Senate GOP responds to McGinty’s criticism of pension plan

Senate Republicans picked apart criticisms made by Gov. Tom Wolf's Chief of Staff Katie McGinty of a pension reform plan that passed the chamber last week solely on GOP votes… More

Editorial: Disclosure charters’ duty

Charters are public schools that are funded with public money — including per-student tuition payments from the home public school districts of charter students. How that money is used is the public’s business… More

STATEMENT: PSBA questions Charter Coalition’s directive to its members to violate Right-to-Know Law

On May 15, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) filed a Right-to-Know request to all charter and cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania seeking financial and academic information that is subject to disclosure under the Right-to-Know Law  (“RTK”), in an effort to better understand the operations, financial needs and expenses of Pennsylvania charter schools (see news… More

Sen. Wagner opinion: SB 1 is a solution to the state’s pension problems

Property tax elimination is the No… More

Editorial: Be aggressive, pension panel

Pennsylvania’s two big statewide pension plans for state government and public school employees infamously are underfunded by about $50 billion. The costs of making them solvent continuously drive up school property taxes and diminish the state government’s ability to provide services… More

Aspira Charter staffers to vote on whether to unionize

Teachers and other staffers at John B. Stetson Charter School in Kensington will be allowed next week to vote on whether they want to be represented by AFT Pennsylvania… More

Editorial: Yes, Pa., there is a pension crisis – now what are we going to do about it?

Yes, Pennsylvania, there is a pension crisis. No amount of political rhetoric can alter the fact that years of hefty benefit increases, fund losses and negligent underfunding have left the state's two largest pension funds–covering both teachers and other state workers–in a huge budget hole. Pennlive… More

Electronic threats reported at schools across the nation

The sound of an electronically generated voice, threatening to harm children has put school officials across the nation on high alert on a number of different occasions and, most recently, sent midstate police officers into action. Pennlive… More

Rally calls for more diversity in classes, teachers

About 100 students, teachers and community members showed up after school Friday at the city Board of Education’s administrative building in Oakland with three specific demands… More

Server issue disrupts Keystone Exams in Pennsylvania schools

About 500 middle and high school students taking the state's Keystone Exams in Lancaster County Friday were disrupted by a server issue, according to district officials. An email sent to superintendents by state education secretary Pedro Rivera said that the server operated by testing company Data Recognition Corporation was disrupted around 9:30 a.m… More