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Desks are arranged in a classroom at Panther Valley Elementary School, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Nesquehoning, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Student Mental Health, Staffing Shortages Are the Biggest Challenges Facing Pa. Schools, According to New Report

The annual State of Education report found that the biggest challenges facing school districts in the commonwealth are student mental health concerns, staffing shortages, and school finances.

Shown is the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
EXPLAINER: The Pennsylvania School Funding Lawsuit: What it is and Why it’s Important

Parents, school districts, and organizations say the school funding formula in the commonwealth is unfair and favors wealthier districts. The legislature disagrees and has been fighting the case since 2014.

Report: Staffing, Student Mental Health, Budget Issues Among Biggest Challenges for PA Public Schools

From pandemic-induced burnout and learning challenges, to rising charter school tuition payments, a new report breaks down the challenges facing Pennsylvania public schools.