Commonwealth Court grants injunction to Pennsylvania teachers union

The home addresses of public school employees are private, at least until a state Supreme Court decision. Commonwealth Court this week issued an order in the case which began in 2009 when the Pennsylvania State Education Association filed a court petition after the state Right to Know Law was passed… More

Stanford’s CREDO: Philly charter schools especially beneficial for low-income minorities

New analysis by Stanford University's Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) has found that charter schools in urban areas show higher rates of growth on state standardized tests compared to traditional urban school districts… More

Editorial: Fund schools for the sake of Pennsylvania’s children

At this stage of my life — retirement — I would benefit by replacing local property taxes with income or sales taxes as a means to fund our schools, but that would be wrong. I am more concerned about the education of our children than my personal finances… More

Editorial: Here’s why Pennsylvania needs a fair school funding formula

When it comes to funding our schools, economic inequality and educational inequality in Pennsylvania are inextricably intertwined. And we are not moving fast enough to fix it… More

PSBA encouraged by proposed legislation to give school entities more flexibility in managing staff

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association is encouraged by legislation being proposed by Sen. Ryan Aument and Rep. Stephen Bloom that would provide school districts flexibility in managing its professional staff. Currently, school districts may not reduce staff due to economic reasons… More

Senate Republicans Oppose Wolf Administration’s Mandate on School Districts to Provide Reports on Unauthorized Funding

The Wolf Administration is overreaching its executive power by mandating that Pennsylvania school districts provide the Department of Education with reporting of how non-appropriated funding would be spent, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34), Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne (R-16), Senate Majority Whip John Gordner (R-27)… More

Schools left hanging in growing budget battle between Gov. Tom Wolf and Legislature

Neither Wolf nor the House and Senate are predicting a Rendell-like budget showdown that stretches into December… More

Pa. education chief asks school districts to provide plans for spending new funding

To receive their share of the proposed $400 million increase in basic education funding, school districts will have to submit spending plans to the state by May 15… More

State working on new recovery officer for York City schools

Full storyState officials are working to identify a replacement for the York City School District's chief recovery officer, as well as take a new approach to working with distressed school districts, the acting education secretary said Monday… More

U.D. schools requiring proof of residency from charter students

Upper Darby School District changed the rules for all charter school students and will now require they register to verify their residency if the district is to provide transportation and pay for the students attending charter schools. Delaware Co… More