Stories tagged: "school budget"

West Chester University (Photo: Associated Press)
3 Pennsylvania Schools Honored for Leading the Way in Sustainability

Three schools in the commonwealth have been designated Green Ribbon Schools, a federal recognition award given to schools who employ cost-saving and performance-enhancing sustainability practices.

CORRECTS DAY/DATE TO FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2023 INSTEAD OF SATURDAY, FEB. 11 - A seventh grader carries her plate which consists of three bean chili, rice, mandarins and cherry tomatoes and baked chips during her lunch break at a local public school, Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A 2010 federal law that boosted nutrition standards for school meals may have helped curb obesity among America’s children _ even teenagers who can buy their own snacks, according to a study published Monday, Feb. 13, 2023, in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Democratic State Lawmakers Propose Free School Lunch Program For K-12 Students

Sen. Lindsey Williams and Rep. Emily Kinkead have proposed taking $275 million from the state budget and using it for a free school lunch program aimed at combating child hunger and improving academic success.

Desks are arranged in a classroom at Panther Valley Elementary School, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Nesquehoning, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Community School Programs Get Federal Money to Assist Pennsylvania Students and Families in Need

The programs, based in Pittsburgh and Allentown, were recently awarded a share of $63 million aimed at providing resources to help students and their families.

Desks are arranged in a classroom at Panther Valley Elementary School, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Nesquehoning, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Judge Rules That Funding Disparity Between Pennsylvania’s Rich and Poor School Districts is Unconstitutional

In her decision, Commonwealth Court Judge Renee Cohn Jubelirer said “students attending low-wealth districts are being deprived of equal protection of law.”

Izzy Smith Wade-El (Screen shot)
Community and Doing What’s Right for All Are the Key Components of Rep. Izzy Smith-Wade-El’s Goal in Harrisburg

Lancaster’s newly elected state Rep. Izzy Smith-Wade-El hopes to return some level of power back to the smaller communities across the commonwealth.

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Gov. Wolf Announces Free School Breakfast Program

More than 1.7 million Pennsylvania children enrolled in public schools, intermediate units, charter schools, career and technology schools, and child care institutions are eligible.

The Pennsylvania Capitol (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
It’s a Week Late, But Pennsylvania Finally Has a Budget in Place for the Fiscal Year

The $42.8 billion spending plan includes increases in education funding, environmental programs, and a new “whole home repairs program.”