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GOP leaders want to pilot private school vouchers in Harrisburg School District

The proposal would allow parents in Harrisburg to use as much as $8,200 in taxpayer money toward private school tuition.
By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

‘Revolutionary’ principal goes all-in on quest for more black teachers

In Pennsylvania, as of 2018, less than 3 percent of teachers are African American, and barely 1 percent are African American males.

By Dale Mezzacappa/Philadelphia Public School Notebook

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

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

Inclusive school climate stressed as one way to prevent student violence

A recent training for a group in Lancaster County addressed the softer skills around how to assess and prevent threats.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. educators turn to Secret Service for safety advice

“All of us are desperate to find the answer. Why is this happening? How can we stop it?”
By Ed Mahon


Seven big takeaways for education in the new Pa. budget

There's more money for schools -- but not specifically for teacher salaries.
By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads and Ed Mahon

Inches from finish line, Pa. House budget talks falter over education

An impromptu coalition of Democrats and some Republicans managed to sink a major bill at the last minute.
By Katie Meyer

Old enough to marry? Or buy cigarettes? Age matters in bills before Pa. lawmakers

Lawmakers are weighing different bills that would require Pennsylvanians to wait until age 18 – or 21 – before making some major life decisions.

By Jan Murphy/PennLive
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