A storied Harrisburg high school faces the wrecking ball | Thursday Morning Coffee
News of the planned demolition of William Penn High School comes amidst a broader debate on how Pa. will pay for repairs for schools statewide
I’m a Black male educator. Pa. schools need more people who look like me | Opinion
Teachers of color, and specifically Black male educators, are precious and should be protected at all costs.
Join us on June 13 in HBG to recognize these education heroes of the pandemic | Anwar Curtis
I commend every student who kept it together despite the difficulties many students faced, especially at a very young age.
‘A helper by nature’: Meet the Harrisburg woman helping ex-inmates return to their community | Anwar Curtis
Block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, community advocate Kia Hansard is doing her part to try to make Harrisburg a better place.
House Democrats accuse Speaker Turzai of making votes on defeated bills disappear
According to House Democrats, the minority party, both measures were defeated in bipartisan, majority votes, but the final results were not recorded.
Pa. House panel advances bill authorizing vouchers for Harrisburg schools
The bill forbids schools from adding any conditions to the vouchers, such as mandating that private schools accept special needs students.
Tuition vouchers will do more harm to Harrisburg’s recovering schools than good | Opinion
It couldn’t come at a worst time — just as the recovery process is starting to work in Harrisburg.
House Speaker Mike Turzai proposes school voucher program for Harrisburg City Schools
The plan would require the Harrisburg City Schools to award scholarships of at least $4,100 to children who wish to enroll in private or public schools.
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.
Harrisburg city school district may soon be under state control, as Pa. Education department petitions for receivership
The county court has seven days to hold a hearing on the petition, and then 10 days to file a decision on receivership, the Department of Education said in a press release.
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.”
‘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.