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Pennsylvania’s “Parental Bill of Rights” bill is designed to quash discussions on LGBTQ issues in school

The so-called “Parental Bill of Rights,” would require classes at school to be “age appropriate” and prohibit topics on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten up to fifth grade.

By Gabriela Martínez

Pennsylvania schools are looking for solutions to retain staff and attract new teachers

School districts in the midstate – and across Pennsylvania – are facing teacher and staff shortages, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education

By Gabriela Martínez

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Pennsylvania’s lowest funded school districts lay out their plans for millions in new funding

A few of those districts are reaping tens of millions more dollars from the state budget compared to last year
By Sam Dunklau

Pennsylvania has a 3 year plan to tackle the teacher shortage

The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s 3 year plan aims to get more teachers into classrooms by 2025.

By Sam Dunklau

Pennsylvania families facing food insecurity can get help this summer

The Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture and Education are reminding students and caretakers that they can get access to nutritious meals beyond their last day of the school year. 

By Aniya Faulcon

Pennsylvania dance teachers wanting easier state certification rules get lawmakers to strut their stuff

Pennsylvania dance teachers say the state’s certification process for their field needs to be streamlined.

By Sam Dunklau

Citing budget cuts, Pennsylvania auditor general will kick school audits back to the Department of Education

Pennsylvania’s auditor general is dissolving the department’s school audit bureau in April.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

Updated: March 11, 2022 | 10:30 am

Pennsylvania agency heads pitch higher funding to help address staffing woes

The State Police, Labor & Industry, Education and Human Services departments say they need to directly hire or encourage more staff to join their professions in the coming year.

By Sam Dunklau

Updated: August 16, 2021 | 5:58 pm

Aiming to keep fall infections low, Wolf administration offers free COVID-19 testing for schools

Schools are trying to keep students safe from rising infection rates in many counties, especially since those under 12 can’t receive a vaccine.

By Sam Dunklau