Public Education
Diverse school choice coalition pressures Pennsylvania governor for support

(The Center Square) – An unorthodox coalition wants Gov. Josh Shapiro to put money behind the support he expressed for school choice on the campaign trail last year. Advocates said… Read More

June 5, 2023
State legislatures battle over parental rights, gender procedures

(The Center Square) – State legislatures across the country this year have debated parental rights in reproductive care and gender-related procedures for children. Democratic state lawmakers have sought to protect… Read More

May 30, 2023
Public Education
Pennsylvania school district shelled out thousands on ‘equity’ evaluation

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A Pennsylvania school district spent thousands of dollars in 2021 on an “equity audit,” conducted by an Ivy League graduate school program, that measured how… Read More

May 22, 2023
Public Education
Support, but not funding, for vocational schools in Pennsylvania

(The Center Square) – Career and technical education attracts bipartisan support in Pennsylvania, but that doesn’t mean funding flows freely and problems are quickly resolved. While student interest is high,… Read More

May 19, 2023
Child gender clinic trained teachers to help transition elementary school kids

(Daily Caller) – A representative of a child gender clinic trained teachers from two Pennsylvania school districts in 2019 and 2021 to help facilitate elementary school children’s gender transitions, according… Read More

Culture, Public Education
Parent keeps child at home after ‘kill’ list circulates at Pennsylvania school

A parent at a Pennsylvania school is keeping their son at home after the student appeared on a “kill list” circulating among 5th grade students. The parent, who… Read More

April 18, 2023
University sexuality program hosts ‘radical playdate’ to help 5-year-olds explore their ‘gender identity’

(Daily Caller) – The University of Pennsylvania’s Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies program is hosting a “radical playdate” for 5-through-9-year-olds on April 15 to explore social justice, according to the… Read More

April 14, 2023
Legislation, Opinion
Pennsylvania risks being left behind in education reform as governor breaks campaign promise

The unexpected benefit of the COVID pandemic could be that the logjam preventing K-12 education reform may finally have been broken – at least outside of Pennsylvania. … Read More

April 11, 2023
Public Education
New dynamics influence education spending choices in Pennsylvania

(The Center Square) – Pennsylvania’s top education official told House lawmakers this week the state’s proposed budget makes a “down payment” on the future of schooling in the commonwealth. This,… Read More

March 24, 2023
Public Education
Public school workers in PA claim ‘dignified’ retirement now out of reach

(The Center Square) – Pennsylvania educators say the “dignified” retirement promised to them decades ago no longer exists thanks to record inflation and benefits “frozen” in time for the last… Read More

March 22, 2023
Parents fight elite high school’s shift away from merit to diversity-minded lottery system

(Daily Caller) – Philadelphia parents are pushing back against a prestigious high school’s lottery admissions system aimed at increasing diversity among students, according to The Wall Street Journal. In the… Read More

March 13, 2023
Temple University pornography course takes aim at conservative views of sexuality

Temple University announced a new pornography studies course as an expansion of its undergraduate sexual education curriculum on Tuesday. Jennifer Pollitt, a professor and assistant… Read More

February 15, 2023
Public Education
How Pennsylvania schools hide funds to raise taxes without breaking the law

(The Center Square) – The auditor general published a 200-page report Monday that provided more insight into how 12 school districts raised taxes while hiding nearly $400 million funds –… Read More

January 31, 2023
Courts, Culture
‘I’m ready to go back out’: Pro-life father acquitted after controversial FBI raid and arrest

A pro-life advocate who was arrested last year for defending his son outside an abortion clinic was acquitted by jury on Monday. Mark Houck, a Catholic father of… Read More

January 30, 2023
Public Education
12 Pennsylvania school districts hid $400 million to pass tax increases, state auditor says

(The Center Square) – A dozen school districts in Pennsylvania exploited a legal loophole to raise millions of dollars in new taxes on the public without putting it to… Read More

January 26, 2023
Public Education
Pittsburgh schools’ overpayments to vendors skyrocket

(The Center Square) – Pittsburgh Public Schools overpaid its vendors by at least $500,000 in 2019 and 2021, a dramatic increase from other recent years. According to city documents, the… Read More

January 11, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Mask mandates make comeback in some public schools amid push back from MDs, parents

Experts and parents are questioning school districts which are imposing mask mandates over seasonal increases in viruses. Districts in Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Jersey and Massachusetts are among those… Read More

January 10, 2023
Christian Schools
This week in Christian education (Jan. 2-6)

Damar Hamlin (left) and David Adams. Photo courtesy of David Adams. Christian school prays with nation for injured alumnus and NFL player Damar Hamlin – Central Catholic High… Read More

January 6, 2023
Public Education
Community member removed by police for trying to speak out against school board’s speech policy

(Daily Caller) – Police removed a community member who tried to utilize the public comment period of a Pennsylvania school board meeting to discuss its speech policy, a free speech… Read More

December 21, 2022
Culture, Public Education
City’s school district orders kids to mask up for two weeks after holidays

(Daily Caller) – Philadelphia schools will again require students and staff to wear masks during the school day after the holidays, according to Fox 29 News. The School District of… Read More

December 16, 2022