Stories tagged: "public education"


Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf adjusts his face mask to protect against COVID-19 during a news conference in Harrisburg in November 2020. (AP File Photo/Julio Cortez)
Some Districts in Defiance as Mask Mandate for Pennsylvania Schools Takes Effect

With school back in session, Gov. Wolf's mask mandate prompted protests and non-compliance throughout the state.

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.

Bensalem Township School District Superintendent Samuel Lee speaks during a virtual hearing on education concerns. (Screenshot)
Pandemic-Related Costs Wreaking Havoc on PA School District Budgets

The pandemic has brought many financial challenges to all of Pennsylvania’s 501 school districts.

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.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf adjusts his face mask to protect against COVID-19 during a news conference in Harrisburg in November 2020. (AP File Photo/Julio Cortez)
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.

COURIER Illustration (Denzel Boyd)
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.