Education


Tara Matise teaches her prekindergarten students virtually in her classroom prepared ahead of planned in-person learning at Nebinger Elementary School in Philadelphia, Friday, March 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Pennsylvania to Mandate Masks in All K-12 Schools, Day Cares

The order will take effect Tuesday, Sept. 7 and will require students, teachers, and staff to wear masks when inside.

House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, during a news conference at the Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Wednesday, May 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
GOP Leaders Reject Wolf’s Call for Mask Mandate in Schools

The response came one day after Gov. Wolf asked GOP leaders to summon lawmakers to Harrisburg to pass legislation requiring schools and child care facilities to require masks in classrooms.

Teacher Tara Matise exercise with her prekindergarten students participating virtually in her classroom ahead of planned in-person learning at Nebinger Elementary School in Philadelphia, Friday, March 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Wolf Asks Legislature for Law Mandating Masks in Classrooms

Gov. Tom Wolf wants lawmakers back in Harrisburg immediately to work on a bill to order schools and child care facilities to require masks in classrooms.

The Biden administration is trying to connect jobless Americans with programs to help them get new jobs and careers.
Biden Administration Expands Opportunities for Jobless Pennsylvanians to Connect With Education, Training and Aid

The Biden Administration is updating two programs to help unemployed people trying to get education or workforce training.

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Biden Extends Pause on Student Loan Payments to Jan. 31, 2022

The Biden administration on Friday announced that federal student loan payments will remain suspended through January 2022.

Commissioner Bull Connor directs the arrest of approximately 25 African American demonstrators in Birmingham, Ala. on April 10, 1963. Singer Al Hibbler who led the protest march, heads the line left background. Connor who directs the police department said Hibbler would not be taken into custody. (AP Photo/Horace Cort)
Republicans Want to Rewrite American History With Critical Race Theory Ban

A group of Pennsylvania Republicans want schools across the state to whitewash history with Critical Race Theory ban.

Republicans in the state Legislature are pushing bills that would roll back abortion rights and expand gun rights.
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Legislature Passes Budget that Boosts Education Funding, but Misses Other Opportunities

Next year’s state budget will pump millions into struggling schools, but also sets billions of dollars aside while the state struggles to reopen from a historic pandemic.