Editorial: Keystone Exams aren’t the only barometer of students’ academic success, and this state Senate Bill wisely recognizes that

Our lawmakers in the state Capitol don’t work often enough together, but we’re glad some of them have found common cause in Senate Bill 1095, because it’s a good one… More

Walkouts and teacher pay — how did we get here?

Teachers in Arizona are staging what they're calling a walk-in today. These protests follow a strike in West Virginia that lasted nine consecutive school days and ended with a 5% pay raise for the state's teachers… More

ESSA promised new gauges of school quality. Does it deliver?

Not everything about the Every Student Succeeds Act represents a break from precedent… More

PA House continues its exploration of gun law changes

Among the ideas bandied about during the hearing for improving school safety included arming school staff, making modifications that restrict entry points in schools, and performing threat vulnerability assessments of school building… More

Pennsylvania students outperform peers in national reading, math exams

The Nation's Report Card is in, and it shows that Pennsylvania students outperformed the national average for proficiency in math and reading on the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress… More

ESSA pressures states to assure all students have good teachers

Every student, no matter their race or family income level, should be taught by an effective teacher, the Every Student Succeeds Act declares. Education Week, April 9, 2018 (Subscription may be required… More

Puerto Rico to close nearly one-third of its public schools as it pushes charters and vouchers

Puerto Rico is planning to close 283 schools — or nearly a third of its public schools — to save money and address declining enrollment that resulted from devastation that the U.S. territory sustained during 2017’s Hurricane Maria… More

Physical education carrying less weight in some PA school districts

The Pennsylvania Department of Education provides physical-education benchmarks that school districts must meet, but it does not mandate a specific number of gym or health-and-wellness class credits for students… More

When is too young to start preparing children for active shooter situations?

As community members gathered at the Municipal Building on Saturday afternoon for a panel discussion on gun violence, one issue dominated the conversation — when is too young to start preparing children for active shooter situations? Centre Daily Times, April 7, 2018… More

McGarrigle proposes alternative high school graduation requirements

A bill recently introduced in the state Senate that proposes changes in the use of standardized testing as a graduation requirement for high school students is receiving praise from educators near and far… More