Transgender student Gavin Grimm shouldn’t have been forced to use separate bathroom at school, judge rules

A federal judge said Tuesday that a transgender student at odds with a Virginia high school since 2015 should not have been forced to use a bathroom separate from the boys' restrooms, which he wanted to use… More

Special report on STEM education

In this special report, Education Week takes a closer look at these STEM gateways, searching out ones that offer new avenues — like hands-on preparation for advanced manufacturing — and the efforts to break down longstanding barriers, like remedial algebra. Education Week, May 23, 2018 (Subscription may be required… More

This Senate school vouchers bill is bad for kids, parents | Opinion

We are deeply disappointed to learn that the state Senate's Education Committee is again has advanced legislation sponsored by Sen. John DiSanto, R-Dauphin, that would create “education savings accounts.” The bill (SB2) would, in reality, create vouchers that will drain essential resources from public school districts across the state and transfer those dollars to private schools. PennLive… More

Lawmakers say SB 1078 will help protect schools

Pennsylvania Senate bill 1078 aims to give school administrators permission to be more tight-lipped when it comes to how they are protecting your children. Leaders say executive sessions are generally reserved for personnel or budget matters or discussing litigation with the district solicitor. But school safety plans could soon be added to the list. PAHomepage… More

PA lawmakers advance redistricting overhaul as deadline looms

State lawmakers have advanced a bill that would change the state's constitution to put its congressional district map in the hands of an citizens' commission, one whose 11 members would be chosen by elected officials… More

Local schools fight Pennsylvania bill that would divert public education money to private schools

School districts across the region are lining up to fight a bill that would siphon state tax dollars from struggling public schools to pay for private school tuition… More

Fiercely contested school choice bill on the move in Harrisburg

Legislation is on the move in Harrisburg that could give parents more school choices and siphon millions from traditional public schools… More

Education Department launches ‘top-to-bottom’ review of teachers’ grant program

It's a financial nightmare for public school teachers around the country: Federal grants they received to work in low-income schools were converted to thousands of dollars in loans that they now must pay back… More

Committee to vote on school-choice bill

The state Senate Education Committee on Tuesday is scheduled to vote on a school-choice bill that has drawn opposition from public school districts across Pennsylvania, including all 13 in Erie County… More

School safety, gun bill take center stage at state Capitol

Pennsylvania officials say they want to get guns out of the hands of dangerous people and secure schools. They will take up at least one bill today to pursue those goals… More