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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
Courts
Federal judge sides with Penn State professor, allows lawsuit over ‘racist’ Critical Race Theory trainings

The lawsuit filed by a Penn State professor who says the university subjected him to “racist” Critical Race Theory trainings will move forward thanks to a federal judge’s ruling. Eastern… Read More

January 29, 2024
Courts
Parent sues school district for ‘unconstitutional’ policy concealing students’ gender dysphoria from parents 

A mother who wants to be informed of her child’s expressed gender dysphoria has filed a lawsuit against a Pennsylvania school district.  According to the lawsuit,… Read More

January 18, 2024
Public Education
School district pays $1.5M for SEL curricula from organizations supporting discredited DEI

A Pennsylvania school has forked over more than a million dollars for social emotional learning (SEL) curricula from organizations supporting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. Parents Defending Education… Read More

January 8, 2024
Public Education
Year in Review: Pennsylvania education policy

(The Center Square) – From preschool through college, from the family wallet to the state’s coffers, the cost of education stretching budgets beyond their capacity has been a major theme… Read More

December 27, 2023
Public Education
With decree to bus drivers, school district puts the ‘Scrooge’ in Christmas spirit

(The Daily Signal) – A local school district in Pennsylvania acted to forbid school bus drivers from putting up Christmas decorations. On Friday, just over a week before Christmas, the… Read More

December 22, 2023
Culture
Inside the federal probe of Pitt’s fetal organ harvesting program

(The Daily Signal) – A federal probe may reveal violations of law in the University of Pittsburgh’s testing of body parts from aborted babies, according to a pro-life organization monitoring… Read More

December 20, 2023
Culture
Christian school wins top $1M innovation prize; 32 other schools also awarded

(The Center Square) – Thirty-three different educational institutions received a share of $13 million from a Pennsylvania-based family in recognition of their innovative methods.  Referred to as the “Pulitzer of… Read More

December 19, 2023
Courts
Christian educational ministry wins religious liberty victory 8 years after filing suit

A ministry that teaches children Christian values in released-time programs during school hours but off school grounds has won in court in a case first filed in 2015. Joy El… Read More

December 19, 2023
Courts
This Moms for Liberty leader faced trumped-up harassment charges. Now, she’s suing

(The Daily Signal) – A Pennsylvania Moms for Liberty leader will file defamation lawsuits to restore her good name after she was falsely accused of harassment in what she calls an… Read More

December 18, 2023
Public Education
Pennsylvania Republicans won majority of school board seats during 2023 election

In November, political pundits bemoaned the lack of a “red wave” in school board elections nationwide, but Republicans performed better in Pennsylvania than initially reported. One article… Read More

December 18, 2023
Legislation
Pennsylvania approves its ‘biggest-ever’ expansion of school choice tax credits

Pennsylvania’s Democrat Gov. Josh Shapiro signed an expansion of the school scholarship tax credit program in the state, which one conservative group headlined as “historic.” The… Read More

December 14, 2023
Public Education
Pennsylvania school board president replaces Bible with contested LGBT books for swearing-in

A school board president in Pennsylvania rejected the tradition of being sworn into office on a Bible, placing her hand instead on challenged LGBT-themed young adult books. Karen Smith, a… Read More

December 12, 2023
Public Education
Penn president under fire after alum withdraws $100 million donation over antisemitism

The president of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) is under fire after a prominent alumnus decided to withdraw a $100 million donation to the school. The loss is directly related… Read More

December 8, 2023
Public Education
Report: Test scores still lagging post-pandemic

(The Center Square) – New research suggests reading and math test scores still lag prepandemic levels as schools grapple with ongoing learning loss, an unconstitutional funding model and growing discontent… Read More

December 1, 2023
Public Education
Pennsylvania school board member resigns after calling Israel Defense Forces a ‘terrorist organization’

A Philadelphia-area school board member has resigned after making antisemitic comments on social media. Jamina Clay, a school board member for the Colonial School District (CSD), received harsh rebuke for… Read More

November 27, 2023
Public Education
Pennsylvania school district forced to allow Satan club on school grounds under the guise of religious freedom

A Pennsylvania school district has settled a lawsuit with The Satanic Temple, following allegations of discrimination against the After School Satan club. The American Civil Liberties Union… Read More

November 21, 2023
Courts
Pennsylvania settlement allows parents to opt students out of SEL

(The Sentinel) – In a victory for parents, America First Legal recently announced a settlement agreement in a lawsuit it filed earlier this year against the… Read More

November 20, 2023