Pennsylvania State Education Department seeks summer meals sponsors

The Pennsylvania Department of Education is seeking out organizations from across the state to support children in low-income areas receive nutritious meals during the summer months sponsored by the Department's Summer Food Service Program. WFMJ Channel 21, Jan… More

PA school districts say later start times are boosting grades

Last fall, the state Senate adopted a resolution to form an advisory committee to study high school start times throughout the commonwealth. That study is due to the General Assembly this fall… More

Democratic legislators say fixing school funding is a moral imperative

Using words like urgency and moral imperative, members of the Pennsylvania House’s Democratic Policy Committee, convened by State Rep. Christopher Rabb, met Wednesday in Mount Airy to emphasize the need to overhaul the state’s school funding system. The Notebook, Jan… More

NSBA annual conference in Philly this year

Take advantage of the opportunity to attend a national conference held in your home state! Registration for the 2019 NSBA Annual Conference is now open. The event will be held March 30-April 1 in Philadelphia, PA, and will give attendees a unique opportunity to network with other education leaders from around the country… More

Strong start for Safe2Say school safety reporting program in PA

Attorney General Josh Shapiro released information today on the first-week results for the Safe2Say Something Anonymous Reporting System, a statewide program enabling students, teachers, school administrators and others to detect and report potential threats of violence and other problems before they happen. PennWatch.org, Jan… More

What if you can’t raise $90k for a library? In Philly schools, there are haves and have-nots

A new school library in the SD of Philadelphia laid bare a truth in city schools — the divisions between the haves, often in whiter and wealthier neighborhoods, who can fundraise for new playgrounds and support staff salaries; and the have-nots in under-resourced schools mostly populated by kids of color, left to make do with… More

Report: PA districts need more state funding for technical schools

The York County School of Technology played host to an important conversation: Should districts have to pay the majority of costs to send students to technical schools? PA Schools Work and partner Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children released a report, discussed at the school Thursday, Jan. 17, that highlighted the need for more state funding… More

New education leaders in PA legislature seek to reduce role of state tests, increase accountability for cyber charters

State Rep. Curt Sonney hails from just outside Erie, PA, representing an ‘L’-shaped district jammed into the state’s northwestern corner. State Sen. Ryan Aument comes from the state’s heartland, and represents a chunk of fast-growing Lancaster County. WHYY, Jan… More

Podcast: Empowered Teachers will Empower Their Students

Recorded recently at the 2018 School Leadership Conference, host Annette Stevenson talks with Dr. Robyn Jackson, keynote speaker, educator, author, and founder of Mindsteps, Inc. a company that offers workshops, courses, online resources and consulting in support of empowered educators and the students they teach… More

Schools set new policies as more teachers crowdfund for supplies

Online crowdfunding sites such as GoFundMe and Kickstarter are often used by teachers to purchase equipment or supplies for their classrooms, but how do school districts feel about staff raising money for projects? WHTM Channel 27, Jan… More