State awards grants to schools for clean energy vehicles

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection awarded more than $610,000 in grant funding to four school districts for clean energy vehicle projects that will help improve air quality and public health and save the schools thousands in costs. Port Allegheny Reporter Argus, Nov… More

Schools are spending millions on safety. How will they know it’s working?

Schools are spending tens of millions of dollars this year to shore up security in the wake of two mass school shootings… More

PSBA Extends Sympathy to Family and Friends of Dolores McCracken

Dolores McCracken, president of the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) has passed away yesterday (November 13). PSBA offers its sincere condolences to her family, friends, and close colleagues… More

Billions are now spent to protect kids from school shootings. Has it made them safer?

Although school security has grown into a $2.7 billion market — an estimate that does not account for the billions more spent on armed campus police officers — little research has been done on which safety measures do and do not protect students from gun violence. The Washington Post, Nov… More

Having just one black teacher can up black students’ chances of going to college

If a black student has just one or two black teachers in elementary school, that student is significantly more likely to enroll in college, a new Johns Hopkins University study has found. Education Week, Nov. 12, 2018 (Subscription may be required… More

Principals crack down on harmful student behaviors

A persistent issue facing school leaders is how much leverage they can — and should — use to ward off damaging and dangerous student behavior, be it hazing, underaged drinking, bullying, or sexual assault that takes place outside school walls and school days… More

State House leadership elections bring change to Harrisburg

Republicans in the state House elevated Rep. Bryan Cutler to be floor leader Tuesday and made Rep. Kerry Benninghoff whip, while Democrats re-elected Minority Leader Frank Dermody and voted for Rep. Jordan Harris as whip. Associated Press, Nov… More

Keystone Education Radio discusses financial literacy for students

This episode focuses on financial literacy for students. Host Annette Gray is joined by Mid Penn Bank’s Director of Education and Development Scott Bostjancic and Retail Market Manager Amanda Brigaman (pictured from left to right). The discussion centers around the distinct needs and wants of the current student population, pertaining to banking and accessibility… More

Court to determine if PA schools are liable for ongoing bullying

In a case with statewide implications, plaintiffs will argue before Commonwealth Court today that school districts should be subject to the state's anti-discrimination law when failing to intercede when students are harassed by peers based on classifications such as race, gender, religion and sexual orientation. WHYY, Nov… More

Community school trying to break cycle of poverty

While the term “community school” may bring to mind a place, it’s better understood as an equity strategy, one that helps children in high-poverty schools keep up with peers in middle-class schools. Associated Press, Nov… More