Stories tagged: "public education"


Teachers including Kathy Volin, right, and Dana Cohen, center, conduct their classes online from laptops during freezing temperatures outside the Joseph Greenberg School in Philadelphia, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. A mediator will decide if Philadelphia school teachers must return to their classrooms despite safety concerns as the district plans to resume in-person instruction later this month. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Educators, Wolf at Odds Over Vaccine Rollout

Several educational organizations—groups that aren’t always on the same side—are asking Gov. Tom Wolf to make vaccinating school staff against the coronavirus a priority.

A finished clean room with stacked chairs in the science room at the Mildred Avenue K-8 School building in Boston's Mattapan, which were being cleaned for the reopening of school on July 9, 2020. Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Here’s the Mess Betsy DeVos Left for Incoming Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos left the department’s funding for low-income schools, protections for students with disabilities, and rights for survivors under Title IX in shambles.

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf adjusts his face mask to protect against COVID-19 during a news conference in Harrisburg, Pa., regarding the counting of ballots in the 2020 general election. Facing a deep, pandemic-inflicted budget deficit, Gov. Wolf will ask lawmakers for billions of dollars funded by higher taxes on Pennsylvania’s huge natural gas industry for workforce development and employment assistance to help the state recover. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Gov. Wolf Seeks Big Increase in School Funding, Tax Increase

Gov. Tom Wolf will propose a sweeping new plan to dramatically boost funding for public schools, to be supported by an increase in the state's personal income tax rate.

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Heroes of 2020: In a Year of Crisis, Teachers Made It Work

How two teachers built relationships with their students and adapted their curriculums to meet the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

Superintendent Matt Malone (R) leans over to get a better look at how fourth grade teacher Amber Moukhtarian is teaching her students via Zoom at Mary L. Fonseca Elementary School in Fall River, MA on Nov. 23, 2020. Fall River schools were in-person for several months before going full remote in December due to increasing rates of coronavirus infections. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Teachers Are Essential Workers. Should They Be Next for Vaccines?

“I think teachers are tired of not being heard or consulted,” said Whitney Sandoval, a Kansas-based certified orientation and mobility specialist who teaches children with visual impairments.

Jill Biden
After the DeVos and Trump Years, Having Jill Biden as First Lady Is a Huge Deal for Teachers Everywhere

“Having Dr. Biden in the White House could mean the world to public education in this country, including community colleges."

School buses in coronavirus pandemic
A Majority of School Bus Drivers Are Over 55. Here’s How One District Is Protecting Them.

Bus riding during the pandemic has been a source of concern for parents nationwide, and school bus drivers—like teachers and other school staff—are putting their own health at risk to perform their jobs.