Stories tagged: "education"

Rep. Emily Kinkead (D-Allegheny) and state Sen. Lindsey Williams (D-Allegheny) announce legislation for the no-cost school lunch program at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, Sept. 21, 2022. (Courtesy: PA House of Representatives)
Democratic State Lawmakers Want to Bring Back Free School Lunch Program

Lindsey Williams and Emily Kinkead have proposed taking $275 million from the state budget and using it for a free school lunch program aimed at combating child hunger and improving academic success.

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Removal of ‘Girls Who Code’ Book Series Reignites Pennsylvania School Book Ban Controversy

Book bans like in the Central York School District and several others across Pennsylvania are just the latest attack on public schools—a way for dark money groups to create division between teachers, administrators, and the community at large.

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Report: 1 in 12 Pennsylvania High School Students Have Attempted Suicide

In Pennsylvania, the percentage of children with depression or anxiety has increased over the years, mirroring a national trend that shows children are in the midst of a mental health crisis.

Six in 10 Voters Support Extending Pause on Student Loans and Canceling At Least $10,000 in Loans

Voters under 45 support student debt cancelation in overwhelming numbers, and new polling from Courier Newsroom and Data for Progress shows canceling some amount of federal student loan debt could be a political winner for President Joe Biden.

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The Wolf Administration Has a Plan to Address Pennsylvania’s Teacher Shortage

The Wolf administration released a 20-page educator workforce strategy, outlining its plans to recruit and retain educators while building a more diverse workforce by 2025.

FILE - Mehmet Oz, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
Dr. Oz Joins the Right-Wing Attack on Public Education

In today’s right wing political universe, there is no easier target than educators – especially those working in public schools. And one could easily argue that the attacks on public education are more intense in Pennsylvania than in any other state in America. And Dr. Oz has just joined the attack: What’s important to understand...

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate in Harrisburg, on Feb. 8, 2022. (AP File Photo/Matt Rourke)
Pennsylvania Starting Fiscal Year Without a Budget

Budget negotiations between the Wolf administration and Republican lawmakers are expected to continue into the holiday weekend. They revolve around a substantial increase in aid for public schools and election funding.