Criminal background checks for teachers under bill proposed by Sen. Pat Toomey

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa)  is sponsoring legislation that would require teachers to undergo thorough criminal background checks… More

Editorial: Lawmakers keep striking out on pensions – when will they get a clue?

Gov. Tom Wolf is ushering in a new political opportunity in Pennsylvania. His budget is a home-run for Pennsylvanians, actually focusing on things that matter to voters – quality education, more and better jobs, government that works… More

Opinion: ‘The Wolf’ is back on the trail

It's Tom Wolf's third campaign. Having won the Democratic primary last spring and the General Election in the fall by successfully selling himself to voters, Wolf's new campaign is to sell his plans for a better Pennsylvania… More

Bethlehem school officials worried about Keystone Exam project-based assessments

Bethlehem Area School District Superintendent Joseph Roy thinks the new Keystone Exam project-based assessments are a “disaster waiting to happen… More

Court to hear first arguments on Pennsylvania school funding lawsuit

State officials have asked the court to dismiss the case without trial, according to a nonprofit law firm involved in the suit. A panel of seven Commonwealth Court judges will hear arguments from both sides in Harrisburg on Wednesday… More

2015 Legislative Forums scheduled around the state

PSBA will be hosting a series of free members-only online legislative forums on public education issues. A panel of local legislators will be available, as an open forum, to answer your questions on public education concerns… More

Wolf’s ‘gigantic’ tax package goes under the microscope during House budget hearing

Gov. Tom Wolf's property tax reduction plan would eliminate 50 percent of a property tax bill for average homeowner, according to acting Revenue Secretary Eileen McNulty. But one Republican lawmaker asked why Wolf stopped there… More

Casey cites Centennial as ‘model’ in bullying education (subscription required)

Sen. Bob Casey described the Centennial School District as a “model” in how schools should attack the problem of bullying, which he said affects nearly one in every three American students between the ages of 12 and 18. Bucks Co… More

More parents prompted to spare kids from Common Core testing

More parents in Pennsylvania — and across the nation — are choosing to opt their children out of Common Core exams… More

Bill Green won’t go to court to win back the title of SRC chair

Eight days ago, Bill Green was removed from his position as chair of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission by Gov. Wolf, who named commissioner Marjorie Neff to replace him. Green responded that Wolf didn't have the authority to remove him and said he would contest the action in court… More