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Harrisburg school board election: Voters speak for change. Will state beat them to the punch?

“Anybody who would let things get so bad that they’re threatening (state) receivership is not doing a good job."
By Charles Thompson, PennLive

House takes first step toward charter school overhaul

Two of the bills passed got bipartisan support. One creates new ethics requirements for charter school administrators, and another would let charter students enroll in college classes.

By Katie Meyer

Which school security personnel can carry a gun? Lawmaker seeks to clear up controversy

The state Department of Education essentially said contracted school security guards are not permitted to possess a firearm on the job.

By Jan Murphy, PennLive

Harrisburg tops the state in teacher turnover: Five former teachers explain why

“The teachers are the ones attempting to do the right thing. But if they get no support, what good are you?”
By Christine Vendel, PennLive

Private school tax credit in Pa. may get boost after two-day debate

"There's only one monopolistic school system that should be allowed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania?"
By Katie Meyer

Attorney: Harrisburg School District finances, threat of receivership is unprecedented

Receivership means the district’s leaders and administrators lose their authority to govern the public entity.
By Jana Benscoter, PennLive

Pennsylvania colleges face steep enrollment declines in 2026

Although the economy has recovered from the worst effects of the Great Recession in 2008, the birth rate hasn’t — and that decline is expected to catch up with schools in 2026.

By Sara Hoover, WHYY

State takeover of Harrisburg schools may not produce the results advocates seek

The Harrisburg School District was placed under mayoral control in 2001 for nearly a decade. In 2012, the state declared the district in severe financial recovery, a status that led to a chief recovery officer being appointed and access to an interest-free loans. The district remains in recovery to this day.

By Jan Murphy, PennLive


Tamaqua parents shocked that armed teacher policy has been quietly reinstated

"If I find out there is a gun in my classroom with my teacher, I am going to ask to leave that room immediately."
By Jen Kinney, Keystone Crossroads
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