Could lowering the retirement age help Pennsylvania’s pension crisis?

State Rep. Peter Daley (D-Washington) believes he has part of the solution for the $41 billion unfunded state pension crisis in Pennsylvania… More

Healthy foods not so popular with students, or profitable for schools

Teens aren't swallowing the 1 percent white milk, brown rice and whole grain pizzas required by the federal government. Instead, they are lining up at the microwave with food they brought from home, school officials say… More

First lady visits East Pennsboro school on ‘Schools That Teach’ tour

First lady Frances Wolf made a stop on Monday on her “Schools That Teach” tour at West Creek Hills Elementary School to hear from teachers and administrators about how state funding cuts have impacted East Pennsboro Area School District… More

Poverty growing issue is in districts once considered affluent

Derry Township is wealthy, right? At least that's what most people think. But Derry Township SD superintendent Joseph McFarland shared some surprising statistics on the district's changing demographics with the school board Monday night… More

Schools shouldn’t be bugged about head lice, doctors say

They’re some of the creepiest, crawliest bugs out there. But pediatricians are urging reason over emotion when it comes to reaction toward head lice, saying that the bugs are a mere nuisance and don’t justify suspension from school or a rush toward prescription medication… More

Thirty school directors accepted into inaugural cohort of Fellowship in School Governance

NEWS RELEASE The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) has created a new Fellowship in School Governance program and accepted 30 school directors from across the state into the inaugural cohort class. The Fellowship is a capstone program for interested school board members who wish to go “above and beyond” in their commitment and professional preparation… More

Prevailing wage reform proposed in Pa. House

Pa. Rep. Jesse Topper is pushing for prevailing-wage reform that would allow school districts to pay market rates for construction, rather than adjusted rates determined by the Pennsylvania Secretary of Labor & Industry. HeraldMedia… More

Editorial: Pension reform key in education debate

The importance of providing a well-rounded education is a priority on which most everyone can agree. Pennsylvania’s economic viability and long-term prosperity depends upon a well-educated and trained workforce… More

Editorial: No surprise from court in ruling on Pa. education funding lawsuit

The decision of Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court (April 21) to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the State of failing to adequately and equitably fund Pennsylvania public schools was no surprise… More

Editorial: Fair funding issue continues down the road

Kids – and taxpayers – in the William Penn School District who for years have faced an uphill slog, weighed down by an inherently unfair funding system that penalized them for no good reason other than their zip code, got a hard civics lesson this week… More