Anthony Hennen

Cost and demand for program unclear as Gov. Wolf feeds breakfast to Pennsylvania schools

(The Center Square) – With some extra cash in the education budget, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf announced a program to expand universal breakfast programs for…

Open records bill would mean major changes for Pennsylvania ‘state related’ universities

(The Center Square) – A major change in public records requirements for some of Pennsylvania’s best-known universities is working through the General Assembly. Yet, while…

Education voucher program works its way through the Pennsylvania Senate

(The Center Square) – The Pennsylvania General Assembly has moved another step closer in creating a scholarship program for students in underperforming schools to transfer…

Tens of millions of Pennsylvania school dollars ‘unauditable’

(The Center Square) – Recent state audits have called attention to some Pennsylvania school districts’ lackadaisical controls that have made auditing how tens of millions…

For some Pennsylvania colleges, funding may get tied to education outcomes

(The Center Square) – While one of Pennsylvania’s higher education systems has undergone major changes, another could see a funding shift that emphasizes results over…

Judge rules fair share fees unconstitutional in Pennsylvania teachers union lawsuit

(The Center Square) – In a setback for public-sector unions, a consent order could upend Pennsylvania’s fair share fee laws, which require non-union workers to…

Teacher shortage: Pennsylvania bill eases access for out-of-state teachers into classrooms

(The Center Square) – Pennsylvania’s teacher shortage is spurring action in the General Assembly to pass reforms and simplify its certification process for educators. A…

Pennsylvania funding for education up 40% since 2000

(The Center Square) – Though the Pennsylvania Department of Education is fighting a lawsuit over whether it adequately funds low-wealth school districts, the broader picture…

Charter school report: Scores go up, achievement gap shrinks

(The Center Square) – A study says if Pennsylvania political leaders want to get serious about improving student achievement, and closing the racial achievement gap,…

New report argues it’s time for public-sector union reform in Pennsylvania

(The Center Square) – A new report from the Commonwealth Foundation argues that Pennsylvania can increase economic growth and give workers more choice and freedom…