Uniontown Area School District Superintendent Dr. Charles Machesky (Photo by Karen Mansfield for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

Funding the 500: Superintendent’s decade of unpaid service saves SWPA district over $2.1M

BY: - June 20, 2023

Charles Macheksy's act of charity means the Uniontown Area Schools have been able to pump money back into the classroom.

Students, families, and education advocates join Children First and Education Voters of Pennsylvania to host a rally on the Capitol steps to “ring the bells of justice,” and call for equitable funding for Pennsylvania public schools. The rally, which took place Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, occurred on the first day of the landmark trial that could change how Pennsylvania funds its 500 school districts. (Capital-Star photo by Marley Parish)

Mastriano’s education funding plan would devastate Pa.’s public schools, advocates say

BY: - August 19, 2022

“We would have to be insane to support what [Mastriano’s] offering,” Ed Albert, of the Pa. Association of Rural and Small Schools, said.

Teachers come under pressure as politicians, parents battle over ‘critical race theory’

BY: - June 15, 2021

In one sign of a growing pushback, a teacher-led protest to “pledge to teach the truth” was scheduled for Saturday in 22 states.