Lawmakers hear from parents, school leaders on school choice policies

The hearing comes as another legislative body plans to hold a statewide tour on education funding.

Gun Control

Mary Gay Scanlon joins Philly advocates in calling for assault weapons ban

The Democratic congresswoman met with gun control and public school advocates in Philadelphia Thursday


With billions in clean energy grants on the way, states get a leg up on applications

To help school districts come up with the rest of the money they’ll need to take advantage of the federal funds, state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler is proposing setting aside enough state money to pay half of the cost of solar panels

Interviews & Profiles

A Q&A with Chad Dion Lassiter, MSW

Executive Director, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission


A Q&A with Tony Watlington

City & State spoke with the Philadelphia School District superintendent to hear about his five-year strategic plan and his message to lawmakers as they consider the future of public education funding.


A Q&A with Khalid Mumin

The Pennsylvania Education Secretary talks about what it wil take to make the state a leader in all things education.


A Q&A with Kyle Kopko

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Executive Director discusses the state and future of rural education


A Q&A with Dave Argall

The Republican state senator and chair of the chamber’s education committee discusses the education funding trial and the state’s path forward

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PA Legislators Must Heed Court Decision in School Funding Lawsuit

Public Schools Need Adequacy Targets and Full Funding For All Students to Succeed


Colleges and their students register the need for course correction

With the economy and needs changing in classrooms and administrations alike, stakeholders want to make sure colleges and universities adapt with them.


State public education funding’s teachable moment

Following the landmark ruling that the state's public education funding system is unconstitutional, state lawmakers are learning just how difficult it will be to change it.


Fund with numbers: Basic Education Funding Commission to go on tour

Lawmakers will meet in Allentown on Sept. 12 to kick off the statewide tour.

Capitol Beat

‘Today is a day to celebrate’: PA officials tout universal school breakfast program

All schools in the commonwealth will be able to provide free breakfast to students beginning this year.


State budget passes after Senate return and Shapiro signature

The budget was signed into law more than a month after the June 30 deadline