Students, parents convince Abington Heights School District to keep music class

A treasured and long-standing music program in the Abington Heights School District will remain after many students — past and present — and parents stressed it stay… More

Test preppers, take note: free SAT study tools could signal sea change

The SAT is undergoing major changes for 2016. And, as of today, students — for free — can tap into new online study prep tools from Khan Academy, the online education nonprofit. NPR… More

Advocates rally for change in Pennsylvania school funding

“We need our state legislators to step up this year, to do their jobs and support a budget that will increase funding for public education,” said Susan Spicka, parent and advocate… More

Hite makes case for recurring funding stream for Philly schools

Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. understands City Council's frustration – another spring, another multimillion-dollar ask from the perpetually needy Philadelphia school system… More

Editorial: Equitable, adequate school funding important

For Pennsylvania school students, the year is winding down: class trips, field days and graduations fill the calendar. But while students are counting down to summer camp or summer jobs, school administrators, school boards and teachers are already considering what next year’s classrooms will look like… More

Editorial: Sen. Scott ‘Chopper’ Wagner says schools have plenty of funding

The York County Republican took a TV reporter along for the ride. It looked like it was a lot of fun.Too bad it seemed like a pointless stunt. Sen. Wagner took WHTM's Dennis Owens for a ride, figuratively. The senator flew over three central Pennsylvania schools hoping to illustrate that schools are not hurting for funding… More

Editorial: Wolf, lawmakers must solve Pennsylvania pension crisis now

Pennsylvania’s two large pension funds — for teachers and state employees (the latter including state lawmakers, on the theory that they work) — are significantly underfunded. According to their own reports, they have a combined $53 billion in unfunded liabilities… More

Octorara school board, union disagree on fact-finder’s report

This is the last week of school for students in the Octorara Area School District, but the school board and teachers' union still have some unfinished business… More

Three takeaways from state House hearing on pension system reforms

The Pennsylvania House's State Government Committee held the first of two days of scheduled hearings on the Senate-authored public employee pension reform bill Tuesday. The sessions are significant mostly because there were no such hearings in the Senate, which fast-tracked the bill last month in an effort to get it passed before the primary election recess… More

State budget: Wolf, GOP leaders talks begin to lay a foundation

A day after House Republicans sent a message to Gov. Tom Wolf that they are not on board with his $29.9 billion spending plan or the tax package he proposed to support it, GOP leaders from both legislative chambers met behind closed doors at the budget table with the governor. Pennlive… More