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Thursday, November 1, 2018 9:12 AM

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018 9:25 AM

More than 60 years after the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling, an analysis of state data shows persistently stark disparities between the racial composition of teachers and students in Pennsylvania’s schools — among the widest gaps in the country.
The Notebook, Oct. 30, 2018
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018 9:23 AM

Some schools are all in for Halloween, with parades, classroom parties, and costume contests. But others have chosen to downplay the holiday, either skipping celebrations or hosting "harvest festivals" or alternate parties, in a nod to students who don't mark Oct. 31 as anything special. 
Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 30, 2018
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018 9:21 AM

Studies have shown LGBTQ students are more likely to be bullied at school, which can lead to missed classes and a higher risk of suicide. For those kids, a teacher who knows how to be inclusive — or how to "queer" the classroom, as some refer to it — can make a big difference. 
NPR,  Oct. 26, 2018
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9:08 AM

A Schuylkill County school district recently, and rather quietly, became Pennsylvania's first to pass a policy permitting teachers to carry guns in schools. But a backlash has since developed, setting up a showdown over the place of guns in Pennsylvania schools that could set statewide precedent.
WITF, Oct. 29, 2018
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9:07 AM

The rash of school shootings that averaged one a week in the first 21 weeks of this year -- most notably ones in Florida, Texas, and Maryland -- has raised the profile of school safety in political campaigns, including this year's gubernatorial contest in Pennsylvania. 
Pennlive, Oct. 30, 2018
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Monday, October 29, 2018 9:06 AM

According to a new report by the Education Law Center and the statewide coalition PA Schools Work, spending on special education has risen among the state’s 500 school districts. But the study says state funding has failed to keep up with rising costs, creating an ever-widening funding gap.
Allentown Morning Call, Oct. 29, 2018
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Monday, October 29, 2018 9:05 AM

As voters do their homework to decide which gubernatorial candidate they'll support on Nov. 6, those who place a high importance on education can see clear differences between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican challenger Scott Wagner.
Pennlive, Oct. 29, 2018
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Friday, October 26, 2018 11:17 AM

Poor record keeping could be leading to a lack of funding for Pennsylvania schools. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said his office is looking into school transportation funds, and the numbers just don't add up.

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