Stories tagged: "reading"


Reading School District Superintendent Dr. Khalid N. Mumin hugs Laila Jones, 9, before the PIAA Class 6A championship at the Giant Center, Hershey. caption  Photo by Natalie Kolb 3/25/2017 (Photo By Natalie Kolb/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
Shapiro Taps a Former Superintendent of the Year to Be Pennsylvania’s Education Secretary

Khalid Mumin is currently superintendent of the Lower Merion School District in suburban Philadelphia. He was previously superintendent for seven years at the majority Latino Reading School District.

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Here’s Where You Can Embark on a First Day Hike in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's state parks will host more than 40 guided hikes on January 1.

Philadelphia's Mexican Independence Day Festival (Credit: R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)
How to Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month Across Pennsylvania

From Philly to Pittsburgh, cities throughout Pa. are holding celebrations to recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans and the growing diversity of our state.

Cumru Twp, PA - June 1: The Sheetz gas station and convenience store on Lancaster Pike In Cumru Township Tuesday morning June 1, 2021. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
Pennsylvania Gas Prices Continue to Fall

After reaching a record high of $5.07 per gallon in early June, the average price for a gallon of gas in Pennsylvania is now down to $3.85.

These railroad tracks could be getting more use if Amtrak's plan goes through.
Restoring Passenger Rail Service Between Reading and Philadelphia is Chugging Along

Officials in Chester, Berks, and Montgomery counties have created the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority.

A person wearing a protective face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus walks in Allentown, Pa., Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Bid to Help Latinos Win More Seats in Newly Drawn Districts Draws Criticism

Proposals from the Legislative Reapportionment Commission that must reflect a decade of demographic changes identified by the census narrowed opportunities for Pennsylvania Latinos, critics say.

These railroad tracks could be getting more use if Amtrak's plan goes through.
All Aboard: Restoring Passenger Rail Service from Reading to Philadelphia

A new study shows not only that reviving passenger rail service in Reading is financially possible and economically profitable, but it has the support of Amtrak and President Biden.