Why Pa. needs a new statewide costing-out study for public education | Opinion

BY: - June 9, 2019

It's budget time: Which makes it a good time to take a fresh look at how Pennsylvania pays for its public schools


Pa.’s ‘have not’ school districts are falling farther behind. Lawmakers, Wolf need to close the gap | Opinion

BY: - June 5, 2019

Have-not districts are facing ongoing and permanent deficits as expenditure growth continues to outstrip increases in state support. The consequences of these deficits are grim.


Wolf’s school attendance proposal will help students succeed. Here’s how | Opinion

BY: - June 2, 2019

The Legislature should support the governor’s proposal to update the compulsory age requirements to better serve our students, families and communities.


Stay in high school, and participate in its reinvention to meet your needs | Opinion

BY: - May 31, 2019

Raising the school-leaving age from 17 to 18 will help students earn more — and reach their goals.

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t wade into fight over Pa. school’s bathroom policy for trans students

BY: - May 28, 2019

The Supreme Court decides to review only a tiny fraction of the thousands of the cases seeking appeal each year.


It’s time to mandate asthma screenings for school children | Opinion

BY: - May 24, 2019

Pennsylvania has the second highest percentage of children suffering from asthma in the country, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Activists mark 65th anniversary of landmark school desegregation case: ‘There’s always more we can do’

BY: - May 14, 2019

This Friday, May 17, marks 65 years since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its historic decision in Brown v. Board of Education, finally desegregating America’s public schools. In the two generations since then, America has made great progress, but “there’s always something more we can do.” That’s the message activists at a weekly “Tuesdays […]

‘We need to stop it before it happens:’ Bipartisan House coalition rolls out new school safety measures

BY: - May 8, 2019

The lawmakers say the bills could help stop future acts of violence before they happen.


We are 12 urban school superintendents: We need Harrisburg’s help to build the Pa. of the future | Opinion

BY: - April 12, 2019

Lawmakers should act to ensure all of Pennsylvania’s children are learning in healthy environments by providing a dedicated source of funding to address issues of lead, mold and asbestos in our schools.


We need more teachers of color, so why do we use tests that keep them out of the classroom? | Opinion

BY: - March 22, 2019

Despite the known benefits of black students having black teachers, teacher license exams often stand in the way – even though they don't predict which teachers will be effective, a scholar says.


A new bill, a new legislative session. But the math of property tax reform remains as daunting as ever | Analysis

BY: - March 20, 2019

Math is hard. Property tax reform math is even harder.


Charter school cap efforts are gaining momentum. Here’s why | Analysis

BY: - March 10, 2019

A number of states are considering laws to put charter school growth on pause, saying they drain resources from public schools. A school finance expert explains the logic behind the efforts.