Newsroom Archive

August 2019

Penn Live
8/13: Wolf moves to reform Pa.’s ‘flawed’ charter school law that he calls one of the worst in the nation

Daily Times Leader
8/13: In Honor of Black Philanthropy Month: The Winters Group Awards $50,000 in Grants

Delco Daily Times
8/11: Schools slow to move on arming security staff

Trib Live
8/3: Pine, Richland performing raccoon rabies vaccinations

Delco Daily Times
8/1: Wolf announces reforms in wake of Glen Mills saga

July 2019

University City Review
7/31: Students Weigh Pros AND Cons On Standardized Testing At Summer Debate Academy

Penn Live
7/28: Lunch-shaming must end | PennLive letters

Public News Service
7/26: New Law Gives PA Foster Kids a College Boost

Lancaster Online
7/24: Critic of controversial bathroom policy resigns from Elanco school board 

Generocity
7/23: Education Law Center: Philadelphia’s pregnant and parenting students are ‘falling through the cracks’

Altoona Mirror
7/21: District may arm trained civilians

The Herald
7/20: Law change bars schools from arming teachers

The Legal Intelligencer
7/19: Lack of State Funding Pushes Districts to Financial Precipice

Allentown Morning Call
7/17: Tamaqua school board takes controversial policy to arm teachers back to the drawing board

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
7/15: Report urges improvements in policies for pregnant and parenting teens

Campus Safety
7/12: P.A. Governor Signs Bill Arming School Security Personnel

The Morning Call
7/11: Citing new state law, Tamaqua school board to rescind gun policy, intends to craft a new one 

Times Leader
7/10: Our View: Hopeful signs from Harrisburg on education

Keystone Crossroads
7/10: Some Pa. superintendents have been quietly armed in schools — and parents probably don’t know it

Times Leader
7/9: In shift from past, state boosts special ed funding more than basic ed

Pennsylvania Capital-Star
7/9: Pa. is right to give schools the room to make their own choices on security | Opinion

Reading Eagle
7/7: New state budget a $160 million boon for basic education in schools

Pennsylvania Capital-Star
7/5: In 2017, Pa. lawmakers outlawed ‘lunch shaming.’ Now, alternative meals are back.

The Philadelphia Inquirer
7/5: Does new Pa. law ban arming teachers? Depends on whom you ask.

PennLive
7/3: New Pa. law spells out who can carry a gun in schools, and teachers are not on the list

PA Post
7/3: Gov. Tom Wolf says new law ensures teachers can’t carry guns in schools

The Morning Call
7/3: Union says new state law should end Tamaqua district’s attempt to arm teachers

Pennsylvania Capital-Star
7/2: Wolf says school security bill won’t allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom

June 2019

Keystone Crossroads
6/28: Seven big takeaways for education in the new Pa. budget

Pennsylvania Capital-Star
6/27: Armed teachers in Pa.’s schools? Groups on both sides of the gun debate say Senate bill would allow it

Pennsylvania Capital-Star
6/26: Here’s what Pennsylvania’s public education advocates think of this year’s budget plan

FOX56
6/25: Legislation could give PA schools the option of armed security guards

Delco Daily Times
6/25: Editorial: Glen Mills 2.0: A new start for troubled school

Local CBS 21 News
6/24: Bill to put armed guards back in PA schools debated in Congress

Banner Graphic
6/14: Trauma-informed care: A way to understanding the ‘what’

The Morning Call
6/12: Hundreds of Lehigh Valley parents still cited for kids’ truancy, though fewer under new law

Pennsylvania Capital-Star
6/11: Tell your legislator to support this Pa. Senate bill that keeps kids on track to a high school diploma | Opinion 

Local CBS 21 News
6/11: Project PA: Foster Youth Fight for Education Rights

The Mercury
6/7: Buses filling up for June 12 fair school funding rally

Pennsylvania Capital-Star
6/5: Pa.’s ‘have not’ school districts are falling farther behind. Lawmakers, Wolf need to close the gap | Opinion

Education Week
6/5: Trump Administration to End Schooling, Recreation, Legal Aid for Migrant Children in Shelters

May 2019

Pennsylvania Capital-Star
5/31: With Title IX under fire, Pa.’s anti-discrimination law may provide an alternative remedy | Opinion

Lancaster Online
5/30: Supreme Court decision means Elanco school board needs to face reality, accommodate transgender students [opinion]

The 74
5/29: Is School Choice the Black Choice: A Lack of Student Performance Data and the Need for More Black-Run Charters Focus of Philadelphia Town Hall

Lancaster Online
5/29: SCOTUS decision furthers debate over Elanco’s policy on transgender students 

The Mercury
5/28: U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal of Boyertown transgender policy

Delco Daily Times
5/28: Letter to the Editor: It’s time to fix education funding in Pa.

Delco Daily Times
5/20: Guest Column: Education funding: William Penn families finally get day in court

Pennsylvania Capital-Star
5/17: Only freshmen, Pa. Reps. Dean and Scanlon could be on front lines of Trump impeachment

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
5/15: District Alone Cannot Fix Funding for Students with Disabilities

Fatherly
5/14: Felicity Huffman Deserves Jail Time, But Many Parents Commit Fraud

Daily Local Times
5/13: Rep. Sappey to introduce trauma informed education legislation

Philadelphia Inquirer
5/13: More Philadelphia voters support than oppose charter schools, Inquirer poll finds

Lancaster Online
5/13: Elanco school board may change controversial privacy policy tonight before going into effect Tuesday

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
5/8: Level of state education funding keeps families in poverty

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
5/7: Public demands that Council invest in schools

Philadelphia Inquirer
5/6: End abatements, air-condition the schools, say Philly teachers, parents pushing for more education money

April 2019

Philadelphia Inquirer
4/30: Pa. lawmakers push bigger tax credits for private-school scholarships; public-ed advocates object

KQED (The California Report)
4/30: How California Teens Wound Up at Pennsylvania School Accused of Battering Students

The Citizens’ Voice
4/28: As special education costs soar, state fails to keep up

Standard Speaker
4/24: Hazleton Area making strides, still work to be done

PennLive
4/24: Harrisburg mayor, lawmakers want state to take over school district. What would that mean?

Philadelphia Inquirer
4/23: Charges dismissed against former Glen Mills counselor; another awaits trial

The Citizens’ Voice
4/23: Hazleton students share experiences with commission

Temple News
4/23: For Philadelphia-raised students, Temple’s an unfamiliar place

Allentown Morning Call
4/18: Easton school district looks to close Easton Area Academy

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
4/17: Two rejected charters submit revised applications to Board of Education amid push for more oversight

Philadelphia Inquirer
4/17: Amid abuse probe, Glen Mills Schools appeals license revocation by state DHS

Delco Daily Times
4/16: Editorial: No shortage of blame for problems at Glen Mills

Delco News Network
4/12: Ex-students file suit against Glen Mills School, claim cruel and unusual punishment

Keystone Crossroads
4/11: Advocates sue Pa. officials, say they failed to catch major problems at Glen Mills Schools

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
4/11: Lawsuit filed on behalf of Glen Mills students, naming state officials and seeking millions

KYW News Radio
4/11: Glen Mills Schools hit with class-action lawsuit amid abuse, cover-ups allegations

Philadelphia Inquirer
4/11: Glen Mills Schools, state officials sued by national legal center over abuse, failing to educate

CBS Philly
4/11: ‘Traumatized By Abuse And Intimidation’: Hundreds Of Former Students File Lawsuit Against Glen Mills Schools Amid Abuse Allegations

Generocity
4/10: Race and exclusion in Philadelphia: Snapshots from the last 100 years – Part II

March 2019

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
3/27: Feds tell Pennsylvania to overhaul alternative education programs

USA Herald
3/26: Pennsylvania Department of Education Settles Federal Civil Rights Probe

Allentown Morning Call
3/25: Pennsylvania education department settles discrimination claims in alternative education programs

Lancaster Online
3/21: Transgender students — and indeed all students — deserve privacy at school [opinion]

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
3/15: Teachers and students call for more resources for growing English Learner population

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
3/11: Advocates say too many Special Ed students are not prepared for life after school

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
3/11: Parents work hard to find the right fit for their children

Philadelphia Inquirer
3/6: Gov. Wolf calls for review of Glen Mills oversight as local leaders demand state investigation

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
3/5: ELC report says charters are more segregated, serve relatively fewer students with the highest needs

Penn Capital-Star
3/4: Education group wants Wolf to prevent Corbett-appointed charter school board from making rulings

Philadelphia Inquirer
3/1: Report: Philly charter schools serve more affluent, advantaged students than rest of district

Metro
3/1: 4th-grader sexually assaulted at Philly school seeking right to sue

90.5 WESA
3/1: What’s At Stake When There’s A Language Barrier Between Families And Schools?

February 2019

Philadelphia Inquirer
2/27: Glen Mills abuse represents a broken system that should be doing more for Pa.’s vulnerable kids | Opinion

Desert Local News
2/26: School Administrators Urged to Support Transgender Students

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
2/22: American Paradigm proposes ambitious goals for fifth charter school

Philadelphia Inquirer
2/22: Pa.’s budget must address glaring inequities in school funding | Opinion

Metro
2/17: At least 70 youths are removed from Glen Mills boarding following abuse allegations

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
2/11: State’s Charter Appeal Board still run by Corbett appointees

Reading Eagle
2/6: Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget would boost education funding

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
2/5: Gov. Wolf’s budget: Good for education, but more is needed, advocates say

Delco Daily Times
2/3: Groups meet to discuss education funding challenge

January 2019

Delco Daily Times
1/30: Community engagement sought for education fight

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
1/24: Democratic legislators say fixing school funding is a moral imperative

Open Minds
1/20: Pennsylvania Report Alleges Inadequate Oversight Of Residential Foster Care Placements

WHYY
1/16: Youth in Pa. residential institutions unsafe, disconnected, denied quality education

Public News Service
1/7: Educators Urge Wolf to Up Funding for Special Education

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
1/3: ELC asks Wolf to increase funding for special education

December 2018

Chestnut Hill Local
12/21: Community hears update on School Funding Lawsuit – Trial set to begin Summer 2020

Bucks County Courier Times
12/20: Guest Opinion: Legislators must stop neglecting special ed funding

Philadelphia Inquirer
12/19: New Trump administration school-discipline guidelines could mean trouble for Philly-area students, some experts say

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
12/19: Advocates blast federal commission report’s discipline recommendations

WESA
12/17: Study Raises Questions About Oversight Of Facilities That House Foster Youth In PA

Philadelphia Inquirer
12/13: Report: Pa. DHS failing vulnerable children due to lack of oversight at placement facilities

The Hechinger Report
12/13: New report underscores education problems in institutions for foster youth

The Sentinel
12/13: Guest Editorial: Inequality in special education for Pennsylvania

Lancaster Online
12/12: Bonus allocations another disappointing twist in state education funding

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
12/11: New hires make it easier to return to school

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
12/10: Trial scheduled in landmark Pa. school-funding case

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
12/10: Council scrutinizes residential placements

Open Minds
12/9: Pennsylvania Special Education Spending Increased 51% In A Decade

Delco Daily Times
12/9: William Penn funding suit goes to trial in 2020

Lancaster Online
12/7: School District of Lancaster’s school funding case headed to trial in 2020

Times Leader
12/6: Education-funding lawsuit with local participants finally gets trial schedule

Public News Service
12/6: A Win for PA Students with Disabilities

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
12/6: Fair-funding trial date set for summer 2020

Education Week
12/6: Trial Set for 2020 in Long-Running Pennsylvania School Funding Lawsuit

Philadelphia Inquirer
12/6: Trial scheduled in landmark Pa. school-funding case

The Philadelphia Tribune
12/5: Pennsylvania pressing schools to ensure special-ed students aren’t on their own

Philadelphia Inquirer
12/5: Two Philly homeless students were denied an adequate education. Now, there are statewide ripples.

Education drive
12/4: Philanthropists have long favored ed — for better and worse

Generocity
12/4: Power Moves: Philly’s LGBTQ board prep program picked its inaugural class

Public Opinion
12/2: PA has dropped the ball on funding special education

Butler Eagle
12/1: Legislators need to know state of special ed funds

November 2018

The 74
11/28: Monthly QuotED: 9 Notable Quotes That Made Education Headlines in November, From Bullying to School Choice — and a Small Victory for History in Texas

Butler Eagle
11/24: Special ed funding slips

Philadelphia Business Journal
11/20: Scanlon steps down from Ballard Spahr before joining Congress

The Philadelphia Tribune
11/19: Education Law Center names new policy director

The Hill
11/15: Pennsylvania New Members 2019

The Hechinger Report
11/10: Institutions for foster kids aren’t doing enough to educate them

Delco Daily Times
11/7: Scanlon makes history as Delco’s first congresswoman

AP
11/7: The women who won: Pennsylvania’s female members of Congress

Delco Daily Times
11/6: State education secretary visits Interboro schools

October 2018

Lancaster Online
10/29: We need to fix the pension mess

Allentown Morning Call
10/29: SPECIAL REPORT: As costs skyrocket, Pennsylvania’s share of special education funding has fallen

Philadelphia Inquirer
10/27: Bullied in school, a Northeast Philly woman won a $500,000 judgment. Her case could ripple.

The Bradford Era
10/27: Officials: Special education funding not keeping pace with needs

90.5 WESA
10/25: Visiting Nuclear Weapons Expert Says Severing Ties With Russia Effectively Triggers A New Arms Race

PRI
10/23: When war keeps students from starting high school on time, should they be allowed an extra year?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
10/15: Study finds costs for special education outpacing state education aid

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
10/15: In appeal of closure vote, Eastern charter school questions District’s oversight

Delco News Network
10/14: Report: Rising special education costs taxing school districts

Connect FM 96.7
10/13: State school districts spend more on special education

The 74
10/12: EduClips: School News You Missed This Week From America’s 15 Biggest Districts, Including Rethinking Punishment for Bullying & Sexual Harassment

Philadelphia Inquirer
10/10: As Pa. special-education costs rise, school districts pick up more of the tab

Public News Service
10/10: PA State Special-Ed Funding Falls Far Behind Need

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
10/10: Notes from the News — October 10, 2018

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook & Keystone Crossroads
10/9: Skyrocketing Pa. special ed costs falling heavily on school districts, taxpayers

Erie News Now
10/9: Demand for Special Education Classes Growing; School Districts Struggling to Keep Up With Costs

South Philly Review
10/3: Fiedler fields questions from voters in South Philly town hall

September 2018

Delco Daily Times
9/23: Editorial: New school year, old funding problem

The Daily Pennsylvanian
9/17: Penn fostered her love for public service. Now, 1984 Law grad Mary Gay Scanlon is running for Congress.

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
9/12: Extra info can help some gain admission

August 2018

Philadelphia Public Record
8/30: POLS ON THE STREET: Can Schools Sue Their Way to Funding?

Penn Record
8/28: BALLARD SPAHR: Ballard Spahr Recognized as Pennsylvania Regional Powerhouse by Law360

The Intelligencer
8/22: Public school funding lawsuit may head to trial

U.S. News
8/21: Public School Funding Lawsuit May Head to Trial

KYW Newsradio
8/21: Court ruling allows key public school funding case to move closer to trial

Keystone Crossroads
8/21: Pa. funding lawsuit moves toward full trial as court dismisses latest objection

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
8/21: School funding lawsuit can proceed, judge rules

Philadelphia Inquirer
8/21: Landmark Pa. school-funding lawsuit appears headed to trial

PennLive
8/21: Pa. school funding lawsuit may now proceed to trial now that the court denies mootness claim

Education Drive
8/17: Poll finds most Michigan residents want changes to school funding

Delco News Network
8/9: State leaders respond to ‘moot’ claim in education funding lawsuit

Public News Service
8/6: Help Available for At-Risk Early Learners

Rider.edu
8/13: Four Rider alumni are elected to University’s Board of Trustees

July 2018

Philadelphia Inquirer
7/26: She says her granddaughter’s acceptance to Philly charter was rescinded because of her special-education status

TribLive
7/23: Letter to the editor: Pa. not keeping up in funding for schools

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
7/19: Franklin Towne accused of discriminating against special needs student

The Morning Call
7/9: Gap between rich and poor Pa. school districts has grown, lawsuit says

Delco News Network
7/9: William Penn-led funding lawsuit isn’t ‘moot,’ argue lawyers

June 2018

Philadelphia Inquirer
6/28: Overcoming ‘a bureaucratic demolition of human rights,’ an intellectually disabled woman finds son taken at birth

York Dispatch
6/24: 1 EDITORIAL: Pennsylvania budget deal mildly encouraging, but there are reasons for concern

Associated Press
6/23: Early Pennsylvania budget deal maybe a milestone for deficits, school aid

Philadelphia Inquirer
6/22: Pa. approves $60 million for school safety

Lancaster Online
6/17: Local clergy to join rally to draw attention to inequitable education funding

May 2018

WHYY
5/17: Education and conditions in juvenile detention remain poor, advocates say

Philadelphia Inquirer
5/17: ‘We should have done more to protect you.’ Kids in placement describe abuse, isolation and lack of education

Al Día News
5/13: Pennsylvania’s 5th District prepares for an overcrowded election  

Daily Local News
5/12: Fair funding marathon is an uphill climb

Public News Source
5/9: Court Ruling Advances School Funding Lawsuit

69 News WFMZ
5/8: Dispute over how Pa. schools are funded to be decided at trial

Philly Voice
5/8: 2018 Pennsylvania primary: There’s a lot you need to know

Delco News Network
5/7: Inequities continue in education funding despite more money

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
5/7: Court allows historic school funding case to proceed

Philadelphia Inquirer
5/7: Landmark Pa. school-funding suit clears legal hurdle

Philadelphia Tribune
5/4: Manufacturing initiative open for students

Keystone Crossroads
5/1: Suburban schools’ residency enforcement mostly affects kids of color

April 2018

Sanatoga Post
4/12: Child Advocates Seek More Special Ed Funding

Public News Service
4/12: Education Advocates Call for Boost in Special-Ed Funding

Jewish Exponent
4/11: ‘Don’t Make Assumptions’ on Gender Identity

Washington Post
4/3: ‘Starbucks classrooms,’ plus six other new approaches in education

March 2018

LancasterOnline
3/27: School funding status quo must change

Mainline Median News
3/22: VILLAGE VIEW: Task force aims to create safer schools

The Legal Intelligencer
3/21: People in the News—March 21, 2018—Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
3/21: In Anchorage, principal first focused on the staff

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
3/21: Kenney adds schools to the mayoral to-do list

BCTV
3/16: Education Groups Urge PA Legislators to Reject Militarization of Schools

TribbLive
3/15: Lawyer offers Pennsylvania lawmakers a different take on school security

Delco Daily Times
3/11: William Penn-led school funding suit back in court

Meadville Tribune
3/8: Court hears arguments in school funding challenge

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
3/7: Commonwealth Court hears arguments in school funding case

The Daily Item
3/7: Court hears arguments in school funding challenge 

Generocity
3/6: Meet the chiefs: The women leading Philly’s public interest law organizations

PublicSource
3/6: Why the debate about school safety and increased security may exacerbate the school-to-prison pipeline

PennLive
3/3: Wolf, lawmakers need to step up for students with disabilities 

Citizens’ Voice
3/3: School funding fight will be heard in court next week

February 2018

THE 74
2/25: The Next Educational Equity Battleground: Little-Noticed ESSA Provision to Allow Parents to See Whether Districts Fund Schools Fairly

TribLive
2/22: Trump’s proposal to arm teachers would face legal, union opposition in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
2/21: Case tests whether districts must protect students from bullying under Pa. law

Philadelphia Inquirer
2/8: Despite funding increases under Wolf, Pa. school districts still ‘treading water’

Keystone Crossroads
2/6: Gov. Wolf emphasizes education, but scales back funding ambitions during final first term budget address

Public News Service
2/5: Hearing Date Set for PA School Funding Suit

Philadelphia Inquirer
2/2: Court arguments set in Pa. school-funding case

January 2018

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
1/25: Wolf asks court to expedite school funding lawsuit; GOP leaders reiterate opposition

Philadelphia Inquirer
1/19: Unionville-Chadds Ford district to revisit suspension policy

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
1/19: Another Obama-era initiative under attack: Equity in school discipline

Newsweek
1/11: Low-Income Black And Latino Students Hit Hardest In Public Schools

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
1/10: Healing, Not Metal Detectors, Will Dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline for Good

Philadelphia Metro
1/2: School District bringing on activist who criticized school cops as advisor

December 2017

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
12/29: Here are the top education stories of 2017 

The Legal Intelligencer
12/29: ELC Steps Up to Protect the Rights of Bullied Students With Disabilities

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
12/28: School District says it did not handle incident at Solis-Cohen Elementary properly

The Legal Intelligencer
12/21: Education Law Center Complaint Illustrates Why Complacency Is a Foe of Justice

Norristown Times-Herald
12/21: YEAR IN REVIEW: Racial bias revealed in state’s school funding

The College Fix
12/16: Black Lives Matter activist: School cop roughed up my 8-year-old son

Chronicle of Social Change
12/15: Tweet Chat on Education and Youth in Foster Care: Monday, December 18

Public News Service
12/13: School Voucher Bills Called a Bad Deal for PA Schools

Philadelphia Metro
12/12: Philly activist’s son was locked in bathroom by school cop, family says 

Philadelphia Inquirer
12/12: Eight-year-old assaulted by Philly school police, father says

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
12/12: Parents, local advocates call for more school police accountability after incident at Solis-Cohen Elementary School

Philadelphia Tribune
12/9: U.S. Education Department looks into discrimination claims

Indiana Gazette
12/7: School board breaks silence on superintendent

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
12/5: How we are failing the city’s foster children

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
12/1: U.S. Civil Rights Office to investigate bullying complaint

October 2017

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
10/23: State: Philadelphia violated rights of at least 800 young students

York Daily Record
10/11: Pa. Supreme Court likely to change how we fund schools

Philadelphia Public School Notebook:
10/2: State truancy law amended to improve attendance, prevent jail time for parents

Public News Service
10/2: Court Rules PA Parents Can Challenge State Education Funding

Keystone State Education Coalition
10/1: PA schoolchildren will have their day in court!

September 2017

Times Leader
9/30: Our view: At long last, school funding heads to court

Pennsylvania Bar Association
9/29: Pennsylvania Bar Association Issues Statement about Education Funding

EdVotersPA
9/29: PA schoolchildren will have their day in court!

The Tribune-Democrat
9/29: Court allows school funding lawsuit by Greater Johnstown, other districts to proceed

THE 74
9/28: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules School Funding Inequity Lawsuit Must Go to Trial

PA House of Reps.
9/28: Krueger-Braneky: Pa. Supreme Court decision is victory for ‘thorough, efficient education’

Pennsylvania School Boards Association
9/28: Court ruling on school funding case positive development

PennLive
9/28: Divided Pa. Supreme Court revives legal battle over fairness of public school funding

Keystone Crossroads
9/28: Those challenging fairness of Pa. school funding will have day in court

Delco Daily Times
9/28: Editorial: Nothing fair about education funding in Pa., William Penn

Delco Daily Times
9/28: William Penn School District, parents win key ruling in education funding fight

The Citizens’ Voice
9/28: PA Supreme Court orders trial on public school funding

GoErie
9/28: Erie schools to review state Supreme Court funding decision

The Morning Call
9/28: Pennsylvania high court revives suit over how public schools are funded 

Philadelphia Inquirer
9/28: Pa. Supreme Court opens door to school funding overhaul

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
9/28: In victory for advocates, Supreme Court rules that school funding lawsuit can go ahead

Education Week
9/28: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Orders School Funding Trial

Philadelphia Inquirer
9/25: Lower Merion and Penn Wood high schools featured in National Geographic doc on the digital divide in America

Pennsylvania Legislative Services
9/13: Secretary Of Education Pedro Rivera Joins CeaseFirePA To Highlight Dangers of Arming School Personnel

August 2017

Generocity
8/22: We are the counter force

WITF
8/9: Giving Teachers Guns

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
8/1: Court settlement finalized with Pine-Richland regarding transgender bathrooms

July 2017

Philadelphia Tribune
7/28: Complaint: District failed to address bullying of students with disabilities

WHYY
7/27: Philly schools failing to prevent bullying of disabled students, complaint alleges

Keystone Crossroads
7/20: Refugee education lawsuit will cost Lancaster schools more than $600K next year

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
7/17: Local advocates brace for changes in federal education civil rights policy

NBC Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly
7/9: Deborah Gordon Klehr in charter school interview with NBC’

Philadelphia Tribune
7/8: City’s public schools, education beneficiaries of new state budget

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
7/7: School Reform Commission approves new in-house special education program

Public News Service
7/6: State Education Budget Called Better, But Still Short

June 2017

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
6/22: Pa. Guidelines for School Discipline May Change

TribLive
6/22: Pittsburgh Public Schools Board Examines Suspension Practices

Washington Post
6/22: Problems with charter schools that you won’t hear Betsy DeVos talk about

WHYY
6/21: Op-ed: Permitting Concealed Guns in Pa. Schools Would Make Kids Less Safe

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
6/21: Advocates, Opponents of Suspension Reform in Pittsburgh Public Schools Fail to Agree on Proposal

Pittsburgh City Paper
6/21: Activists Call for a Ban on Pre-K-5 Suspensions

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
6/20: Protesters Urge Pittsburgh Public Schools to Stop K-5 School Suspensions

Pittsburgh NPR News Station
6/20: Advocates Push for Limiting Suspensions in Early Grades, While PPS Board Weighs Options

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
6/13: Thursday’s SRC meeting: 112 pages of resolutions, dozens of new policies 

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
6/13: Improving Graduation Rates for Students With Disabilities

The Times-Tribune
6/12: Juvenile Advocates Launch Website

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
6/7: Notebook honors student journalists and lawyers working for fair education funding

May 2017

Reading Eagle
5/31: Pottstown schools host forum on school funding forum

Billy Penn
5/30: Why Philly Politicians Want to End K-5 Suspensions

The Ambler Gazette
5/20: Editorial: School Funding inequity in Pennsylvania is shameful

The Philadelphia Tribune
5/10: New education report slams Pennsylvania school funding

Delco Daily Times
5/7: Editorial: The shameful inequity in Pa. school funding

WHYY
5/3: Advocates want the district to end suspensions of elementary school students

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
5/2: Pencil not a weapon in city schools, appeals court rules

The Incline
5/2: Pittsburgh Public Schools claimed a pencil was a weapon and expelled a student. The courts disagree.

Delco Daily Times
5/1: Studies show racial bias in Pennsylvania school funding

Philadelphia Inquirer
5/1: Letter: Re-think placing children in a facility like Wordsworth

April 2017

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
4/27: Advocates seek ban on suspensions of young students

Philadelphia Inquirer
4/27: Stop suspending elementary-age pupils, advocates ask Philly schools

Keystone Crosswords
4/27: Quirk in Pa. charter law cripples traditional districts while giving charters ‘cash cow’

Philadelphia Tribune
4/5: State bill would halt suspensions up to sixth grade

March 2017

CBS21
3/29: Lancaster school district reaches settlement over education of immigrant students

LancasterOnline
3/29: School District of Lancaster settles refugee lawsuit, ending legal battle with ACLU

The Sentinel
3/28: Letter: “Inner city” comments by Eichelberger ‘vitriolic’ 

PennLive
3/26: Lawmakers need to come through for school kids this #PABudget season

WITF and Keystone Crossroads
3/23: Keystone Crossroads: Education Equity

Public News Service
3/15: Report Finds PA School Funding Inadequate, Unfair

Philadelphia Tribune
3/10: New education report slams Pennsylvania school funding

February 2017

ProPublica
2/21: ‘Alternative’ Education: Using Charter Schools to Hide Dropouts and Game the System

Newsworks WHYY
2/13: Can we call it a comeback for Philly Catholic schools?

FindLaw
2/9: Refugee Students Can Go to International School Under EEOA 

Public Opinion
2/8: Local lawmakers open-minded to governor’s budget proposal

Public News Service
2/8: Tight State Budget Proposal Boosts Education

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
2/7: Higher education gets little in Wolf’s budget; $100 million more proposed for K-12

Child’s World America
2/6: Court Appointed Special Advocates Help Foster Kids Fight Education Inequality

January 2017

The Philadelphia Tribune
1/28: State Dept. of Education requests feedback

The Chronicle of Social Change
1/27: California Fails to Comply with Federal Law Aimed at Improving Foster Youth’s Educational Stability

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
1/25: English language learners need more help and services in Philly schools

Philadelphia Inquirer
1/18: In Philadelphia, public-school advocates cringe at DeVos hearing, while school-choice supporters see opportunity

December 2016

LancasterOnline
12/8: School District of Lancaster: ACLU wants nearly $2M to recoup refugee education lawsuit costs

November 2016

Philadelphia Inquirer
11/13: Under improved truancy law, Pa. parents still face jail and even higher fines

Public News Service
11/8: New Truancy Law: 2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back?

October 2016

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
10/21: When students who are learning English also need services for learning disabilities

The Legal Intelligencer
10/21: The ELC Protects Students Learning to Speak English

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
10/20: English learners caught in competition for funding

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
10/12: All over the map

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
10/9: Penn Hills hoodie ban lifted, but questions remain

September 2016

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
9/14: High court hears education-funding case in Philly

Delaware County Daily Times
9/13: Pa. Supreme Court hears education funding case today

AP
9/13: Pennsylvania high court hears school funding challenge

Newsworks WHYY
9/12: Pennsylvania’s education funding case: Here’s what you need to know

August 2016

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
8/29: Duquesne University law clinic hopes to assist parents in school discipline process

PhillyVoice
8/26: Refugees allowed to go to Lancaster school after judge rules ‘the law is clear’

LancasterOnline
8/26: Federal judge orders school district to let refugee students attend McCaskey

PennLive
8/26: Refugees win lawsuit allowing them to attend Lancaster high school

Keystone Crossroads
8/26: Judge rules against Lancaster school district in refugee lawsuit

LacasterOnline
8/26: Decision expected today in refugee lawsuit against School District of Lancaster

LancasterOnline
8/23: Agency director refutes superintendent’s statement about ‘instigating’ refugee lawsuit

Independent Journal Review
8/22: Refugees Given Solace in America Bring Lawsuit for Not Getting the School They ‘Deserved’

Newsworks WHYY
8/19: Philly will no longer suspend kindergarten students

Philadelphia Inquirer
8/19: SRC curtails suspensions for kindergartners and dress code violators

WITF
8/18: Broader questions emerge in Lancaster refugee lawsuit 

LancasterOnline
8/17: Refugee students testify about education at Phoenix Academy: ‘Even if I graduate, I will know nothing’

LancasterOnline
8/16: District’s attorney: Refugee students aren’t getting academic help because they ‘aren’t asking for it’

Penn Live
8/16: ‘Not the school I deserved’: Refugee students take stand in lawsuit against Lancaster schools

Keystone Crossroads
8/16: Trial starts over refugee student enrollment in Lancaster

July 2016

Philly News
7/24: Career in teaching? College students turning away in droves

AP / Philadelphia Tribune
7/22: Wolf wins some loses some for budget peace

Parent Herald
7/20: Student Discrimination In America: US School District Sued for Denying Education to Immigrants & Refugees

Public News Service
7/20: Refugee Teens Sue for Educational Rights

The Notebook
7/19: Federal lawsuit filed against Lancaster district for its treatment of older immigrant students 

Penn Live
7/19: Refugee students prompt ACLU lawsuit against Lancaster school district

Keystone Crossroads
7/19: ACLU sues Lancaster school district over education of refugees

Education Week 

7/19: Refugees in Pa District Denied Access to Adequate Education

LancasterOnline
7/19: Refugees Sue School District of Lancaster

Pottstown News
7/1: State budget increase still leaves Pottstown among must [sic] under-funded schools

June 2016

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
6/17: Does Pa. provide a ‘thorough and efficient’ education? A panel considers.

PA.gov
6/2: BLOG: Pennsylvania Has a Fair Funding Formula: Sorry, Delaware and North Carolina

The Legal Intelligencer
6/1: People in the News—June 1, 2016—Education Law Center 

May 2016

Keystone Crossroads
5/25: Joining vast majority of states, Pa. adopts school funding formula

Philadelphia Inquirer
5/23: Letter to the Editor: Make Philadelphia Schools Safe Havens

Bucks County Courier Times
5/15: Time to fix the worst charter school law in the nation

Public News Service
5/4: Educators Call for Permanent Funding Formula

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader
5/3: State Rep. James Roebuck: Revising state’s charter school law can save money and better serve students

Philadelphia Tribune
5/3: School advocates press support for new funding formula

April 2016

Philadelphia Inquirer
4/28: School advocates to state: Add cash to new funding formula

KYW Newsradio
4/27: Coalition Of Education Groups Call On State Legislature To Pony Up

Philadelphia Inquirer
4/20: Letters: Ease up on school suspensions

90.5 WESA
4/18: Education Lawsuits Attempt To Rectify Pennsylvania’s Funding Disparities

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
4/17: Western Pa. schools craft policies to protect transgender students

Newsworks/WHYY
4/15: Why DA Seth Williams is wrong about criminalizing truancy

Philadelphia Inquirer
4/11: Keeping misbehaving students off the streets, but not off the hook

YouthToday
4/7: Will ESSA Raise College Access, Track Graduation Rates for Foster Youth?

March 2016

Newsworks
3/30: Will prosecuting Philly parents cut truancy?

Watchdog
3/24: Overdue budget gives PA schools temporary relief

Philadelphia Tribune
3/23: Water officials: Philly’s not Flint

US News and World Report
3/23: Many School Districts Don’t Have Enough School Nurses

Delaware County Times
3/17: Haverford board votes to support William Penn School District in lawsuit

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
3/9: Speaker explores mindset of girls involved in fight at University Preparatory HS

Indiana Gazette
3/9: United school directors support lawsuit seeking to fix ed funding

Watchdog
3/8: Erie School District on the brink of disaster

Chalk Beat NY
3/8: Beyond the viral video: Inside educators’ emotional debate about ‘no excuses’ discipline

Philadelphia Tribune
3/4: Mayor Kenney delivers first budget address

February 2016

DebtWire
2/22: William Penn School District bears brunt of Pennsylvania education issues

Youth Today
2/22: Federal Education Law Delivers Vital Protections for Foster Youth

The Legal Intelligencer
2/19: Justices’ Ruling on Phila. Schools Creates Pressing Questions

Philadelphia Tribune
2/19: High court ruling on SRC power could be far reaching

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
2/17: Reactions to court decision stripping SRC of special powers

The Patriot News
2/17: Impact of court decision on Philly charter schools extends beyond that city’s borders, group say

Philadelphia Tribune
2/16: Officials talk about aging city school buildings

Philly.com
2/16: School funding crisis deserves its day in court

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
2/10: Retired special ed activist continues to champion public education

December 2015

Delaware County Daily Times
12/7: Guest Column: Pa.’s budget impasse spells disaster for the most needy