There needs to be an acknowledgment that education can come in many different forms. It needs to not just be an option on the table, like an elective buried in a course catalog. It needs to be something believed and supported by educators and politicians at every level. It needs to be advocated wholeheartedly to […]
Call to Action: More Funding for PA Career and Technical Education
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 […]
Free breakfasts for all Pa. schoolchildren to start on Oct. 1
Pennsylvania parents will soon be able to check making breakfast off their list of things to do in the morning rush to get their children ready for school. Starting Oct. 1 and running through the remainder of the 2022-23 school year, that morning meal will be provided in schools. Kari King, president and CEO of […]
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 […]
PA Group Encourages Well-Child Doctor Visits Ahead of School Year
HARRISBURG, Pa. — As students gear up for getting back to school, Pennsylvania childrens’ advocates are asking parents to ensure kids are up-to-date on routine immunizations and annual well-child visits. Pennsylvania Partnerships For Children, with the state chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has released guidance to keep kids safe and healthy this school year.