Two groups, two school districts, one township

Some parents in a York County township want their children to jump from one school district to another.  The case, one of the more extraordinary in recent years, would allow Washington Township to move from Dover Area School District to Northern York County. WITF… More

Opinion: Retiree group sees merit in Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget blueprint

Pennsylvania has one of the oldest populations of any state in the nation. Unlike our counterparts in the rest of the northeast, Pennsylvania retirees are much more likely to retire here in the state in which they were born… More

Philadelphia principals: Give us the tools to succeed

GIVE US THE resources and we will have better outcomes. That was the message yesterday from dozens of school principals as City Council continues to debate the Philadelphia School District's request for $103 million in new funding. DailyNews… More

PSEA: Proposed pension overhaul a ‘disaster’ for teacher recruiting

State and public school employees remain opposed to a pension system overhaul that Republicans say is essential and would save billions over three decades… More

CASD to provide free meals over the summer

Chambersburg Area School District will offer free meals to youth 18 years and younger this summer at various locations throughout the area. Meals will be served Monday through Friday beginning June 22 through July 20, at the following locations and times. PublicOpinionOnline… More

Senate confirms Pedro Rivera as education secretary

This week the Senate unanimously confirmed the governor’s appointment of Pedro Rivera as education secretary. PSBA congratulates the new secretary, noting that his extensive experience as teacher, principal and superintendent in the Philadelphia Public Schools and the School District of Lancaster have prepared him well for the role of state secretary… More

Warrior Run teachers authorize strike notice

Warrior Run School District teachers authorized a strike notice more than a month before their contract expires, the district reported on its website… More

After student deaths, union blocking Philly schools’ effort to hire more nurses

School nurses are a matter of life and death. In the last few years, there have been two instances of children dying in city schools from situations that some believe could have been prevented if there was a full-time nurse on duty… More

Hearing on Washington Twp. transfer to Northern York concludes; no date set for decision

In the last day of a State Board of Education special committee hearing, testimony centered on overcrowded classrooms, poverty rates, and test scores, as parties squared off to present their reasons for either opposing or supporting a transfer of Washington Township to a new school district. Pennlive… More

EDITORIAL: Local schools achieve zero-tax hike budgets despite state delay

The effort by school districts to balance budgets without raising taxes was a bright spot in this year’s budget process. But the common cloud over the process was state government processes making things more difficult than they should be… More