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Public Education
Pittsburgh schools earmark $52K to address racism in math

(The Center Square) – The School District of Pittsburgh will hire a consultant to put on a series of virtual workshops addressing racism in math. The district is … Read More

July 17, 2024
Public Education
Leftist takeover of Pennsylvania school district results in conflict, upheaval

The takeover of a county school district in Pennsylvania by a group of hard-leftists has sent the district reeling with corruption and insider dealing, opponents have charged. Two Republican members… Read More

July 12, 2024
Public Education
Pennsylvania Senate OKs parental notice for weapons found at school despite Dem opposition

A Pennsylvania state Senator told a radio host that approval of a measure to notify parents when weapons are illicitly brought to school was opposed by some school districts as… Read More

July 10, 2024
Public Education
Philadelphia schools to spend $41.5M on green buses

(The Center Square) – The School District of Philadelphia will spend $41.5 million replacing older diesel buses with alternative energy school buses, infrastructure and equipment. The new contract will allow… Read More

July 10, 2024
Legislation
New school tax credit plan emerges in Pennsylvania

(The Center Square) – A new plan quietly introduced in the state Senate would create a refundable tax credit for educational expenses, including private school tuition. The proposal would establish the… Read More

July 3, 2024
Legislation
US representative proposes tax fairness for faith-based health care sharing

(The Daily Signal) – A House Republican has introduced a bill designed to achieve tax fairness for ministries that share health care costs.  A member of the House Ways and Means health… Read More

July 2, 2024
Legislation
Policy weighs locking up Pennsylvania students’ cell phones

(The Center Square) – A new plan moving through the state Senate would disconnect students from their cell phones during school years – literally. The pilot program covers the cost… Read More

June 26, 2024
Legislation
Pennsylvania’s education reform legislative recap

(The Center Square) – Both legislative chambers left town this week after advancing sweeping educational reforms likely to wind up – in some form – woven into the state budget… Read More

June 18, 2024
Public Education
Rapper Jay-Z supports school choice in Philadelphia, draws backlash from Dems

Famed rapper Jay-Z is under fire from the left for supporting school choice for low-income families. Jay-Z’s entertainment company, Roc Nation, recently announced its intention to distribute $300 million in… Read More

June 12, 2024
Public Education
Pennsylvania program challenges traditional school curriculum

(The Center Square) – An unorthodox learning program percolating across Pennsylvania schools infuses business innovation into traditional curriculum, leaving lawmakers split on its effectiveness. Dr. Adelle Schade, founder of the… Read More

June 11, 2024
Public Education
School choice doubles proficiency rates in minority, low-income Philadelphia students

Philadelphia students who receive school choice scholarships are twice as likely to be proficient in reading and math, a new report reveals. Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP), a nonprofit scholarship-granting… Read More

June 7, 2024
Culture
Sen. John Fetterman to receive top honor from Jewish university after supporting Israel

Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pennsylvania, received the highest honor for global leadership from the leading Jewish university in the United States. Last week, Yeshiva University announced it would award the lawmaker the Presidential… Read More

May 31, 2024
Legislation
Philadelphia Democratic senator crosses aisle for school choice measure

(The Center Square) – A plan for school vouchers in Pennsylvania emerged from hibernation on Tuesday. The legislation remains a top priority among Republican leaders in the Senate and a… Read More

May 8, 2024
Public Education
Lack of transparency from Pennsylvania school district in trans attack on 12-year-old girl leads to more questions

The members of the North Penn School District (NPSD) are seeking answers from stonewalling district officials after a trans student with a disciplinary history allegedly attacked… Read More

April 30, 2024
Public Education
Gender identity shields student who beat Pennsylvania middle school girl, say community members

Members of the North Penn School District (NPSD) are speaking out after school officials ignored warnings about plans by a newly-enrolled trans student to attack other students. The protests come… Read More

April 23, 2024
Public Education
Digital standardized tests becoming new norm

(The Center Square) – Pennsylvania’s shift toward digital standardized school testing will save the state $6.5 million and hours of lost learning for students, according to Gov. Josh Shapiro. The… Read More

April 22, 2024
Legislation
Student teacher stipend application launches

(The Center Square) – The application process for Pennsylvania’s new student teacher stipend program officially rolled out this week. During a news conference Wednesday, legislators from both sides of the… Read More

April 12, 2024
Culture
‘Huge disservice’: Pennsylvania school district quietly reverses sex-segregated bathroom policy despite community support, student protest

Just months after hundreds of students protested for same-sex only bathrooms, a Pennsylvania school board is quietly reversing its decision to avoid potential lawsuits. The Perkiomen Valley school board voted… Read More

February 14, 2024
Public Education
Republicans ‘sympathetic but cautious’ of Shapiro’s higher ed plan

(The Center Square) – Gov. Josh Shapiro’s proposal to shake up Pennsylvania’s higher education system has legislative Republicans intrigued – but not yet on board. “List me as sympathetic but… Read More

February 9, 2024
Culture
Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman blasts Harvard for giving Hamas attack supporter a ‘platform’

Pennsylvania’s junior U.S. senator, John Fetterman, a Democrat, blasted Harvard University for giving a “platform” to a Hamas supporter who has justified the brutal terror attacks on Israel launched Oct. Read More

February 6, 2024