Wolf seeks lower cap on schools’ rainy day money

Governor Tom Wolf wants to cut property taxes and keep them low, but not just by shoveling more state aid toward school districts – his proposal would also attach more strings to their taxing power… More

Delaware County IU 25: Partnership Opens Doors to Careers in Apple Servicing and Software

Under a new initiative, Delaware County IU 25 is preparing students for those opportunities, partnering with Apple to offer every certification program the technology giant delivers. It’s a rare opportunity afforded to few secondary students nationwide – the chance to earn a valuable Apple certification before high school graduation. PAIU… More

Teacher strike threats remain in Western Pennsylvania

The threat of a teachers' strike in Steel Valley is over, but several school districts in Western Pennsylvania do not have contracts in place… More

Saucon Valley considers making virtual doctors available to staff

Soon, Saucon Valley School District employees may have the option to connect with a doctor from the comfort of home over the phone , video conferencing or e-mail. The district is considering contracting with SwiftMD to give employees another health care option… More

Study: Charters More Segregated than Public Schools in Pennsylvania

Charter schools in the commonwealth have grown rapidly. Over a five year period beginning in 2006, enrollment in the state increased by 54 percent, and according to the most recent data, 6 percent of Pennsylvania students now attend a charter school… More

Editorial: School district suit only way to even field

Representatives from six Pennsylvania school districts — including the financially ailing William Penn School District here in Delaware County — were in Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg this week to state their case… More

Capitolwire: House GOP hammers PDE over 400 ‘loser’ school districts under Wolf’s property tax relief plan.

By Christen Smith, Staff Reporter, Capitolwire HARRISBURG (March 16) — Republicans wasted no time Monday hammering Acting Department of Education Secretary Pedro Rivera on the finer points of Gov. Tom Wolf's $3.8 billion property tax relief proposal — which, for about 400 school districts, doesn't appear to make a difference… More

Rep. Todd Stephens’ pre-K push gets boost from Harvard

State Rep. Todd Stephens’ efforts to expand prekindergarten in Pennsylvania without additional costs to taxpayers are beginning to bear fruit with help from the Harvard Kennedy School. Harvard approved a grant application, authored by Stephens and commended by Gov… More

York City school leaders hope for new vision in next recovery officer

After the resignation of York City schools' state-appointed chief recovery officer, school board president Margie Orr is optimistic that the district's future will be more in line with the vision the district's administration and board have in mind… More

PSERS earns 8.83% for calendar year 2014 and adds $4.2 billion in net investment income

The Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) announced on Friday the Fund’s investment performance for the quarter ended December 31, 2014. PSERS earned 8.83% for the calendar year ended December 31, 2014, and added more than $4.2 billion in net investment income for the calendar year. (Editor's note: Friday's Daily EDition, included an article on SERS lower investment earnings… More