Local residents issued a number of critiques to state Sen. John Eichelberger (R-30th District) during a town hall meeting last week, with the state GOP’s approach to education taking the bulk of the fire.
Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School founder Nick Trombetta and his legal team, who have been sparring with the government for weeks following his conspiracy conviction, are now asking a judge to hold the U.S. attorney’s office in contempt and pay a fine for filing a document publicly instead of under seal.
The School District released its long-awaited plans Wednesday for 11 low-performing schools designated this year for extreme makeovers, and it appears that the interventions will be less disruptive than some school communities initially feared.
Amid parents’ calls for new charter schools to meet the demand of Philadelphia families, and complaints that the School District can’t afford any more, the School Reform Commission on Wednesday approved one of three applicants.
Hoosier lawmakers may consider prohibiting new charter schools from opening in Gary as part of a plan — using a state-appointed emergency manager — to right the finances of the debt-ridden Gary Community School Corp.
A Pennsylvania teacher at a school for teens with emotional problems faces 70 criminal counts for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student for nine months, PEOPLE confirms.
The former small-business development manager for the Philadelphia schools pleaded no contest to perjury Wednesday involving charges that she steered a $900,000 contract to businesses owned by her friends or family.
State Rep. Jim Christiana joined representatives from two education policy advocacy organizations Monday morning in urging U.S. Sen. Bob Casey to reconsider his decision to vote against President Donald Trump’s U.S. Secretary of Education pick.
In many area schools, the mood swing from President Obama’s historic swearing-in eight years ago – hailed as a “teachable moment,” with a few districts even shutting down for the day so students could watch – to Donald Trump’s inauguration is palpable.