Stories tagged: "School Funding"


Front view of a yellow school bus parked in front of a hydro sub-station. (Getty Images)
New Electric School Buses to Reduce Pollution and Improve Safety in Pennsylvania

Ten school districts across Pennsylvania are in line to receive 88 electric school buses by the start of the 2024 school year, thanks to funding from President Biden’s infrastructure law. Aside from giving students a quieter and healthier ride to school, these buses can provide communities relief following natural disasters.

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.”