Report: Special education costs are ballooning, as state funding lags behind

BY: - October 2, 2019

The stagnant support from the state has forced school districts to shoulder an ever-increasing share of special education costs,


Pa. students, educators are telling labor’s story through art | Opinion

BY: - September 12, 2019

The artists who took part in a PSEA competition remind us that art inspires and enlightens us. It allows us to understand our world in new and amazing ways.


With battle lines drawn, is there a way to ‘Yes’ on charter school reform? | John L. Micek

BY: - September 5, 2019

As they fight over turf, it often seems like the two sides in Pa's argument over charter schools are forgetting their first duty: The state's children.


We need to enact ‘Phillip’s Law’ to save lives | Opinion

BY: - September 4, 2019

Our children are talking to us. They’re telling us what troubles them and what they need from us. Enacting this bill will ensure that we listen and heed.

Legislative panel will travel the state this fall to hear concerns on the way Pa. pays for special education

BY: - August 28, 2019

The panel will compile its findings in a report due by Nov. 30.

Rolling out charter school reforms, Wolf calls for a ‘level playing field’

BY: - August 13, 2019

The new executive actions will authorize the Pennsylvania Department of Education to recoup the cost of administering the charter school law by billing charter schools for payment processing and legal and administrative assistance, Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday.


Why it’s more important than ever to teach Holocaust education in our schools | Opinion

BY: - July 19, 2019

By showing that the tragedy of the Holocaust is not only a tragedy in Jewish history but a lesson for everyone, Holocaust education can serve to foster civics and ethics education.

DePasquale: Scrap Keystone exams for high school kids and replace them with SATs

BY: - July 10, 2019

Pennsylvania could join the ranks of 12 other states that have scrapped state-specific exams since the demise of the federal No Child Left Behind law, and instead allow students to take the PSAT or SAT.


Lawmakers, Wolf need to fix Pennsylvania’s charter school funding imbalance | Opinion

BY: - June 18, 2019

Our concerns are not whether charter schools are good or bad. Instead, our concern is how current state policy funds charter schools.

Pennsylvania has 500 school districts. What’s stopping consolidations?

BY: - June 18, 2019

Pennsylvania has 500 school districts. A legislative panel spent some time talking about what -- if anything -- to do about that.

Public school advocates called for greater accountability for cyber charters. Then things got heated

BY: - June 12, 2019

A small rally in favor of cyber charter school funding reform led to a heated debate between education advocates in the state Capitol on Tuesday, the same day the House considered a slate of bills that would impose new regulations on the state’s charter sector. At issue was the performance of Pennsylvania’s cyber charter schools, […]


Tell your legislator to support this Pa. Senate bill that keeps kids on track to a high school diploma | Opinion

BY: - June 11, 2019

We urge everyone to call your legislators and ask them to support Brown's proposal.