What three rallies and one Scott Wagner retirement tells you about the #PaBudget

Wagner might be leaving his legislative career in the rearview mirror. But for the hundreds of people who filled the Capitol on Monday morning and afternoon, the work on the budget was just beginning… More

A third of students need eye exams, study finds

Despite the spread of nearsightedness among U.S. schoolchildren, nearly 1 in 3 has not had a vision screening in at least two years, according to a new Education Week Research Center analysis of federal data, and research suggests several ways schools may help reduce children's risk of bad eyesight… More

When it comes to school safety, ‘we can’t waste another day,’ U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta says

The nation's schools ought to be at least as safe for students as safe as government buildings are for elected officials and employees, says a congressman from Pennsylvania… More

PA plan to ax school property taxes not as advertised

Susan Spicka, executive director of the Education Voters of Pennsylvania advocacy group, said this week that residents hoping for a tax break through House and Senate Bill 76 might not get what politicians are telling them… More

School choice debate reignites at Capitol

The controversy over expanding school choice to use tax dollars to help parents afford private school tuition has been renewed at the state Capitol… More

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