Stories tagged: "school budget"


Student teacher Olivia Vazquez leads students through their morning meeting at the Eliza B. Kirkbride School in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Vazquez is finishing up her last semester at Swarthmore College and hoping to help make sure immigrant students arriving in Philadelphia have a more supportive experience in school than she did growing up. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
State Lawmakers Aim to Improve Student Mental Health With 3 Proposed Bills

The bills would provide funding for mental health-based internships for school counselors and projects that support students’ behavioral and mental health.

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.

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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.