State funding to bring more fresh produce into elementary schools

State funding to bring more fresh produce into elementary schools

Asking parents of young children about teaching them to eat their vegetables usually brings a range of reactions, from boiling frustration to disappointed resignation. For families in some Pennsylvania schools, there might be some relief on the way.

Gov. Tom Wolf (D) announced Tuesday that over 220 elementary schools across the commonwealth with receive grant money to offer more fresh fruits and vegetables as part of school meals. $5.5 million will be awarded as part of funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetables program.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Administrators, teachers and students praise Governor Wolf for his investment in education

Administrators, teachers and students praise Governor Wolf for his investment in education

On Tuesday afternoon, educators, students and parents joined to thank Governor Tom Wolf for what he has done for education since he has been Pennsylvania's governor. 

Wolf spoke about how education has been improving and also thanked everyone there for helping make education a priority. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Wolf holds ceremonial signing for six bills protecting crime victims

Wolf holds ceremonial signing for six bills protecting crime victims

Gov. Tom Wolf was joined by Pennsylvania Victim Advocate, Jennifer Storm, a handful of legislators and advocates for a ceremonial signing of a package of bills that expand protections and supports crime victims. 
Monday, July 15, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

This week Governor Tom Wolf discussed a Rainy Day Fund deposit, announced the money he will be giving counties through a state-issued bond, and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale shared a way Pennsylvania can save tens of millions of dollars a year by simply getting rid of an exam.  

Thursday, July 11, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Wolf holds ceremonial signing for bills that encourage students to report sexual assault on college campuses

Wolf holds ceremonial signing for bills that encourage students to report sexual assault on college campuses

Gov. Tom Wolf held a press conference to discuss legislation that is being signed that would encourage more students to come forward and report sexual assault on college campuses.

The governor proposed two campus safety initiatives, one of which requires colleges to offer an online anonymous option for students to report sexual assault. The second initiative protects a student who comes forward to report sexual assault from getting in trouble for violating school drug, alcohol or other policies.

Monday, July 8, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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