Politics & Policy

Commonwealth Court judge highlights disparities between school districts, but her ruling could be swiftly appealed.
Homeowners may have been better off paying the higher property taxes the district first asked for, the study suggests.
Plan to be released on Wednesday will stress tutoring, literacy, and preschool.
Schwinn says salary leap would be ‘game changer’ to recruit and retain educators
Monday’s announcement represents the Adams administration’s gradual unpeeling of COVID-related rules established under former Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Early educators will be watching closely for details in Whitmer’s preschool proposal in a budget presentation next week.
Summer camps and tutoring are popular, but holding students back because of a test score is not
Students from nearly every demographic group saw higher rates, though some gaps among groups widened.
Labor leaders say they want to be prepared if Supreme Court changes its mind about dues requirements for public employees.
Lawmakers made some changes, including allowing schools to host joint career fairs, to meet the bill’s requirements.
The mayor appoints school board members and with the city council decides Philadelphia’s contribution to the district budget.
Tutoring and preschool, not holding kids back, will help address Michigan’s literacy struggles, state superintendent tells lawmakers.
The redistricting process is already underway, and Denver Public Schools is seeking feedback on four potential maps.
The Illinois State Board of Education named Tony Sanders as the next state superintendent. Sanders, who is currently the superintendent of Elgin’s U-46, will start his new job on Feb. 23.
Colorado’s school finance committee recommends increasing special education funding. A broader rewrite of Colorado’s school funding formula could still come later this session.
Colorado lawmakers want to make more student teachers and educators eligible for financial aid, to attract more students to the profession.
Colorado bills would fund more adult education to produce more educated workers and train more people for hard-to-fill jobs.
Board Vice President Auon’tai Anderson says an argument between him and Brandon Pryor at his workplace crossed the line into threats, a claim Pryor disputes.
Supporters say school choice bill would give parents more power, while critics say it would take funds from public schools.
High schoolers beginning with the Class of 2028 would be required to take the class under an Indiana Senate bill.
A Colorado Education Association member survey found teachers are worried about mass shootings and political interference. Staffing shortages feel worse than ever.
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