Press Releases

Monday, July 9, 2018 9:22 AM

Pennsylvania just committed $20 million to increase opportunities in computer science. In the recently enacted budget, Governor Tom Wolf and the General Assembly supported new state funding for computer science education and related professional development.

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Friday, July 6, 2018 10:23 AM

Ed Kang loved science growing up and ended up earning a Ph.D. in neuroscience. But he left academia to teach high school over 10 years ago, believing one of the reasons students at neighborhood schools (non-magnet) in Chicago dislike science is that they don’t have teachers who are passionate about the subject.

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Friday, July 6, 2018 10:20 AM

You don’t need a 3D printer to have a makerspace -

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Friday, July 6, 2018 9:09 AM

When state legislators fled for summer break last week, they stranded a pile of important bills on hot-button issues such as domestic violence, fraternity hazing, redistricting, abortion, and cutting the size of the legislature.
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 4, 2018
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Thursday, July 5, 2018 1:22 PM

(Harrisburg, Pa.) — The Pennsylvania Principals Association has increased the size of its Board of Directors by two by adding two new positions: Diversity At Large and Assistant Principal At Large.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:06 PM

More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit. New data show little progress in retaining students, despite efforts to plug the leak.

https://hechingerreport.org/more-high-school-grads-than-ever-are-going-to-college-but-1-in-5-will-quit/

 
Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:05 PM

It’s an abstraction that has obscured the true workings of the country’s education system for decades.

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/07/americas-schools/564413/

 

 

 
Thursday, July 5, 2018 8:38 AM

When Governor Tom Wolf announced last week he'd support sending all of the state's education money through its new funding formula, he emboldened advocates and riled opponents. Now Wolf is hedging his position to say that any changes will "take time," and that he would not support a sudden, radical shift in the way Pennsylvania doles out school dollars.

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Source: WHYY, July 3, 2018.

 
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 8:47 AM

As school districts plan for the coming year, the increasingly common challenge seems to have spread across the region.
Philadelphia Tribune-Review, June 29, 2018
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Tuesday, July 3, 2018 8:46 AM

Schools across the country are reassessing security measures in response to a wave of school shootings.
WFMZ, July 2, 2018
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