Elected officials, teacher union representatives, teacher and students from Pottstown all gathered Tuesday to repeat their support for fair and equitable funding of Pennsylvania schools. A court case on the matter will now be decided a judge.
Pennsylvania's Farm Bureau hopes the legislature will pass House Bill 2397, so whole milk products can be served to school students. Dairy products account for $202 million in annual agricultural sales in Berks, Chester, and Montgomery counties.
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.
Students who once were part of Pennsylvania's foster care or juvenile justice systems, and now struggle to return to normalcy by returning to school, could get assistance under proposed legislation.
Area state representatives in two House committees, and then the state House as a whole, have approved and sent to the Senate legislation that would expand eligibility for the PACENET prescription program.
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.
A bill introduced Tuesday by state Rep. Joe Ciresi would exempt specific categories of veterans from paying vehicle registration fees to Pennsylvania, in recognition of their sacrifices in service.
Aging school buildings across Pennsylvania pose a variety of existing or potential health issues that must be fixed, state Democrat legislators charged Thursday. Districts lack money to do the work, they said.