the state receives its anticipated allocations of Johnson & Johnson...

Her family tree is loaded with educators. Now this new Philly school board member...

“Help us with the goals and guardrails, but most importantly help us make the Philadelphia School District serve all abilities and all socioeconomic levels,” she added. “Help us help the children of today and tomorrow.”

Philly City Council panel takes up challenge of environmental clean-up in city schools

By Erin Flynn Jay PHILADELPHIA -- City Council’s Committee on Children and Youth held a public hearing Wednesday hosted by Councilmember at-Large Kendra Brooks in partnership with Philadelphia Jobs with Justice to examine the relationship...