Pottsgrove school board members this month, as they have during many previous years, approved the pairing of newly arrived educators with district veterans. The goal is to help newcomers feel comfortable and grow in their jobs.
Students who attend career and technical education centers serving local school districts in Montgomery, Berks, and Chester counties will benefit from new state grants awarded Wednesday.
Pennsylvania released standardized test results Monday for the 2021-2022 academic year in all school districts, including those locally. Generally they still fall behind pre-pandemic levels, but are getting better, the state Education Department said.
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.