‘The spores move about very quickly’: Air quality, mold issues not just an issue in schools

School district after school district in the past couple of weeks have found themselves dealing with mold issues. CBS Channel 2, Aug… More

Most people wouldn’t want their child to become a teacher, poll finds

A growing number of people say teacher salaries are too low and that they would not support their children entering the teaching profession, a new national survey finds. Education Week, Aug, 27, 2018 (Subscription may be required… More

With $92 million in grants, Gates Foundation launches newest strategy to improve K-12 schools

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced more than $90 million in grants to support networks of schools' work to help students of color and low-income students into college — marking its first major wave of K-12 giving since announcing a significant change in direction last fall… More

Some midstate schools take precautions to prevent spread of measles

Students in Pennsylvania schools are required by the state health department to have both doses of the vaccine — which includes measles, mumps and rubella — and must have at least one dose by the first day of school. If they do not, they risk possible exclusion unless they have a philosophical or religious exemption… More

Has there been a return to ‘pauper schools’ in Pennsylvania? A brief history of public education in the state

Does every student in Pennsylvania have the right to the same quality of education regardless of the wealth of their family and community? That question is at the heart of the debate expected to take place in Commonwealth Court in the coming year as a result of a lawsuit whose plaintiffs seek to get the… More

School safety task force report gets OK from school boards group, which adds two suggestions

The school safety task force report to enhance the safety of Pennsylvania schools was on target in its call for more funding and recognition there is not a one-size-fits-all solution to keeping kids safe at school, according to the Pennsylvania School Boards Association CEO. Pennlive, Aug… More

The school shootings that weren’t

This spring the U.S. Education Department reported that in the 2015-16 school year, “nearly 240 schools … reported at least one incident involving a school-related shooting.” The number is far higher than most other estimates… More

Commentary: District spending is about to get a lot more transparent. Are you ready?

It's time for superintendents to tackle a challenging conversation about how they allocate their limited financial resources — and how those decisions align with the core values of public education… More

Map: What it costs to educate children in Pennsylvania, district by district

If you think it takes a lot of money to get a child ready for school, consider how much money it takes to get a school ready for a child. Pennsylvania spends almost $33 billion per year educating about 1.7 million children. Allentown Morning Call, Aug… More

PA School Safety Task Force report emphasizes need for mental health resources in schools

The Pennsylvania School Safety Task Force continued to emphasize in a report released Monday the need for more mental health support in schools. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Aug… More