Stories tagged: "schools"


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.

Scott Martin addresses the crowd before Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence, spoke at the Host Resort in Lancaster, Pa., August 9, 2016. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
‘Don’t Say Gay’ Comes to Pennsylvania: Republicans Advance Bills That Could Force Schools to Out Students

The Pennsylvania Youth Congress pointed out that one of the bills could force schools to out students to their parents, even if they’re not supportive, and accused Republicans of fear-mongering about children being shown “pornography.”

John Parkin, co-owner of Coyote Point Armory displays a handgun at his store in Burlingame, Calif., Thursday, June 23, 2022. California's top law enforcement official said that he is working with the governor and legislative leaders on legislation to keep dangerous people from carrying concealed weapons in public, despite a U.S. Supreme Court decision that imperils the state's current law. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
All But One PA Republican Congressman Voted Against Gun Safety Bill

Brian Fitzpatrick was the lone GOP Pennsylvania US Rep. to vote for the sweeping Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which President Biden signed into law Saturday.

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.

Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, takes part in a state Senate committee hearing at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, April 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)
Doug Mastriano’s Plan to Combat School Shootings? Arm Pennsylvania Teachers

The Republican candidate for governor plans to introduce a bill that would allow school employees to carry guns on school grounds.