Despite Reservations, Gov. Wolf To Let Schools Bill Become LawDemocratic Gov. Tom Wolf will let a sprawling schools bill become law without his signature, saying it has provisions he likes, but also provisions backed by lawmakers who he says prioritize making the jobs of teachers harder.
Controversial Education Bill Both Divides, Unites Teachers & School BoardsSchool boards applaud a bill, they say, could help them control spending in public education by allowing teacher lay-offs when economically required.
Kidsburgh: Rethinking High SchoolKids are once again hitting the books, but for high schoolers, not much has changed over the last 100 years.
Keystone Exam Requirement Repealed For Certain StudentsGov. Tom Wolf signed a bill to remove the Keystone high school examination requirement for graduation for thousands of technical ed students.
Cursive Sees Revival In School InstructionCursive writing is looping back into style in schools across the country.
Pa. Lawmaker’s Bill Would Delay Beginning Of School Year Till After Labor DayWhen the school year began only three of Allegheny County’s 42 public school districts held their first day of class after Labor Day.
Wolf Administration Responds To Racism Incidents In SchoolsGov. Tom Wolf's administration released a response plan after recent incidents involving racism and religious intolerance in Pennsylvania schools.
State Launches Website To Find Early Learning ProgramsThe Pennsylvania Department of Human Services wants to make it easier for your kids to get a head start on school.
Gov. Wolf Says State Must Do More To Help SchoolsAs school districts across the state struggle to adopt budgets for the next school year without help from Harrisburg, the talk of laying off teachers, cutting programs and raising local property taxes has gotten louder.
Government Launches New Website For Student Loan BorrowersThe Department of Education has launched a new website to help people with student loans find a repayment option that best suits their needs.
Ask A Pittsburgh Expert: 5 Fun & Easy Science Projects To Do At HomeIf you're really mad about science, then a class, workshop, party or after school programs will be the perfect place for kids to investigate the wonders of science. Mad Science of Pittsburgh has a world of experience to explore experiments that are easy to understand, and by using homemade ingredients and simple directions make for a viable hands-on approach and heaps of fun along the way.
East Allegheny No Longer Able To Pay Its Teachers & StaffIt's a common refrain: school districts throughout Pennsylvania are running out of money because the legislature and Gov. Tom Wolf can't reach a budget agreement.
East Allegheny Schools Struggling As State Government Impasse Drags OnThe winds of concern are swirling around the East Allegheny School District.
Wolf To Seek Another Boost For Pre-Kindergarten ProgramsDemocratic Gov. Tom Wolf says he wants a $60 million boost to state-subsidized pre-kindergarten programs in Pennsylvania next year.
Wolf: Money Isn’t There For Funding State-Related UniversitiesA push by the Republican majority in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives to free up $578 million for Penn State and other state-related universities has failed.