Smart Talk: Open enrollment underway and American Education Week

Nearly 100 years ago, the National Education Association sponsored the very first American Education Week. Joining us to talk about the week-long recognition and the challenges in education today are Jeff Ney, Pennsylvania State Education Association treasurer, and Ronald Cowell, from the Education Policy and Leadership Center. WITF, Nov… More

Where local candidates stand on the issue of safety in our schools (video)

Hear from two candidates for lieutenant governor about where they stand on the issue of school safety. WTAE, Nov… More

Today’s the day: Voters set to cast ballots for key offices in PA

Pennsylvania voters will decide who occupies the governor's office for four years and help determine control of Congress the next two years under President Donald Trump. Today's election comes amid expectations for relatively high midterm election turnout. This year, 8.6 million people are registered to vote, a record midterm election high for the state… More

Nine takeaways you need to know about education and Tuesday’s election

With the midterms on Tuesday, we've devoted our weekly roundup to focus on education's role in the election. Here are our nine takeaways of key issues and trends to watch. NPR, Nov… More

Wolf seeks second term as Pennsylvania’s governor against Wagner

Gov. Tom Wolf is seeking a second term and to that he will have to defeat Scott Wagner, who grew up in the same town as Wolf and who is also a successful businessman. The candidates were asked to identify the key issues in the race facing Pennsylvania. Times Leader, Nov… More

Election Preview 2018: Gubernatorial candidates

Gov. Tom Wolf is seeking re-election, but three challengers are looking to unseat him in the November election. The three others on this year’s ballot are Republican Scott Wagner, Green candidate Paul Glover and Libertarian Ken Krawchuk. Carlisle Sentinel, Nov… More

Where the candidates for governor stand on issues

A look at where the two candidates for Pennsylvania governor — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican nominee Scott Wagner — stand on some key issues, from abortion rights to taxes. Wolf is seeking a second four-year term. Wagner, who runs a waste-hauling company, served four years in the state Senate before resigning in June… More

The important role principals play in special education

Principals who effectively manage special education in their schools have to be one part lawyer, one part counselor — and a little bit fearless. That's the assessment from interviews with principals, educators in administrator-prep programs, and researchers who have taken a deep look at successful school leaders. Education Week, Nov… More

This week was hazardous and deadly for kids at bus stops across the U.S.

At least five crashes across the nation this week have hurt or killed children and adults at school bus stops — one week after National School Bus Safety Week. Many of the accidents are the result of drivers going around stopped buses that have their lights on and a “stop” sign arm on display… More

How Pittsburgh-area classrooms are addressing Squirrel Hill massacre with students

Conversations played out in classrooms throughout the region and country, as teachers did what they could to address the massacre and provide assurances while processing their own shock and grief. The question that seemed to arise again and again: When will it stop? Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct… More