With metal detectors and other security measures, urban school districts avoid mass shootings

As schools around the U.S… More

Bill allowing armed school employees advances in Pennsylvania legislature

A month after a shooting at a Florida high school left 17 people dead, Pennsylvania legislators are once again mulling whether to arm teachers and other school employees… More

New trends in vaping alarm educators and parents

Community and school leaders are seeing a dramatic rise in vaping trends among teens, who are using hard-to-detect “juuling” devices to inhale flavored juices, nicotine and, in some cases, highly concentrated marijuana. A study, released in early March, shows cancer-causing toxins are found in teens who vape… More

Teaching kids about dollars makes sense for high schools

In an effort to help teach fundamentals of budgeting to high school seniors in the Wilson School District a few years ago, students were asked to play the role of fresh college graduates… More

As schools issue more gadgets to students, internet access emerges as the next hurdle

Cost is the main barrier for local families without internet access, said Jill Pereira, senior director of education at the United Way of Greater Lehigh Valley. Internet access is important for modern education as more teachers start creating individualized curricula… More

Should two-party filing end for school board candidates?

If you're making budgetary decisions, you're making political decisions. That's the way state Rep. Justin Simmons sees it. The Republican who represents the Lehigh Valley's 131st Legislative District wants to reverse the longstanding rule allowing school board candidates to cross-file and run as both Democrats and Republicans during primary elections. LehighValleyLive… More

The school walkouts to protest gun violence also lay bare divisions among students

The walkouts to protest gun violence that mobilized students across the country also created tensions in hallways and classrooms as a new generation was thrust into the debate over guns. While those calling for new restrictions stood in the spotlight, the surge of youth activism has exposed sharp differences of opinion… More

Auditor general implements changes to school safety reviews

Changes implemented earlier this month by the state Department of Auditor General ensure all school district audits and reviews examine school safety measures and provide findings to law enforcement officials… More

Superintendents sound off: Violent threats could impact test performance

A recent rash of violent threats in area schools have left local school officials with some concern over student readiness for upcoming state standardized testing… More

Gov. Wolf creates PA school safety task force

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has created a new statewide task force to examine ways to improve safety for the state’s schoolchildren… More