Policy

Pennsylvania Increases Paid Parental Leave to 8 Weeks for State Workers

Pennsylvania announced new benefits available to Commonwealth employees, including expanded paid parental leave. “As the proud father of four kids, I know those first moments...

PA Offers More than $1.6 Million to Make Higher Education More Affordable for Parents

The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced more than $1.6 million in grant funding to help eligible postsecondary institutions fund scholarships and programming for undergraduate students...

PA Releases Report, Recommendations to Improve Coordination of Care, Services for...

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services released recommendations from its Blueprint Workgroup, an interdisciplinary group comprised of representation from state and local governments, health...

$75 Million in Environmental Grants Available to PA Schools

Recognizing that students cannot learn, grow, and thrive without access to safe and healthy school facilities, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced...

Pennsylvania to Invest $100 Million to Help Schools Improve Facilities

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Rick Siger announced the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved guidelines for the new $100 million Public School...

Pennsylvania Awards $4 Million In Career And Technical Education Equipment Grants

The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced that more than $4 million in competitive grants has been awarded to 55 career and technical centers (CTCs)...

Mental Health, Staffing, Funding-3 Big Challenges in 2024 Education Report for...

The top three challenges facing schools in Pennsylvania are student mental health needs, staffing shortages and funding. That's according to the 2024 State of Education...

Free Property Tax/Rent Rebate Filing Assistance Available at Community Centers Across...

Representatives from the Department of Revenue (DOR) will visit senior and community centers across the Commonwealth over the next several weeks to help Pennsylvanians...

PA Awards $3 Million To Implement Conservation Practices on Pennsylvania Farmland,...

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today announced that the Pennsylvania State Conservation Commission approved the allocation of $3.0 million to be granted to four organizations under...

PA Reveals Year Three Findings from Stigma Reduction Campaign, Life Unites...

The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, in partnership with Penn State Harrisburg’s Douglas W. Pollock Center for Addiction Outreach and Research, The Public Good Projects...