Local schools stand against new education bill

Administrators from Weatherly Area School District, Northwest Area School District and Carbondale Area School District to name a few, passed a resolution opposing the Senate Bill 2. PAHomepage… More

Trump’s strong words on guns give way to political reality

White House aides said Monday the president was focusing on achievable options, after facing significant opposition from lawmakers on a more comprehensive approach. Trump will back two modest pieces of legislation, and the administration pledged to help states pay for firearms training for teachers… More

How school walkouts test student rights and school responsibilities

Wednesday morning, at 10 o'clock, students at schools across the country will walk out of their classrooms. The plan is for them to leave school — or at least gather in the hallway — for 17 minutes. That's one minute for each of the victims in last month's school shooting in Parkland, FL… More

This week’s nationwide student walkout — Six things to know

On March 14, thousands of students across the country are expected to walk out of class or participate in events tied to what’s billed as ENOUGH: National School Walkout. Education Week, March 12, 2018 (Subscription may be required… More

In some districts, planned student ‘walkout’ is a teachable moment

The student walkouts being planned Wednesday in some area schools won't be a traditional protest demonstration with bullhorns and marches. Some won't even be outside, after school officials raised concerns about safety. And one even requires students to write a letter to their legislator… More

Bills seek to limit schools as Election Day polling locations in Pennsylvania

The bills are virtually identical. They seek to amend the Pennsylvania Election Code, which allows a county board of elections “wherever possible and practicable” to select schoolhouses, municipal buildings or rooms, or other public buildings for polling places… More

Bills seek to limit schools as Election Day polling locations in Pennsylvania

The bills are virtually identical. They seek to amend the Pennsylvania Election Code, which allows a county board of elections “wherever possible and practicable” to select schoolhouses, municipal buildings or rooms, or other public buildings for polling places… More

Schools brace for massive student walkouts over gun violence

As schools around the country brace for student walkouts following the deadly shooting in Parkland, FL, principals and superintendents are scrambling to perform a delicate balancing act: How to let thousands of students exercise their First Amendment rights while not disrupting school and not pulling administrators into the raging debate over gun control… More

White House to push school safety bill, form task force, help states train armed school staff

The White House plans to unveil a school safety proposal Monday that centers on pushing for Congress to pass existing bipartisan legislation that would provide support for violence prevention and intervention in schools. Versions of the STOP School Violence Act have already been introduced in the House and the Senate… More

Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to fine parents of serial bullies

Proposed legislation from Pennsylvania state Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, doesn't outline how parents should deal with bullying. However, it would impose penalties on parents whose children are cited for bullying on multiple occasions… More