How Can We Fight Home-Grown Terrorism? Try Civics Class. Politico Magazine
Building a high school that bridges inequity in Brownsville, Brooklyn. The Hechinger Report
Northwest public school parents upset by Mt. Airy charter plan. Chestnut Hill Local
Supreme Court Justices question when and whether diversity will be achieved. The Hechinger Report
State Budget Stalemate, Day 163:
Wolf says he's sticking to budget deal, amid new GOP demand. San Francisco Chronicle
Republicans in the state House and Senate remain at odds over how to resolve the state's five-month budget impasse.
The House on Tuesday passed a $30.3 billion spending plan vastly different from the $30.8 billion measure that had already been approved by the Senate with the governor's blessing.
House Republicans said their smaller budget is more realistic, given the votes they can muster in their caucus. But Democratic House Minority Leader Frank Dermody criticized the vote as a waste of time.
Philadelphia's dirty school problem. Al Jazeera America
Philadelphia’s dirty schools may be making students and teachers sick. Al Jazeera America
Zero tolerance for zero tolerance. Citizen
State Budget Stalemate, Day 162:
House GOP goes its own route in approving a state budget. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Editorial: Two plans but no budget. Bucks County Courier Times
If you have a child who is headed to college, you’re probably thinking, “How am I going to pay for this?”
I don’t have to tell you about rising college costs and the outrageous amount of student loan debt that U.S. students are saddled with each year. So here’s some good news for Philadelphia students. As rich as this city is in history, culture, and cheesesteaks, we are almost as rich in scholarships for high school students.
Here’s a list of some of Philadelphia’s best scholarships for college-bound students.
The state Department of Education (PDE) has provided a list showing that 23 educators statewide have so far been disciplined in connection with adult cheating on the PSSA tests as a result of investigations that started in 2011.
Philadelphia educators make up just over half of those sanctioned, and they have faced the harshest penalties.
Officials will not say how many more cheating cases are still in the pipeline.
For the second time in a month, a tentative deal to end Pennsylvania's five-month budget impasse has fallen apart.
Gov. Wolf and legislative leaders on both sides of the aisle came to an agreement late last week that would provide a historic $400 million boost to K-12 education funding by increasing the number of items eligible for sales tax.
Report calls for more investment in neighborhood high schools. Philadelphia Tribune
Should college tuition be free or paid on a sliding scale? Just ask preschool advocates. The Hechinger Report
On the table yet again: proposals to simplify FAFSA. The Hechinger Report
State Budget Stalemate, Day 161:
Extra $101M slated for city schools in budget deal, senator says. Philadelphia Tribune
House and Senate advance competing budget proposals. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Dale Mezzacappaon Dec 7, 2015 12:33 PM
Around noon on Wednesdays, the beating of African drums reverberates throughout all five floors of FACTS Charter School in Chinatown.
It’s ensemble time, a staple of the curriculum at FACTS, which stands for Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures. There are six types to choose from, including martial arts, Indonesian dance, and Chinese opera.
Wolf, GOP leaders reach tentative budget deal providing historic education boost. NewsWorks/Notebook
5 takeaways from Jim Kenney’s town hall at South Philly High South Philly Review
City, Comcast finally reach a deal. Inquirer
State Budget Stalemate, Day 160
Pottsgrove school taxes will not rise above 3.1%. Mercury News
Pennsylvania's Gov. Wolf and top legislative leaders say they've reached an agreement to end the state's budget impasse of more than five months.
The tentative pact includes what would be the largest increase in education spending in at least two decades.
The basic education subsidy would see a $350 million increase, and special education and pre-K funding would each receive a $50 million boost, in addition to $10 million more for Head Start.