Lehigh Valley schools have started enrolling students from Puerto Rico

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, schools in the Lehigh Valley have started enrolling students from the hurricane-ravaged island. Allentown Morning Call, Oct… More

No budget deal? No problem. ‘I can do this indefinitely,’ Wolf says

It had been a chaotic few hours in the state Capitol when House Minority Leader Frank Dermody strode out to the hallway outside the governor’s office to vent his frustration. The Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct… More

Democrats build case against man who wants to be Betsy DeVos’ deputy​

South Carolina Democrats, educators and education activists raged against the nomination of Betsy DeVos for Education Department secretary. Now they’re prepping a second round of fury against the man picked to be her No. 2 — South Carolina’s Mick Zais.​ Centre Daily Times, Oct… More

Confederate license flag controversy pits student against Pittsburgh Public Schools​

A Brashear High School senior is fighting back after the Pittsburgh Public School district warned him he will lose his parking privileges if he drives his truck with confederate flag plates back on school property. ​ WTAE, Oct… More

Pottstown students walk the walk on International Walk to School Day

Students all over the world walked to school during International Walk to School Day Wednesday, and here in Pottstown, they were walking all over town. Pottstown Mercury, Oct… More

Residents, officials discuss school funding problems

A recent state Supreme Court decision on a school funding lawsuit is a step toward giving every public school student in Pennsylvania a better chance for a quality education, one of the attorneys for the plaintiffs in the case said. Bucks County Courier Times, Oct… More

School tax increase limits for 2017-18 released by state

School districts have an idea how high they will be allowed to raise property taxes for the 2018-19 school year after the Pennsylvania Department of Education released late last week Act 1 indices for approximately 500 districts. Delaware County Daily Times, Oct… More

Gov. Tom Wolf, angry about budget deadlocks, will turn to liquor stores to close deficit​

Gov. Tom Wolf threatened unilateral action to help close the state's budget deficit Wednesday, as another negotiated settlement with legislative Republicans faltered in the face of statewide opposition.​ Pennlive.com, Oct… More

Want change In education? Look beyond the usual suspects (like Finland)

Something big is happening here. Governments, nonprofits, donors and educators are gearing up to try to solve two intractable, and seemingly disparate, problems — at the same time. The first one is that not enough children are learning the basics. The second is that the basics are no longer enough. NPR.org, Oct… More

A guide to state ESSA plans: Goals, teacher quality, and more

After more than a year of preparation, the Every Student Succeeds Act is on the verge of hitting classrooms nationwide. And nearly all states have now laid out their blueprints for how they intend to hold schools and districts accountable for requirements of the new federal K-12 law. Education Week, Oct… More