Council Rock resolution seeks pension relief (subscription may be required)

The Council Rock school board will consider at its May 7 meeting a resolution asking state lawmakers for relief from sharply increasing contributions from public school districts to the Pennsylvania School Employees Retirement System. Bucks Co… More

Former Rep. Glen Grell’s new position as PSERS executive director begins today

Glen Grell's much-anticipated hiring as executive director of the Public School Employees' Retirement System is now official. The PSERS board on Thursday approved his appointment to the post… More

Waiting for fair-funding formula, school leaders assess Pa. funding disparities

Community members gathered Wednesday in the Springfield High School auditorium in Delaware County to hear about the imbalance that has wealthier districts getting more state funds than poorer ones… More

How is special education paid for in Pennsylvania public schools?

Third in an occasional series of podcasts and web “explainers.” This one focuses on special education costs. Newsworks… More

Bethlehem Area school days will be longer starting in 2015-16

Bethlehem Area School District families are going to need to tweak their daily routines a bit. That's because the district is changing its school start times for the 2015-16 school year to add 15 more minutes of instructional time to the school day, Superintendent Joseph Roy said… More

Franklin Regional parents no longer have to cite reasons to opt students out of lessons

Full storyParents who object to items in the curriculum no longer will have to cite a religious objection to exempt their child from class at Franklin Regional, according to a revised policy. In fact, they won't have to cite any reason at all… More

Congress receives bill to protect student privacy

Blackboards get erased and worksheets end up in the trash, but the websites and apps through which education is conducted today need never let go of the data they collect on students… More

School District of Lancaster sponsorship push paying dividends

School District of Lancaster's approval of corporate sponsorships for its facilities is leading to visible changes at the high school campus and generating new revenue. LancasterOnline… More

Finding one formula for all schools a hard job, panel told

As the state Basic Education Funding Commission wrestles with creating a new state formula for K-12 education, comments at the panel’s final hearing pointed to the difficulty of devising a formula that considers the varying needs of school districts… More

Pennsylvania Acting Education Secretary Pedro Rivera urges education investments now

Pennsylvania's Acting Education Secretary Pedro Rivera Monday stressed that investing in education now will reap dividends in the future. Rivera visited Lehigh University's campus at an event organized by the College of Education, the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Council… More