public-education

State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-Clinton, speaks in support of House Bill 972 during a Senate Education Committee Hearing held at the Pennsylvania Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Inside Pa.’s proposed ‘Parental Bill of Rights,’ which critics are calling homophobic

BY: - September 27, 2022

The legislation would place limits on teachings of sexual orientation and gender identity in younger grades.

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Book bans reflect outdated beliefs about how children read | Opinion

BY: - September 22, 2022

Many adults presume that exposure to particular literary content will invariably produce particular effects.

Pa. a national leader as an ‘unprecedented flood’ of book bans engulfs U.S. school districts

BY: - September 20, 2022

The other states with the most incidents of banning are Texas, Florida, and Tennessee

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CURIOUS KIDS

How to keep kids curious. Five questions answered | Opinion

BY: - September 19, 2022

Curiosity is a natural capacity, present in nonhuman animals as well as in humans from a very young age.

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These high school ‘classics’ have been taught for years. Are their days numbered? | Opinion

BY: - September 19, 2022

Does a new generation of students require a new generation of literary classics?

Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff (White House photo)

Teachers are ‘critical for the strength of our nation’ 2nd Gentleman Doug Emhoff says in Pa. visit

BY: - September 16, 2022

In Allentown and Philly, VP Kamala Harris' husband talked public schools and more. 

In debt and underfunded, Pa.’s student debt crisis is no surprise | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 15, 2022

The total outstanding student debt in Pa. shot up from from $19B in 2003 to $76B today, according to new research.

School officials raising the rainbow flag to honor its being named after Gloria Casarez. (Photo: C.C. Tellez, Lez Run Philadelphia.)

Philly elementary school renamed for LGBTQ activist Gloria Casarez

BY: - September 1, 2022

Casarez., who died in 2014, lived nearby and attended the school named in her honor.

Raises, bonuses and more: Philly school district outlines its recruitment and retention plan

BY: - August 23, 2022

The average teacher salary will be about $82,000 in the state's largest school district this year.

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A Texas law says slavery cannot be taught as part of the ‘true founding’ of the United States (Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images/The Conversation).

How politicians are seeking to control classroom discussions about slavery | Opinion

BY: - August 16, 2022

A Texas proposal to refer to slavery as 'involuntary relocation' is part of an ongoing effort to hide its horrific and brutal nature.

Pa. back-to-school spending at all-time high amid inflation, supply chain concerns

BY: - August 15, 2022

The state's back-to-school shoppers are expected to spend $814 per child for clothing and supplies.