Report: Charter-school popularity, costs grow in Pa. suburbs, but academic results mixed

While charter-school enrollments — and costs — are growing in Philadelphia’s collar counties, their academic results constitute a “mixed bag,” with cyber-charter pupils in particular performing worse than those in similarly situated traditional public schools, according to a report released Thursday by the Public Citizens for Children and Youth… More

Area school boards join opposition to school choice bill

Area school districts are steadily joining the ranks of those statewide passing resolutions opposing a proposal bill in the state Senate that, they argue, would drain resources from public schools and are akin to school vouchers… More

Lawmakers attempt to tackle high lead levels in schools

A group of Pennsylvania lawmakers and environmental advocates are trying to lower the lead levels in schools. The problem extends beyond the commonwealth. Nationally, there's no requirement that schools be tested for lead at all… More

PA educators decry Trump’s proposed school security cuts

“National approaches to school safety” are on the agenda Thursday as the Pennsylvania House Education Committee meets in Harrisburg for a hearing on school safety measures… More

As students walk out to seek tougher controls, the House takes modest steps to address school violence

As schoolchildren staged a walkout across the country to press for tougher gun controls, Congress took modest steps Wednesday to prevent violence in classrooms — even as lawmakers continued squabbling over broader action to curb gun rights… More

U.S. students stage massive walkout to protest gun violence

In a wave of protests one historian called the largest of its kind in American history, tens of thousands of students walked out of their classrooms Wednesday to demand action on gun violence and school safety… More

School shootings in the spotlight Wednesday with House vote, Senate hearing

The US House of Representatives will vote Wednesday on a bill to fund more security at schools. On the Senate side, the Judiciary Committee will hold a widely anticipated hearing Wednesday on the Florida shooting and failures by the FBI and law enforcement to act on warning signs displayed by the gunman before the shooting… More

Nationwide student walkout: What’s happening in and out of schools

On Wednesday, tens of thousands of students will walk out of their schools to protest gun violence or participate in on-campus events to voice grief and outrage over the shooting that killed 17 students and educators exactly one month ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla… More

Students to put pencils down, walk out in gun protests

Organizers say nearly 3,000 walkouts — including dozens across the midstate — are set in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged following the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School… More

Students to put pencils down, walk out in gun protests

Organizers say nearly 3,000 walkouts — including dozens across the midstate — are set in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged following the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School… More