More than 75 percent of school districts reported school lunch debt in the previous school year, and 40 percent say their debt is growing.
Few states have laws mandating district mergers, a fact that leaves financially distressed districts with no recovery option.
Rankin, Pennsylvania: Built in the 19th century as part of the Homestead Steel Works complex, the Carrie Furnaces produced up to 1,250 tons of iron per day at their peak in the 1950s and '60s.
Barring a stay from the Supreme Court, the new map will go into effect for the state's May primary.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is a small town with a long history of integrating Puerto Rican families, but this most recent influx is putting its resources to the test.
The new boundaries will go into effect for the 2018 elections.
Sunoco Pipeline will now resume construction activities after receiving a $12.6 million civil penalty for violating construction permits for its Mariner East 2 pipeline project.
In 2016, Philadelphia became the first major city in the U.S. to pass a soda tax.
A new report finds as many as 26,000 Pennsylvania residents who had submitted voter registration applications on time may have been unable to vote or may have seen their ballot discounted.
We canvassed the world of the social and behavioral sciences, looking for rising stars whose careers promise to make a lasting mark. We'll be profiling the top 30 throughout the month of April.
A Pennsylvania gas company offers residents cash to buy protection from any claims of harm.
Until recently, the reigning theory on who the first Homo sapiens in North America were pointed to the Clovis people, evidence of whose culture was discovered in the American Southwest. That theory has been powerfully challenged by, among others, Meadowcroft, an archaeological dig in western Pennsylvania that began in the 1970s.
In Pennsylvania, opponents of gas drilling say regulators are slow and unprepared in responding to air quality complaints.
It's unclear what it means for the future, but the 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl is set to receive a lung transplant today.