Editorial: Being on time not good enough this time for Pa. budget

To make this a truly good budget year, Republican leaders in the Legislature and our Democratic governor should waste no time in agreeing to school funding – a state budget responsibility, more than one-third of state spending most years, called for specifically in Article III, Section 14, of the state constitution… More

On heels of Pa. congressional map changes, U.S. Supreme Court to rule on gerrymandering

This month the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to deliver two highly anticipated decisions on cases involving partisan gerrymandering — one from Wisconsin and the other from Maryland… More

June is final frontier for Pennsylvania redistricting bill

Some top Republican lawmakers have joined an effort to overhaul how Pennsylvania draws its legislative and U.S. House district boundaries, now that the state's highest court dealt those same Republican lawmakers a stinging loss in a congressional gerrymandering case that made national headlines… More

Teens are cyberbullying themselves. Why?

Although about 1 in 20 adolescents say they have digitally self-harmed, and almost half (48.7%) of those have done it more than once, schools are largely unaware of the behavior. Education Week, May 31, 2018 (Subscription may be required… More

Education Department sued over new approach to civil rights complaints

The U.S. Department of Education can't just ignore and fail to investigate civil-rights complaints from those who repeatedly file such complaints, says a lawsuit filed against the department from three advocacy organizations. Education Week, May 31, 2018 (Subscription may be required… More

‘Throwdown’ focuses on healthy, cheap school lunches

Some top chefs from around the country are gathering to show that school lunches can be more than just chicken nuggets and tater tots… More

Study: Students in voucher program perform worse on math

A federal study shows math scores are 10 percentage points lower for students using vouchers to attend private schools in D.C. compared with their peers who applied but weren’t selected… More

School Safety Commission’s first field visit focuses on fostering community in school

As President Donald Trump met with victims of the Santa Fe school shooting in Texas, representatives of the Federal Commission on School Safety, initiated in the wake of the Parkland shooting in Florida, held its first “field visit” at a Maryland elementary school Thursday… More

Senate passes legislation by Ryan Aument targeting effectiveness of standardized tests

The Pennsylvania Senate last week passed with bipartisan support measures introduced by Landisville Republican Ryan Aument that would study the effectiveness of standardized tests and reduce certification requirements for vocational teachers… More

Officials listen to concerns and thoughts of Erie High School students regarding safety

Pennsylvania's School Safety Task Force is touring the state hearing concerns of students, parents, and faculty.  Governor Tom Wolf and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale sent representatives to Erie High School Wednesday. YourErie… More