public-education

COMMENTARY

When you attack teachers, school boards over pandemic, you’re attacking your neighbors | Opinion

BY: - October 26, 2021

Our children are watching how we behave, and they're learning from it. What lesson do you want to leave for them?

‘This is how we remain competitive’: Advocates call on lawmakers to pass bill allowing in-state tuition, aid for undocumented residents

BY: - October 25, 2021

Twenty-two other states, including neighboring Maryland, New Jersey, and New York, have approved similar legislation.

COMMENTARY

How a suburban Pa. school board race became a Trumpian battleground | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 14, 2021

A campaign mailer making the rounds of sleepy Camp Hill, Pa. is a microcosm of the broader culture wars shaping our politics 

COMMENTARY

Parents always know best? I sure didn’t | Opinion

BY: - October 8, 2021

We are all learning about COVID-19 together. Nobody automatically knows best. There is no wisdom involved in the act of conceiving a child.

Philly School District makes changes to 2022-2023 school selection process

BY: - October 6, 2021

'School selection is an important opportunity for students throughout Philadelphia and adding an equity lens to this process is critical,' school district superintendent William Hite said

COMMENTARY

Here’s how education reform can support teachers instead of undermining them | Opinion

BY: - October 5, 2021

Oct. 5 is World Teachers Day. More than ever, educators around the world need our support.

COMMENTARY

Here’s why charter schools in Pa., elsewhere aren’t as ‘public’ as they claim they are | Opinion

BY: - October 1, 2021

Charter schools are not as accessible to the public as they are often made out to be

COMMENTARY

I’m a Central York grad. The book ban was an embarrassment | Ray E. Landis

BY: - September 29, 2021

Will local residents follow-up their activism in the voting booth in November?

Jumping into national debate, Pa. House panel approves bill to post school curriculums online

BY: - September 28, 2021

Rep. Andrew Lewis said his bill was needed because "a lot of parents, they don’t know what's being taught in school. And they should have that information at their fingertips."

Pa. Sen. Corman, parents sue to overturn Wolf’s mask order

BY: - September 4, 2021

Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, and a group of parents are suing to overturn the Wolf administration’s mask mandate for K-12 students, according to a published report. The lawsuit, first reported by the Associated Press, argues that acting Health Secretary Alison Beam doesn’t have the authority to issue the mandate, which applies […]

COMMENTARY

How state efforts to ban mask mandates in schools mirrors resistance to integration | Opinion

BY: - September 2, 2021

Southern states ignoring federal educational guidance is not new

Critical race theory protests in Pgh-area schools have ties to GOP organizing, right-wing media

BY: - September 1, 2021

Private schools such as Sewickley Academy and public school districts such as Fox Chapel, Gateway, and Mars Area are seeing pushes from parents and school board members to ban it.