A Pennsylvania advocacy group wants the state budget to include more funding for Career and Technical Education programs, or CTE, for high school students. Backers of more funding for CTE are looking toward Gov. Josh Shapiro’s new budget proposal, expected March 7. Rachael Miller, policy director at Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, said the current funding […]
Does tutoring + culturally relevant lessons + double math periods = math proficiency?
If all goes as planned, next year students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools who are struggling with math will be able to access a tutor around the clock whether they are stumped by homework after school or working independently in class. The tutoring service is one effort the Pittsburgh district is making to deal with […]
Capitolwire: PDE plans to release student assessment scores next week, blames delay on COVID absences.
Local school officials will get a preview of their students’ state assessment scores, beginning today, ahead of a planned public release of the data next week, according to a letter from Education Secretary Noe Ortega in response to criticism from House Republicans leaders. In his letter, Ortega said the test results were delayed because so […]
Press Release: Career and Technical Education Vital for Post-Pandemic Economy
PA Schools Work: Career and Technical Education Vital for Post-Pandemic Economy Report Outlines How Pennsylvania Can Become a Leader in CTE Access and Funding PA Schools Work (PASW), a nonpartisan statewide movement working to ensure public schools are fully and fairly funded, and Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children today released a new report outlining steps Pennsylvania […]
Choices and Concerns as Schools Plan to Reopen
Pennsylvania schools will begin reopening soon and advocates for children say there’s a lot to consider for the quality of education as well as the safety of students during the COVID-19 pandemic.