Pennsylvania’s school safety task force holds first regional meeting

Pennsylvania's School Safety Task Force met on Friday at the Central York SD Central Office in York to kick off a series of regional meetings to hear from students, parents, school officials, law enforcement, health care experts and residents about ways to improve school safety and security… More

ESSA Progress Report: How the new law is moving from policy to practice

The Every Student Succeeds Act becomes a working reality in district central offices and schools this fall. But it's unclear if the law, which passed in a haze of rare bipartisanship more than two years ago, will live up to its promise. Education Week, April 3, 2018 (Subscription may be required… More

DeVos meets with supporters, critics of discipline rules as GAO says racial disparities persist

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos met with supporters and critics of an Obama-era directive on school discipline Wednesday as she considers whether to rescind the document. Education Week, April 4, 2018 (Subscription may be required… More

Disparities persist in school discipline, says government watchdog

Black students, boys, and students with disabilities are disproportionately disciplined in K-12 schools across the country. That's according to a new report, out Wednesday, from the non-partisan federal watchdog, the Government Accountability Office… More

Commentary: ‘Hail Mary’ budget move could throw federal education spending into question

Remember when we said President Donald Trump wasn't totally thrilled about signing a spending bill that included a $2.6 billion increase for education? Apparently, it's bugging him so much that he's still trying to find a way to make cuts. Education Week, April 4, 2018 (Subscription may be required… More

DeVos joins debate on racial inequities in school discipline

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday entered a heated national debate on racial disparities in school discipline, meeting with educators as a government watchdog said in a report that African-American students continue to be punished more often than their peers… More

Pennsylvania is moving toward requiring students to learn CPR

There’s a growing movement for students in Pennsylvania’s secondary schools to learn more than the three “R”s by adding three more letters to their curriculum: CPR… More

Pennsylvania lawmakers look at dozens of bills to improve school safety after Parkland

In the last seven weeks of intense local and national debate about school safety, Pennsylvania lawmakers have discussed armed security guards and bullet-proof glass, metal detectors and mental health screenings… More

Who will run Philly schools? Kenney to name nine to new school board Wednesday

Mayor Kenney on Wednesday will name the nine people who will determine the future of the Philadelphia School District, its $3 billion budget, and over 200,000 students in traditional public and charter schools… More

Cellphones gaining acceptance inside schools

Cellphones are still absent from most U.S. schools but new data shows them steadily gaining acceptance as administrators bow to parents' wishes to keep tabs on their kids and teachers find ways to work them into lessons… More