Private Schools

Pennsylvania Approves Area's First Private School For Gifted StudentsThe Grayson School is expected to open this fall, in Broomall, for grades K through 6, with plans to expand to all grades.
School District Residency Requirements May Have Some FlexibilityThere are plenty of parents who want their school aged children to go to a good school with better student outcomes than the one in which they actually live. This may be illegal.
Ideo A Promising Idea For EducationIn the fall of 2011, a group of mechanical engineers, architects, ethnographers, communications designers and educators began designing a network of low cost private schools.
US Education Spending Tops International ListDespite being the top spender on education, the US trails other countries on international tests.
In Some Cases, Random Drug Testing Of Students Is LegalThe Fourth Amendment says that a person can’t be subject to an unreasonable search and seizure by public officials. But the Supreme Court ruled, in some cases, it is okay to randomly drug test students.
Part 1: The EITC -- What Is It?The Educational Improvement Tax Credit is promoted as a way to provide a better education for poor children, but public education advocates say it actually takes away tax money that could be used to improve schools.
Part 2: Who's Hurt by the EITC?Expanding the program at a time when the state has slashed public school funding is infuriating public education advocates.
Part 3: Who Benefits From It?"BLOCS provides scholarships from your business taxes to students who not only want to attend a Catholic school but are most in need," says one advertisement.
Part 4: Ongoing ControversiesState senator Tony Williams defends the program as similar to the GI Bill, but some of his Harrisburg colleagues see it as improperly favoring closed groups.