Teachers of dance in Pennsylvania aren't certified in dance, but instead in communications or physical or vocational education. That needs to change, two state representatives suggested, to ensure the quality of future dance education.
The state Education Department is distributing more than $8 million this year for in-school safety improvements. Three local schools are among more than 300 grant winners across Pennsylvania.
New legislation signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Wolf allows school districts to waive local requirements for graduation if a student has demonstrated competency in a specific content area.
The state distributed more than $1.49 million Monday in equipment grants to career and technology centers. The money will benefit Pottstown, Pottsgrove, Spring-Ford, Upper Perkiomen, Perkiomen Valley, Boyertown, and Phoenixville school districts.
Week Four of arguments in the lawsuit over adequate funding for Pennsylvania's school districts gets under way Monday. It's being live-streamed daily from Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg.
Ahead of a historic lawsuit against Pennsylvania's education funding model, advocates rallied Wednesday in Harrisburg to showcase the reality facing the state's poorest school districts.
State officials are offering schools across the state more ability to conduct on-site vaccination clinics, and the ability to conduct voluntary COVID-19 for entire classrooms with fast results.
Parents can choose to hold their child back in the same school grade as last year if they believe learning was adversely affected by the pandemic. It applies only to 2021-2022, with a July 15 deadline.