‘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

Scott Wagner exiting Senate to focus on gubernatorial bid

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner is stepping down from the state Senate… More

Despite differences, Dems and GOP say they expect quick budget talks

With the commonwealth's budget deadline a month away, negotiations haven't begun in earnest. But talks are ongoing behind the scenes — and that means a familiar tug-of-war between Democrats trying to bolster state programs, and Republicans determined to limit spending… More

Educators pan voucher vote

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association and Bethlehem administrators are disappointed in a recent vote by the Senate Education Committee to approve Senate Bill 2, creating Education Savings Accounts, or vouchers, that take state tax money out of neighborhood public schools for use at private schools… More

Opinion: Legislature needs to take school funding reform seriously

Each school district's situation is a little different, but the common threads include trying to keep up with pension payments for state employees, which, of course, includes teachers. Others frequently cited are paying for special education services and for cyber and charter school tuition for children living within their school district… More

A deadly school year — 35 people killed in school shootings

It's the highest death toll in a single academic year from school shootings in recent decades — outnumbering the years of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings and the Columbine High School shootings, according to a Washington Post database. Education Week, May 29, 2018 (Subscription may be required… More