Commentary: Will Gov. Tom Wolf and the GOP-controlled General Assembly get along better?

With the election now over, Gov. Tom Wolf can shift his focus to pushing a second-term agenda that heavily builds on accomplishments of his first four years with a new lieutenant governor at his side. Pennlive, Nov… More

PSBA survey reveals board operations, community engagement and student representation

The PSBA Research Inquiry on School Board Operations is conducted every three years to compile information on how Pennsylvania public school boards operate, engage the community and provide opportunities for student representation. The 2018 survey results were recently published in the September/October issue of PSBA Bulletin… More

PA House and Senate remain in Republican control despite Democratic gains

The “blue wave” that saw Pennsylvania Democrats picking up seats in the U.S. House on Tuesday and winning statewide elections for governor and the U.S. Senate made a noticeably smaller splash in the General Assembly. Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov… More

Backpacks can stress your students’ spines more than previously thought

A new study in the journal Surgery Technology International tested the stresses on a model spine from backpacks laden with with weights from one to 100 pounds and worn using both straps. Education Week, Nov. 2, 2018 (Subscription may be required… More

Student walkouts and Election Day: What schools should know

High school and college students around the country are organizing class walkouts on election day this Tuesday. Their efforts, which mimic large youth walkouts in the spring, aim to draw attention to their concerns about gun violence and to encourage young people to vote. Education Week, Nov. 5, 2018 (Subscription may be required… More

Smart Talk: The state of education and ‘Going Home’ series

Smart Talk continues a conversation we began on Monday on the state of education in Pennsylvania. Teacher shortages and budget pressures are two issues that loom large on the public education landscape. WITF, Nov… More

Smart Talk: Open enrollment underway and American Education Week

Nearly 100 years ago, the National Education Association sponsored the very first American Education Week. Joining us to talk about the week-long recognition and the challenges in education today are Jeff Ney, Pennsylvania State Education Association treasurer, and Ronald Cowell, from the Education Policy and Leadership Center. WITF, Nov… More

Where local candidates stand on the issue of safety in our schools (video)

Hear from two candidates for lieutenant governor about where they stand on the issue of school safety. WTAE, Nov… More

Today’s the day: Voters set to cast ballots for key offices in PA

Pennsylvania voters will decide who occupies the governor's office for four years and help determine control of Congress the next two years under President Donald Trump. Today's election comes amid expectations for relatively high midterm election turnout. This year, 8.6 million people are registered to vote, a record midterm election high for the state… More

Nine takeaways you need to know about education and Tuesday’s election

With the midterms on Tuesday, we've devoted our weekly roundup to focus on education's role in the election. Here are our nine takeaways of key issues and trends to watch. NPR, Nov… More