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A clash on cyber charters kicks off fall legislative session in Harrisburg

Gov. Wolf introduced a charter reform proposal this summer, which included specific measures that could limit cyber charter school growth.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Pa. to launch review of its science standards that may include emphasis on helping students think like scientists

"Science is increasingly part of our education, work, and lives in a changing economy.”
By Jan Murphy/PennLive

Opening day at a Philly school that reflects the district’s triumphs and tribulations

The district still has a long-term structural deficit, which will, at some point, demand new money, cutbacks, or both.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Pa. school districts turn to collection agencies to pursue payment of debts for meals

“It’s definitely an issue and if nothing else, it’s caused us to focus on it as a priority to chase down money."
By Jan Murphy/PennLive

After years of gridlock, Wolf plans executive action on charter school reform

“Our laws currently do not allow us to hold charter schools and their operators to the same standards as our traditional public schools."
By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Pa. school safety tip-line used more to report bullying, suicidal thoughts, than violent threats

Many of the 23,494 tips received by the Safe2Say Something program were related to bullying, self-harm, thoughts of suicide, or depression, according to data released by Pennsylvania’s Office of the Attorney General.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Cameras, counselors and yoga — how Pa. schools spent an unprecedented flood of safety and security cash

“You can’t hide behind, ‘It’ll never happen here,’ because we just don’t know where it will happen,”
By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads


Will this tweak in Pa. law send student test scores soaring?

“Teachers cannot educate a student who is not participating in the process. So those students’ scores should not be a reflection on the teacher.”
By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Harrisburg School District can find hope for revival in Reading: 7 lessons

“There’s financial unrest in Harrisburg that’s very similar to what we walked into in Reading in 2014,” Chris Celmer said.

By Ron Southwick/PennLive
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