What connects Philadelphia with Pittsburgh? Altoona with Allegheny National Forest? Harrisburg with Happy Valley? Amish Country with Coal Country?
Quite a lot, actually.
While most media in the state focus locally, Keystone Crossroads explores the stories that matter across the commonwealth, reported with all Pennsylvanians in mind. Four public media newsrooms are collaborating on this project to create in-depth and insightful journalism on key topics that reverberate from the Statehouse to the streets and back again: government accountability, public education, changing communities, and criminal justice.
A Schuylkill County judge says she needs more information from the Tamaqua Area Education Association before ruling on a policy that would allow some staff to carry firearms.
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The video game tax would pay for bulletproof glass and metal detectors at schools, but researchers say the proposal is misguided.
2 days ago
Draw the Lines PA is a civic group that plans to host a biannual competition where people can make their own congressional district maps.
3 days ago
Pennsylvania has 500 school districts — nearly every one with its own full-time superintendent, hired by locally elected school board members.
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This is important for Philadelphia, where marginal applications are sometimes approved for fear of costly and ultimately successful appeals to the state board.
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In a searchable database, you can see how much your school district would receive.
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GOP lawmakers broadly like Wolf’s plans for workforce investment and education investment. But other things, not so much.
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While there is no case of results being tampered with in Pennsylvania, reports of Russian interference in 2016 have raised concerns that the digital totals could be hacked.
1 week ago
Nearly 2 million Pennsylvanians on food stamps have to wait until March before the next round of SNAP benefits.
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The civil lawsuit is the first time the federal government has intervened in the hotly debated issue of supervised injection sites.
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Is it a case of suburban anxiety run amok? Or a window into how enlightened parents can undermine the reputation of a reputedly great school district?
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After a year in office, Larry Krasner, considered one of the most progressive district attorneys in the nation, sees himself as orchestrating his own movement.
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Wolf wants to boost the minimum teacher salary from $18,500 to $45,000, a move that mostly affects Pennsylvania's rural school districts.
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