Education

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.

This program in rural Pennsylvania is teaching kids about robotics

Timothy Heffernan is the gifted support teacher at Franklin Area High School in Venango County, a rural part of northwest Pennsylvania.Each year, he lets his students tell him what they're interested in and designs...

The teacher strike is off, but Harrisburg’s senator is still calling for state control

“I’ve learned to say, ‘what else can go wrong?’” John DiSanto said. “The last thing I thought we would have is a strike, and now there’s a strike... I think a lot can continue to go wrong.”

Stay in high school, and participate in its reinvention to meet your needs |...

Raising the school-leaving age from 17 to 18 will help students earn more — and reach their goals.

‘This was not an easy decision’: Harrisburg teachers prepare for one-day strike

Saying that their district is “in the midst of a crisis” and unable to provide satisfactory working conditions to its employees, teachers in Harrisburg’s public school system are planning a one-day strike on Friday.

Pennsylvania’s kindergarten teachers ask state lawmakers for more pre-K funding

The fight to secure more funding for high-quality early education in Pennsylvania has a new ally: the state’s kindergarten teachers.A survey by the Pennsylvania State Education Association found nearly unanimous support for publicly...

The SAT’s new ‘adversity score’ is a poor fix for a problematic test |...

The College Board is adding a new 'adversity score' to the SAT to take students' socioeconomic backgrounds into account. Will the move correct long-standing disparities in the college entrance exam?

‘We need to stop it before it happens:’ Bipartisan House coalition rolls out new...

The lawmakers say the bills could help stop future acts of violence before they happen.

House passes $100 million expansion of private school scholarship tax credit

The House voted Tuesday to nearly double the size of a state tax credit for individuals and businesses that donate money for private school scholarships.