School administrators say a well-intentioned policy change in the state’s sprawling school code has allowed lunch debt to skyrocket.
Negotiations between the Senate and House over the concerns are set to restart Friday morning. A measure to reconsider the bill was already filed by the Democrats.
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...