Stories tagged: "schools"


Aerial view of Pennridge High School in Perkasie, Pa. (Pennridge School District)
Bucks County School Board Votes to Reduce High School Social Studies Credits

Despite strong community opposition, the Pennridge School Board approved paring down the number of social studies credits needed to graduate from four to three.

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.

Ten Years Later: The Heroes of Sandy Hook

Helpers, heroes, whatever you call them-- there were many inside Newton, Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School that terrifying day ten years ago. Some are no longer alive. Others are still anonymous. But all risked-- and sometimes gave-- their lives to save many more. These are their stories.

Desks are arranged in a classroom at Panther Valley Elementary School, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Nesquehoning, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Pennsylvania Students’ Math and Reading Scores Fall From Pre-Pandemic Levels

Slipping math and reading scores among Pennsylvania’s fourth and eighth grade students are consistent with a national trend.

Rep. Emily Kinkead (D-Allegheny) and state Sen. Lindsey Williams (D-Allegheny) announce legislation for the no-cost school lunch program at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, Sept. 21, 2022. (Courtesy: PA House of Representatives)
Democratic State Lawmakers Want to Bring Back Free School Lunch Program

Lindsey Williams and 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.

Republican State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz during a press conference at the State Capitol in Harisburg announcing her Parental Rights in Education bill, Sept. 20, 2022. (Screengrab: Pennsylvania State Legislature)
Central Pennsylvania Republican Proposes Bill Targeting LGBTQ Youth

Republican State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz says her bill is intended to “protect” children from gender ideology and sexual orientation and is “more expansive” than Florida’s similar “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

School cafeteria (Image: Shutterstock)
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.