Education

Pennsylvania is a pretty good place to raise a baby, new report finds

Pennsylvania is making progress at encouraging strong families, and becoming a state where infants and toddlers can grow up in good health and encounter positive early learning experiences, a new report has found.The Keystone State...
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Penn State president says sexual assaults, alcohol offenses down after Greek life reforms

This article was edited on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. to include new comments from a Penn State spokesman about sexual assault.Anti-hazing reforms at Pennsylvania State University have contributed to a drop...

A state full of commuters who work in healthcare: This is Pa. today |...

The state's biggest employer may not be who you think it is.

Pa. Gov. Wolf’s plan to boost teachers’ base pay is long overdue | Opinion

It’s time for teachers' salaries to catch up and reflect the many roles and responsibilities we have today.

Charter schools exploit lucrative loophole that would be easy to close | Both Sides...

Charter school operators have been capitalizing on lax laws that let them lease building space to themselves at above-market rates. A simple ban could end the practice, two education scholars argue.

It’s time to stop attacking public cyber-charter school education | Both Sides Now

By Ana MeyersWhile parents throughout the state work to find the right educational environment for their children, many in Pennsylvania want to see the expansion of effective charter schools prevented altogether. These special...

New report claims $250M savings from cyber-charter funding reform

A progressive advocacy group says fixing the way Pennsylvania funds cyber-charter schools would save the taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars a year, cut down on waste at the schools, and improve student outcomes.The...

Schuylkill County teachers will continue legal fight against arming school staff

A Schuylkill County judge says she needs more information from a local teachers union before ruling on a policy that would allow employees to carry firearms in schools.The Tamaqua Education Association said Thursday it will...

Parkland, One Year Later: This is what these South Florida high school shooting survivors...

To relive what I experienced every single day and be saddled with the guilt of survival, leads to an excruciating existence. But I know I’m not alone. All of us at MSD are inexorably linked to a frighteningly growing list of mass shooting survivors.

Taxing video games won’t be enough to keep Pa. schools safe, bipartisan legislators say

A suburban Philly lawmaker's suggestion to furnish school safety dollars by taxing violent video games received a lot of press — with occasional blowback — this week.Bills from Rep. Chris Quinn, R-Delaware, would slap a...