Public Media for Central Pennsylvania
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Take Note: What Pennsylvania Can Learn From Ontario's Education Model

Ian Willms
Keystone Crossroads



In Pennsylvania, education funding is a constant issue. The U.S. department of education deemed Pennsylvania the least equitable school system in the country in 2014, and poor school districts around the state regularly find themselves on the brink of financial meltdown. These issues might seem insurmountable, but just a few hours north, the Canadian province of Ontario found a way to even the playing field across school districts. Keystone Crossroads’ education reporter Kevin McCorry recently visited Ontario to see what Pennsylvania could learn from our neighbors to the north. WPSU’s Eleanor Klibanoff spoke with him about that project.

Eleanor Klibanoff was WPSU's reporter for Keystone Crossroads, a statewide reporting collaboration that covers the problems and solutions facing Pennsylvania's cities. Previously, Eleanor was a Kroc Fellow at NPR in DC. She worked on the global health blog and Weekend Edition, reported for the National desk and spent three months at member station KCUR in Kansas City. Before that, she covered abortion politics in Nicaragua and El Salvador, two of the seven countries in the world that completely ban the procedure. She's written for Atlanta Magazine, The Nicaragua Dispatch and Radio Free Europe.