On Wednesday, Rep. Steven R. Malagari, D-Montgomery, began seeking co-sponsors for a proposal that would boost pension benefits for teachers and state employees alike during the fiscal year that ends June 30, and tie future hikes to inflationary increases.
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The Ocean Twilight Zone Could Store Vast Amounts of Carbon Captured from the Atmosphere – But First We Need an Internet of Deep Ocean Sensors to Track the Effects
There may be ways to enhance these processes so the ocean pulls more carbon out of the atmosphere to help slow climate change. Yet little is known about the consequences.
Boosting Graduation, Reducing Dropout Rates Key to Philly Schools’ Success, City Schools Chief Says
Increasing the graduation rate, reducing the dropout rate and improving student attendance are among the areas that School District of Philadelphia superintendent Tony Watlington Sr. said he would like the district to focus on in the future.
Pa. to Share in $63M in Federal Aid to Support Community Schools
Community school programs in eastern and western Pennsylvania are among the 42 institutions that will share in $63 million in federal grant money aimed at expanding or establishing community school programs nationwide, the Biden administration said this week.
Pa. House Bill Would Make It Easier for Parents to Attend School Events
For too many American families, the demands of work and the economy make it hard for parents to be there when their kids need them the most. But a bill sponsored by two Democratic lawmakers from Philadelphia aims to help parents be there when it matters.
Dress for Success Helps Women Achieve Economic Independence
The mission for Dress for Success Pittsburgh, including its Washington County branch, goes far beyond providing clothing for women: the nonprofit empowers women who are entering and returning to the workforce. (Capital-Star file)
Are Snow Days About to Get Buried By Remote Learning? Not Quite – But it Depends on Where You Live
Snow days, a nostalgic rite of passage for generations of students across the northern United States, might seem destined to be a memory of school days past.
Schools, Sheriffs, and Syringes: State Plans Vary for Spending $26B in Opioid Settlement Funds
With more than 200 Americans still dying of drug overdoses each day, states are beginning the high-stakes task of deciding how to spend billions of dollars in settlement funds from opioid manufacturers and distributors.
PA. a National Leader as an ‘Unprecedented Flood’ of Book Bans Engulfs U.S. School Districts
The states with the most incidents of banning are Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.
How to Keep Kids Curious, Five Questions Answered | Opinion
Curiosity is a natural capacity, present in nonhuman animals as well as in humans from a very young age.