Considering that education sits atop voter-issue lists going into the May 19 primaries, it's no surprise that most of the announced Democratic candidates for mayor will attend tonight's public forum at the G.W. Childs School, 16th and Wharton Streets.
Superintendents may get whiplash from trying to keep up with what Harrisburg wants them to do with proposed state funding. A partisan battle is heating up over state education dollars that school districts don't have -- and may not even see.
Social media monitoring by Pearson, the London-based company that runs PARCC testing in New Jersey, has tipped administrators off in some North Jersey school districts to students who might be cheating on the tests.
But it's the monitoring itself that now has some parents worried.
Gov. Wolf wants to cut property taxes and keep them low, but not just by shoveling more state aid toward Pennsylvania's school districts – his proposal would also attach more strings to their taxing power.
Everyone wants to know how schools are doing -- parents, teachers, taxpayers. Schools' performance is followed closely, but the measures used to rank schools may not be well-understood.
A new analysis shows the metrics used may actually measure poverty rather than academic performance.
Football. Debate team. Theater. High school students flock to extracurricular projects that mold their identities. For the last 13 years, hundreds of Philadelphia high school students have had another option: buildOn.
As Bill Green vows to fight Gov. Wolf's decision to remove him as chair of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, most of the candidates running for mayor of Philadelphia are standing by the governor.