Wolf, Wagner schedule first debate Oct. 1

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican gubernatorial nominee Scott Wagner have scheduled their first debate of the campaign for Oct. 1. Pennsylvania Cable Network will air the debate live. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Aug… More

Sending ‘sick’ kids to school is the new normal

Kumiko Kawasaki may never really know where exactly it happened — maybe on her kids’ favorite playground in Berkeley, California, or maybe at school — but somewhere along the way, her two children caught hand, foot and mouth disease. Three times. WHYY, Aug… More

What is still needed to keep our students safe?

School districts are spending bigger chunks of their budgets on staff benefits, leaving less money to spend in the classroom, a new study finds. The report, published by the nonprofit Bellwether Education Partners and its project TeacherPensions.org, analyzes the 10 most recent years of school district finance data from the U.S. Department of Education… More

Staff benefits are eating up bigger shares of district budgets, report finds

School districts are spending bigger chunks of their budgets on staff benefits, leaving less money to spend in the classroom, a new study finds. The report, published by the nonprofit Bellwether Education Partners and its project TeacherPensions.org, analyzes the 10 most recent years of school district finance data from the U.S. Department of Education… More

PA school funding lawsuit may now proceed to trial now that the court denies mootness claim

A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's system of funding public schools is now able to move forward to trial… More

School officials, lawmakers say they need more federal funding for school safety

Six months after the deadly Florida school shooting that sparked a renewed national debate about school safety, local officials are saying it’s about time the federal government chipped in to more fully fund students’ physical and emotional needs. LancasterOnline, Aug. 22, 2018 (Subscription may be required… More

School violence: Half of all 2017-18 school shootings, threats happened in these 10 states

Half of all incidents of school violence and threats of violence during the 2017-2018 school year were logged in just 10 states according to a report released Monday from an organization that studies school violence. WPXI, Aug… More

What counts as a school shooting? The answer to that question shapes safety debates

How educators, policymakers, and the public at large classify shootings like the one Friday night matters, because what's consider a “school shooting” affects larger school safety debates and the policy changes that result from them. Education Week, Aug. 20, 2018 (Subscription may be required… More

School districts address security as new school year gets underway

Throughout the region, school districts have implemented an array of security measures: door buzzers, cameras, tinted shatter-resistant glass, safety doors. Observer-Reporter, Aug… More

Back-to-school preparation: Supplies and security

Walk in to any given elementary or middle school classroom, and you're bound to be greeted with some evidence of a teacher's love and effort. How do you create an inviting learning environment while keeping classrooms secure and students prepared for the worst? WFMZ, Aug… More