Lawsuit Filed Against Commonwealth of Pa. Over School FundingA group of school districts, parents, and the NAACP are suing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, claiming the state's level of school funding is unconstitutional.
Pennsylvania Invites Public Feedback On Soon-To-Be Mandatory High School Graduation TestsPennsylvania's new statewide curriculum and high school graduation exams have generated so much controversy, the state board of education has launched a website to take public comments.
Corbett Education Advisor Quits Amid Accusations of Doing LittleLast month, the <em>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</em> published a story questioning whether the time Tomalis spent on the job and his “ambiguous role” justified his nearly $140,000 state salary.
Pa. Will Allow Some Junk Food at School Bake Sales, Not So NJ or Del.A new federal law allows individual states to set their own number of fundraiser exemptions for junk food sold in schools. Pennsylvania and a handful of other states have done so.
Will Pa. Schools Get Reprieve From Snow Make-Up Days? Time Will Tell.Pennsylvania law requires elementary and secondary schools to hold 180 days of classes. Many districts are struggling to fit them in after being closed for so many snow days.
Pa. Legislator Blasts Corbett Administration Plan for Testing High School SeniorsState senator Andrew Dinniman, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, says the Education Department is overstressing the tests despite an earlier understanding with lawmakers.
Two Philadelphia School Principals Lose Credentials In Wake of Test Cheating ScandalThese are the first heads to roll in the investigation of 53 Philadelphia schools that has been going on for more than a year.
Worries Abound as Pa. Revamps Performance Testing in Public High Schools The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is in the process of rolling out new exams for high school students that will become a graduation requirement by 2017.
Aptitude Test Scores For Local H.S. Seniors Above National Avg But Participation Rates Aren'tACT scores are in for the class of 2012, and those who took the test in Pennsylvania and New Jersey surpassed the national average, although the numbers can be a little deceiving.
Many Philadelphia Schools Qualify For 'Low-Achieving' Tax Credits For StudentsMore than half of the school buildings in the School District of Philadelphia are on the list.
Hundreds Of Chester Upland School District Employees Face 'Payless' PaydayNo ruling from a Philadelphia federal judge on a lawsuit filed by the Chester Upland School District that seeks to force Pennsylvania education officials to advance them subsidy payments so they can make payroll next week.
Fewer Pennsylvania Schools Made 'Adequate Yearly Progress'A Pennsylvania Department of Education spokesman says statewide math and reading assessment scores improved slightly but fewer schools in the state made "adequate yearly progress" based on the No Child Left Behind law.
Pennsylvania Department Of Education Open To Four-Day School WeeksIt is not a trend yet, but a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Education says state officials are open to the idea of four-day weeks in classrooms as school districts look for ways to save money.