Pennsylvania Republican legislators support a voucher program they say is meant to help a small number of students who attend schools they claim are failing.
But Senate Republicans are holding out to establish a school voucher program, which would send $100 million of state funding to private schools. Gov. Josh Shapiro has made it clear he will veto the provision if it will end the stalemate.
Million-dollar payouts to CEOs and millions of dollars spent on advertising, have been well documented. Yet we let our own public schools — our great American experiment in education for all — become constitutionally inequitable and deeply underfunded.
The new student loan forgiveness plan known as “SAVE” could lower monthly bills and reduce the amount some borrowers have to pay back over the lifetime of their loans.
Ryan Hardesty, a seventh and eighth grade social studies teacher at Highland Middle School in the Blackhawk School District in Beaver County, has traveled the state to collaborate with other educators, since becoming Teacher of the Year.
Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Senate voted 45-4 last month to approve a bill, SB838, ostensibly for the purpose of reforming the probation part of the criminal “justice” system.
A new report by Penn State’s Center for Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis shows that nearly 15.4% of principals left Pennsylvania schools between 2021-2022 and 2022-2023. The 4.2% increase is the highest since accurate employment records have been kept.
About 90% of the district’s kindergarten and first-grade students require some level of early intervention to put them on track for academic success, Arcurio told the Capital-Star in a recent interview.
A Pennsylvania advocacy group is watching carefully as the Senate ponders House Bill 611, which would provide more funding for basic K-12 and special education, and target more funding to lower-income districts.
State funds went to three private law firms, with legal bills spiking during a four-month trial in the case decrying state school funding.