Survey: Less than half of U.S. teachers say they’d tell younger selves to enter profession
A third of teachers say they're considering quitting, underlining a nationwide shortage.
I’m studying to be a teacher. We must make it more affordable to enter the profession | Opinion
Bills now before the state House will help -- and they deserve lawmakers' support.
Pa. bills providing $100M in aid for mental health programs are a lifeline. Here’s why | Opinion
The money will revolutionize Pa.'s mental health landscape and improve the lives of so many people.
Pa. House panel advances bill to ease teacher shortage | Tuesday Morning Coffee
The bill would encourage paraprofessionals and other school support staff to go back to college to earn their teaching credentials.
Pa. Rep. Schlossberg among lawmakers at White House summit on mental health issues
The meeting focused on efforts to advance mental health care and substance abuse aid.
Wolf admin. celebrates launch of 988 helpline, says there’s more work to be done
In Pennsylvania, 988 will connect callers and texters to one of the commonwealth’s 13 crisis call centers for support. In communities where mobile crisis mental health teams are available, the call centers can dispatch those teams to “provide on-site support and interventions,” according to DHS.
Lehigh Valley Dem keeping up budget push for $100M mental health program
Rep. Mike Schlossberg, who's been public with his own mental health battles, says he wants to 'move the conversation' on the issue.
Pa. House lawmaker proposes $100M mental health aid package | Wednesday Morning Coffee
Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, who's spoken openly about his own mental health struggles, is backing the bill.
Wolf to sign $40.8B budget that spends on education, saves billions for the future
“This year’s budget reflects resilience,” Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, said.
New report calls for ‘comprehensive’ fight against Pa.’s other public health crisis: Suicide | Wednesday Morning Coffee
“We need to study all factors that lead to suicide because treating the disease is both challenging and difficult,” top lawmaker says.
After budget whiff, census advocates again pitch state funding to Senate Republicans
During a Monday hearing, experts described the potential costs of an undercount of Pennsylvania's estimated 12.8 million residents.
Without minimum wage, cash assistance, $34 billion budget falls flat with some House Democrats
The House Appropriations Committee advanced a $33.997 billion budget Monday, the opening salvo in the week before the June 30 deadline to secure a new fiscal blueprint for next year.