Gov. Wolf praises Western Pennsylvania school leaders and students for increased achievement

Gov. Wolf praises Western Pennsylvania school leaders and students for increased achievement

Governor Tom Wolf joined Pennsylvania Education Secretary Pedro Rivera, senators and advocates to praise Pennsylvania school leaders and students after Western Pennsylvania schools ranked among the highest in the nation for increased achievement on 2017 Advanced Placement exams.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Press Conference Overview - September 26, 2017

Press Conference Overview - September 26, 2017

Watch an overview of some of the press events held at the Capitol Tuesday.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Legislators make push to include mental and physical health disabilities in school curriculum

Legislators make push to include mental and physical health disabilities in school curriculum

In an effort to stymie the stigma that often follows an individual suffering from a mental health disability, state Representatives Dan Miller (D-Mt. Lebanon) and Mike Schlossberg (D-Lehigh) have introduced legislation to add curriculum requirements for health classes across Pennsylvania to educate students in an age-appropriate manner about mental health, physical disabilities, and developmental disabilities. 

Thursday, September 7, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: News and Views
Wolf administration to lower time schools spend on PSSAs

Wolf administration to lower time schools spend on PSSAs

Gov. Tom Wolf, Education Secretary Pedro Rivera, and school administrators from throughout the Central Pennsylvania region announced Monday a new initiative to lower the amount of time schools and students spend on the PSSA tests—a standardized assessment taken in grades three through eight.

Monday, August 14, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Wolf cabinet officials express concern over House-GOP budget plan’s impact on education, veterans programs

Wolf cabinet officials express concern over House-GOP budget plan’s impact on education, veterans programs

Two Pennsylvania cabinet-level officials have expressed concern in recent days about how the budget bill crafted by the House Republicans and passed largely along a party-line vote last month will affect the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, and the Department of Education.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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