GOP senators to superintendents: Don’t count on Wolf’s plan

Top Republican state senators are warning Pennsylvania’s public school superintendents to be conservative in next year’s budget planning and not to count on the aid proposed in Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget plan… More

Gov. Wolf puts proposed school spending breakdown on website

Gov. Tom Wolf has launched www.schoolsthatteach.com, a website that gives district-level information on his proposal for school spending and property-tax relief… More

Armstrong School District considers Saturdays in order to make up for missed time

Armstrong School District officials are attempting to make up unscheduled snow days without having to reschedule its June 3 graduation ceremonies. That may require holding classes on one or two Saturdays, officials said… More

Bob Casey aims for Washington to help reduce school suspensions

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is going after school suspensions. Casey, D-PA, this week introduced a bill aimed at reducing the rate of student suspension across the nation's schools. Casey's bill – Keep Kids in School Act – specifically takes aim at the discrepancies in the nation's suspension rates… More

Wolf’s tax-a-palooza

It was big and bold. It was a political document, to be sure. It was clearly more than the Republican-controlled state Legislature can swallow… More

Wolf’s Jenga-like budget makes each piece key

In his budget address last week, Gov. Tom Wolf boiled down his $33.8 billion spending plan to three phrases: Jobs that pay. Schools that teach. Government that works… More

Gov’s Pressroom: Wolf Administration Denounces Senate Republicans ‘Just Saying No’ To Helping Schools

The Wolf Administration today denounced a letter sent by the Senate Republican leadership to school districts across the state. The letter warned district superintendents to lower their expectations about the levels of funding to be provided by the commonwealth in the 2015-2016 budget… More

Solving Pa.’s public pension problem a toughie for state leaders

Solving Pennsylvania's pension problem has eluded state leaders for more than decade but it's not for lack of trying… More

As Wolf pushes budget plan, Republican senators warn schools

Gov. Tom Wolf took his campaign for a state budget with more education funding to Allentown on Friday, while school superintendents got a letter from Republican Senate leaders warning them not to count on the new money… More

Wolf’s Budget: The Rising Price of a Civilized Society

Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once famously observed, “Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society.”  Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s new budget with its imposing array of new taxes promises to determine exactly how much Pennsylvanians are willing to pay for civilized society. Franklin & Marshall College, G… More